Snow Lake Trail Western Washington



It was mid-June and I thought this trail would be pretty clear of snow but I was wrong. It was a beautiful day, the sun was strong and warm when we passed out from under the tree cover. My kids (rightfully) grumbled at having to hike through snow pretty much all the way up and all the way down. I told them they should pack away this memory safely because with global warming, they might never be able to experience taking their kids hiking in snow.

The Snow Lake trail, at 8 miles round-trip and an elevation gain of 1800 feet, is a pretty challenging hike with children and one which I would only attempt with older kids. That said, since the trailhead is just off the Snoqualmie Summit and there’s ample parking at the Alpental Ski Area it does have it’s good points. We’ll certainly be doing this hike again this summer – although hopefully without the risk of stepping into snow up to our knees the next time.


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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

One thought on “Snow Lake Trail Western Washington

  1. Maggie

    hahahahahahaha I had a similar experience when I stayed with you guys and my cousin visited. I forgot what the place is called we went to, but it was some kind of shut down mine town. And we did the same and hiked through the snow… haha with wet pants and shoes, but it was fun nonetheless.

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