Gold Creek Pond Loop

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington 98068

Gold Creek Pond Loop

Gold Creek Pond Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Gold Creek Pond, cradled in the lower Gold Creek valley, is a wonderful
destination for kids and novice snowshoers. By mid-December, the snow
is usually deep enough for the outing to be enjoyable, making this a great
destination for families who gave each other snowshoes for Christmas."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"This trail proves that not all hikes have to be epic outings to be enjoyable. Though short, this loop is a great learning adventure for folks of all ages. Preteen kids will especially love exploring its watery world of lakes and creeks, as well as diving deep into century-old forests. It’s hard to believe, but in the 1970s and early 1980s this was a gravel pit created and used for building I-90. Since then, agencies have worked together to reclaim the area, and they’ve done a remarkable job." Read more
Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington (Falcon Guides)
Peter Stekel
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"It’s only a mile of walking on an asphalt trail. And the pond is a gravel pit left over from the construction of I-90 that Conservation Northwest and the Forest Service are restoring to a natural habitat with 6,000 locally adapted native plants. With all that you’d think Gold Creek Pond hardly worth the effort of an hour’s drive from Seattle. But you’d be wrong, because Gold Creek Pond is wildflower paradise! And a wonderful place for birding too. You can spend an hour here or an entire day." Read more

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Trail Information

Snoqualmie Pass
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
December through February
Mount Baker—Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend Office
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Snoqualmie Pass No. 207
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018