Margaret Lake

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington 98068

Margaret Lake

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Reaching Margaret Lake occupies much of the same trail as getting to Lake Lillian, with the added pleasure of being a shorter hike. Another major difference between the destinations is that past the junction with Margaret Lake, the trail to Lake Lillian is steep, rough, and in many places almost straight up and down. In comparison, the entire way to Margaret Lake is along a nice and easy-to-follow route. In autumn an immense slope of huckleberries at Margaret Lake makes for good grazing. The lake is also a suitable swimming hole in summer.

Begin walking along this old road, now Trail 1332, through a forest of vine maple (Acer circinatum), willow (Salix sp), red alder (Alnus rubra), and maturing Douglas fir and mountain hemlock. Despite opportunities to turn off, stay on the main road until you reach a junction marked by a fi berglass Forest Service stick-sign announcing a hikers-only trail."

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Trail Information

Snoqualmie Pass
Nearby City
7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 to 6 hours
Duration
Summer and fall
Season
Alpine Lakes Protection Society (ALPS), www.alpinelakes.org. Middle Fork Snoqualmie, www.midforkrocks.org. Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District, 803 W Second St., Cle Elum, WA 98922; (509) 852-1100. Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend Office, 42404 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045; (425) 888-1421; www.fs.usda.gov /detail/mbs/about-forest/ offices/?cid=fsbdev7_001660.
Local Contacts
USGS Chikamin Peak
Local Maps