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Lower Wildcat Lake

Snoqualmie Region


Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass
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Lower Wildcat Lake offers an opportunity to get deeper into the backcountry past Snow Lake, while still on a formal trail.

From northeast side of Snow Lake, take the High Lakes Trail (1012) as it climbs past scenic Gem Lake, descends to Lower Wildcat Lake, and provides the jump-off point for the informal route to Upper Wildcat Lake. 

Many hikers stop at Snow Lake, so once you get past it, you may enjoy a little more sense of solitude!


Lower Wildcat Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.4453, -121.4235 Open map in new window


Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

High Lakes Trail (#1012)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District

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Getting There

From Exit 52 off I-90, drive to the ski area parking at Alpental. Be aware that there are private residences near Alpental and respect requests for No Parking that may exist.


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