Talapus Lake Trail

North Bend, Washington 98045

Talapus Lake Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Snowshoe Routes: Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"The trail ascends through open ?r and hemlock forests, dips low and rolls alongside a pretty mountain stream a time or two, and ?nally deposits dedicated snowshoers on the shores of a wide, pretty alpine lake nestled below a steep, avalanche-ravaged ridge. The views from the lake basin include looks up to Bandera Mountain and Pratt Mountain, and east to Granite Mountain." Read more

Talapus Lake Trail Reviews

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7/16/2018
This is a really nice, well maintained trail that is pretty doable for all skill levels. My dog and I did this hike-- the lake is cold, beautiful and refreshing. If you have time hike a bit further to Ollalie Lake.
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8/3/2014
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
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7/1/2012
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.
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9/2/2009
Great hike for kids. Definitely extend the hike to Lake Olallie, especially if you are considering pitching a tent.
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7/19/2009
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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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Dec 2018