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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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