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Melakwa Lake & Hemlock Pass Trail

Difficulty:
Easy
Distance:
9.0 mi/14.0 km
Highest Elevation:
4600
Elevation Gain:
2300
Location:
Snoqualmie, WA
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Description:

Crowds abate once past Denny Creek's waterfalls--the hordes thinning to a respectable number of serious hikers looking for an alpine lake experience. And what an experience! The trail finally crests Hemlock Pass and descends moderately to Melakwa Lake, a broad alpine wonder with rocky slopes leading straight down into the crystal water.

Additional Notes/Directions:

From Seattle: Go east on Interstate 90 to the Ashel Curtis exit. Park at the Denny Creek Campground and proceed to the Hemlock Pass trailhead.