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Hyas Lake

Snoqualmie Region


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


Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 3500 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

The relatively flat hike to this long, shallow lake makes an excellent destination for families with children or an easy overnight camping trip.

Follow the Cle Elum River Trail as it moves through wooded forest and over bubbling streams while surrounded by a bevy of local berries: thimbleberry, bunchberry, mountain ash and huckleberry.

The initial gentle incline flattens out after the first half a mile as you continue through the woods. After one mile, the forest begins to open as the trail nears the lower portion of the main lake.

Listen for birds singing in the forested canopy, as they tend to gravitate toward the lake—this means you’re close. At two miles the lake comes into view. Arriving at the lower shores, you'll find plenty of picnic and camping options. The trail continues to the upper lake to offer incredible views of Cathedral Rock and Mount Daniel, which create a striking contrast to the flat valley holding the lake.

Return by the same route.


Hyas Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5452, -121.0984 Open map in new window


Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Hyas Lake (#1376)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (Nelson & Bauer - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

Getting There

From I-90 take exit 80. Drive north on SR-903 to Salmon la Sac. Fork right and continue up Cle Elum Valley Road (FR-4330) for 12 rough miles to the trailhead.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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