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Escondido Lake

Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
47.4346, -121.1868 Map & Directions
13.6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2,700 feet
Highest Point
4,650 feet
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The small Escondido Lake surrounded by evergreen forest. Photo by Keira the hiking dog. Full-size image
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Take a short side trip from Waptus Pass to a small, shallow lake on Polallie Ridge. Continue reading

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Hiking Escondido Lake

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.

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Escondido Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.4346, -121.1868 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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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Snoqualmie Region > Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Escondido Lake (#1320)

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District

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