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Escondido Lake

Snoqualmie Region


Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
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13.6 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 4650 ft.


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Take a short side trip from Waptus Pass to a small, shallow lake on the western end of Polallie Ridge.

Escondido Lake can be reached from many different trails. Pete Lake will give the most direct route, but Pollalie Ridge or Waptus River trail also make fine routes. The Escondido Lake trail climbs somewhat steeply above Escondido Creek to the shallow lake with a flowered meadow beyond it.


Escondido Lake

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Co-ordinates: 47.4346, -121.1868 Open map in new window


Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Escondido Lake (#1320)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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Getting There

Directions to the Pete Lake Trailhead

From Seattle, drive east on I-90 and take exit 80 (Roslyn/Salmon la Sac). Turn left (north) onto Bullfrog Road. Drive it for 2.8 miles, passing through two traffic circles. Exit the second traffic circle onto WA-903 north, driving through Roslyn and past Cle Elum Lake to a junction with FR-46. (From I-90 this is a total of 16.8 miles.)

Turn left (west) on FR-46 (signed for FR 4600) and follow 4.7 miles. Turn right on FR-4616 and continue 1 mile to the trailhead.


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