Top 7 Summer Activities at Snoqualmie Pass
There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty of nature than getting outside and exploring the Pacific Northwest in summer. It’s the perfect time to journey to the mystical mountains, in particular, Snoqualmie Pass. Car-free Seattleites can access the Pass via a new bus service called To The Mountain Shuttle. This popular skiing destination has more to offer once the snow has melted! Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or a casual traveler, there’s a plethora of activities to quench one’s thirst for adventure. Tighten those laces and get ready for the top 7 activities to do at Snoqualmie Pass in the summer!
Snoqualmie Pass is home to some of the most stunning hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest. From leisurely strolls to challenging climbs, there’s a trail for every skill level. Some of the most popular hikes include Kendall Katwalk, Commonwealth Basin, Mt. Si, and Annette Lake. Make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and check the latest trail conditions at Washington Trails Association.
When the weather gets hot, consider taking a dip in one of Snoqualmie Pass’ beautiful lakes. Keechelus Lake is a popular spot for swimming, as well as Lake Easton and Gold Creek Pond. Just make sure to obey all signs and keep an eye out for any wildlife.
3. Mountain Biking
For adrenaline junkies, mountain biking at Snoqualmie Pass is an exhilarating experience. Rent bikes from Evo (at their Pass location) or bring your own! To The Mountain Shuttle’s bus service includes a custom bike trailer from Huckwagons, ensuring your mountain bike is properly transported. There are a number of trails to choose from, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. Some of the popular trails include the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, the Mount Margaret Trail, and the Grand Ridge Trail. In addition to these trails, the Summit at Snoqualmie opened a bike park at Silver Fir.
The streams and lakes around Snoqualmie Pass are known for their excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you’re a fly fisherman or prefer spin casting, there’s plenty of trout and other species to be caught. Just be sure to purchase a valid fishing license before setting out.
Spending a night under the stars at the Snoqualmie Pass campground is an unforgettable experience. The campsite offers a variety of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. The campground also offers a variety of amenities, including picnic tables, fire pits, and shower facilities. Lake Easton State Park is another great option.
6. Disc Golf
Disc golf is a fun and challenging sport that’s gaining popularity across the country. At Snoqualmie Pass, there’s a challenging and picturesque 18-hole disc golf course that winds through the forest and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
7. Rock Climbing
Near the Summit of Snoqualmie Pass lies entry-level alpine climbs and summits. If strapping yourself to a harness and dusting your fingers with chalk is “your thing,” check out Chair Peak ridge via the Snow Lake trail from Alpental. Exit 47 and some lesser summits just south of Hyak are other’s to consider.
With all these things in mind, one may wonder how to access these beautiful areas of Washington. To The Mountain Shuttle has teamed up with Evo, Gearhouse, Dru Bru, Summit at Snoqualmie, and Huckwagons to bring car-free access to the 7 best activities at Snoqualmie Pass.