This is my favorite lake hike on the I-90 corridor. The lake is located in a narrow valley with Chair Peak to the east and Kaleetan Peak to the west. It is known for its clear water and beautiful blue-green color. The trail to the lake follows a magical valley of waterfalls, rapids and lush forest.
Meet at 8am on the ground floor of the Issaquah Park & Ride garage to carpool to the trailhead. The park and ride is located at exit 15 off I-90.
Distance: 9 miles rt.
Elevation gain: 2300ft.
Bring some cash to cover the carpool fee . 10 - 15 cents per mile is suggested for riders. It is about 40 miles each way from the park and ride to the trail head.
IT'S HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO BRING YAK TRAX OR MICRO SPIKES AND HIKING POLES AS THERE MIGHT BE SNOW IN THE TRAIL.
Note: A Northwest Forrest Service Pass is required for parking at the trail head. We will be hiking moderate pace. (About 2 miles/hour)