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123 Hikes
Jolly Mountain via Sasse Ridge Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2003 ft.
Highest Point: 6443.0 ft.
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Use this route to access the summit of this Teanaway peak, and you'll be pleased to find it's half as short as the standard 13-mile roundtrip approach. The trailside environment is stark, since this area burned recently, and while life is rebounding here, it’s still more austere than jolly. Note that this summit is also accessible via the West Fork Teanaway Trail, Yellow Hill, and Jolly Creek or Paris Creek, though all those are multi-mile treks, deserving of overnighting, or at least a very early start.
 
 
Escondido Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
13.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 4650.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
Take a short side trip from Waptus Pass to a small, shallow lake on Polallie Ridge.
 
 
Fourth Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
3.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
Accessible from the Beverly Turnpike trail or from the Ingalls Creek trail, Fourth Creek is a hiker-only trail that connects Beverly Turnpike with the Ingalls Creek trail and allows hikers to create loops in the popular Teanaway area.
 
 
Teanaway Community Forest - Exclamation Point Rock

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
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Exclamation Point Rock is a geological rarity in Washington, and part of the developing Teanaway Community Forest. Right now it is difficult to access this location without trespassing on private property. Hikers are discouraged from visiting this area.
 
 
Iron Peak via Tooth Saddle Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3050 ft.
Highest Point: 6500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
This alternate approach to Iron Peak begins at the Beverly Turnpike trailhead.
 
 
Deep Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
14.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(8 votes)
This trail takes hikers up close and personal with Cathedral Rock before dropping down to the shores of Deep Lake.
 
 
Beverly Turnpike

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2350 ft.
Highest Point: 5800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(8 votes)
Spanning the Wenatchee Mountains and offering views of the backside of the Enchantment Peaks, the Beverly Turnpike trail (named for the two creeks it parallels) offers a straightforward out-and-back hike to a pass, or a more rugged thru-hike into the Ingalls Creek drainage. It also can be used to create loop hikes, or access nearby peaks. Hikers share this trail with mountain bikes and horses, and it isn’t uncommon to see occasional evidence of them along the way.
 
 
Cooper Lake Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
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Snowshoe around a lake in the Salmon La Sac area; you'll share the area with motorized users, as well.
 
 
Cooper River Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2900.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
A snowy ramble along a river east of Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 
Hex Mountain

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 5034.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.70
(10 votes)
Hex Mountain is now located partially on private property please and is inaccessible to vehicles.
 
 
Elbow Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3740 ft.
Highest Point: 5710.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.38
(8 votes)
Be prepared for a real spring workout to reach Elbow Peak and its grand vista of peaks in the central and south Cascades. Along the way, be sure to stop and view the multitude of flowers.
 
 
Yellow Hill

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2827 ft.
Highest Point: 5527.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(8 votes)
In the aftermath of the 2017 Jolly Mountain fire, this forest walk to a wonderful viewpoint has become a study in the effects of fire. Even so, the spring flowers are a beautiful contrast and the vista includes Mount Rainier.
 
 
Lemah Meadow

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
1.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 3250.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Lemah Meadow is a marshy clearing set at the foot of Lemah Mountain. Although the meadow lies along the Pacific Crest Trail, it is most easily reached by the Pete Lake Trail. A couple of scenic campsites make this a fun alternative to staying at the busy shores of Pete Lake.
 
 
Hex Mountain Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 5034.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(14 votes)
A steep but rewarding Cascades snowshoe with great views from the summit. Low avalanche risk makes this a popular winter destination.
 
 
Iron Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2360 ft.
Highest Point: 6160.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(10 votes)
Get a great workout and some incredible views on this steep, dry trail in the Teanaway.
 
 
Squaw Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4850.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
Get a taste of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness on this short climb to a small but scenic lake. The trail winds from a lush meadow into old growth forest. Whether as a short day trek or a first-time overnight, a hike to Squaw Lake is worth the long road in.
 
 
Bean Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1143 ft.
Highest Point: 6743.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
From Bean Creek Basin, a combination of boot trail and scramble lead to the high point 6743, known as Bean Peak. The 360 degree views provide a great perspective for the peaks of the Teanaway and to the north, the Stuart Range.
 
 
Magnet Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 4400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
Hike this unmaintained trail on the dry side of the Cascades. It's a scenic, wildflower wonderland, if you're willing and able to route-find your way to the ridge.
 
 
Howson Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
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A summit climb on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass. Gear and expertise required.
 
 
Miller Peak Loop

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 6400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
Try this long loop for a challenging day hike. There’s not much in the way of camping options, but it’s a great trainer, and you’ll enjoy views of the Stuart Range, but only after you do a little bushwhacking and a lot of climbing. Bring as much water as you can carry – you’ll parallel creeks on the way in and on the way out, but the majority of the hike is high and dry.
 
 
Red Mountain Snowshoe

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3560 ft.
Highest Point: 5880.0 ft.
Rating:
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0.00
(0 votes)
Spectacular views into Alpine Lakes Wilderness, from the Teanaway backcountry and The Enchantments to the east, Mount Daniel and surrounding peaks to the north, to Snoqualmie mountain ranges to the west. As always, Mount Rainier solemnly guarding the south as always.
 
 
Polallie Ridge

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 5300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(12 votes)
Heading right up the nose of the ridge it’s named after, Polallie will give you a workout. It’s steep, it’s rocky, and there are very few views. Head all the way to Diamond Lake for an overnight, go further into the Alpine Lakes wilderness, or call it quits whenever your glutes have had enough.
 
 
Peggy's Pond

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
Access to such a grand location, with such ease, should be illegal. For the low admission price of a half dozen miles one can gain entrance to a primordial world of receding glaciers, wildflower carpeted meadows, and purple mountains majesties. The last mile to the lake will test many hikers’ nerves but the rewards are worth it. This pond is an excellent destination unto itself. It is also a stepping stone to more ambitious cross country ramblings in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
 
 
North Scatter Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 6200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
Hike a steep trail up to a high pass in the Wenatchee mountains above the upper Cle Elum River.
 
 
Not So Sasse Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
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A scramble off of I-90 near Cle Elum. Route-finding experience recommended.
 
 
Mineral Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 2570 ft.
Highest Point: 4900.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
Here's a quiet but extremely rough trail that provides access to the Pacific Crest Trail from Salmon La Sac.
 
 
Mary's Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
Gain: 3143 ft.
Highest Point: 6680.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A class 2 scramble to Mary's Peak in the Teanaway, featuring stunning views of the Stuart Range. Climbing experience recommended.
 
 
Miller Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 6400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.86
(7 votes)
Miller Peak is an excellent, challenging day hike, which gains 3200 feet to the high point. But all that climbing affords you breathtaking views of the Stuarts, and much of the Teanaway area, as well as Mount Rainier.
 
 
Thorp Mountain via Knox Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1734 ft.
Highest Point: 5854.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.90
(10 votes)
This short, steep in places, route to Thorp Mountain has flowers, berries, and views along the way. The big payoff is the grand vista from the lookout, as befits its location as the highest point for many miles in all directions.
 
 
Roslyn Urban Forest

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1258 ft.
Highest Point: 3486.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A multi-use trail system in the city of Roslyn, the trails here offer a variety of outings that can be enjoyed by many different users. Views here extend across the Teanaway Valley to the snow covered peaks of the Stuart Range and even Mount Rainier in the southern distance.