Talapus and Olallie Lakes

North Bend, Washington

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These easy-to-reach lakes receive a lot of visitors every sunny summer weekend, but don’t let that keep you away. All those people can’t be wrong— even if it means sharing. In fact, bring the kids—by mid-August the snow-fed lakes have warmed enough that you can take a swim without turning blue. Even if cool mountain lake swimming isn’t your bag, there’s still a lot to keep kids occupied. There are some trout (though they get a lot of fishing pressure), and other critters abound. Deer are frequent visitors, and gray jays (a. k. a. camp robber jays) have learned to congregate wherever hikers travel en masse. Indeed, these beautiful birds can be downright pesky. Keep a close eye on your gorp bag, or you might find a camp robber carrying it off.
Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

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Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

These easy-to-reach lakes receive a lot of visitors every sunny summer weekend, but don’t let that keep you away. All those people can’t be wrong— even if it means sharing. In fact, bring the kids—by mid-August the snow-fed lakes have warmed enough that you can take a swim without turning blue. Even if cool mountain lake swimming isn’t your bag, there’s still a lot to keep kids occupied.

There are some trout (though they get a lot of fishing pressure), and other critters abound. Deer are frequent visitors, and gray jays (a. k. a. camp robber jays) have learned to congregate wherever hikers travel en masse. Indeed, these beautiful birds can be downright pesky. Keep a close eye on your gorp bag, or you might find a camp robber carrying it off.

© 2014 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,220 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Access: Easy to Moderate
Season & Limits: May–Oct
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend office
Local Maps: Green Trails Bandera No. 206 and Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
Driving Directions: Directions to Talapus and Olallie Lakes

Recent Trail Reviews

8/27/2009
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Road is fine for SUV, adequate for cars. Trail is damp (typical for this trail) but completely hikable, nice and cool on a hot day. We backpacked in for one night on Ollalie. Bugs are annoying but not killer--mostly flies, surprisingly few mosquitoes.


7/9/2009
0

Nice quick hike, easy to get to off of 90. Road has been fixed.



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