Talapus Lake Trail

North Bend, Washington

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Easy access, a short trail, camping, fishing, and proximity to other woodland lakes are the reasons Talapus is one of the most popular lakes in the greater Snoqualmie Pass area. The trail continues on from Talapus to Olallie and numerous other lowland lakes. At 1¾ miles, the trail levels and enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, where you will see enormous old-growth cedars. Watch for wild lily-of-the-valley and the tiny pink bells of twinflower lining the trail.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

Easy access, a short trail, camping, fishing, and proximity to other woodland lakes are the reasons Talapus is one of the most popular lakes in the greater Snoqualmie Pass area. The trail continues on from Talapus to Olallie and numerous other lowland lakes.

At 1¾ miles, the trail levels and enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, where you will see enormous old-growth cedars. Watch for wild lily-of-the-valley and the tiny pink bells of twinflower lining the trail.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,120 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: July-October
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600 feet
Top Elevation: 3,720 feet
Local Contacts: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, North Bend Ranger District
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 206 Bandera; USGS Bandera
Driving Directions: Directions to Talapus Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/3/2014
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Very nice hike. Not difficult. But on the lake was crowded (of course) and it was difficult to get to the water. The lake is very beautiful


7/1/2012
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if you get there early, you can avoid the crowds. the trail is well maintained. we had a great hike. not difficult even with 30 lbs of weight.


9/2/2009
0

Great hike for kids. Definitely extend the hike to Lake Olallie, especially if you are considering pitching a tent.


7/19/2009
0

Great Hike for Kids or Beginners. The leader of our cub scout troop's daughter hiked up in flip flops, probably not the best idea but she's only 3. Ollalie lake is a prettier lake if you can make the next .8 miles.



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