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Tunnel Creek

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West
47.7094, -121.1065 Map & Directions
1.6 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
1,300 feet
Highest Point
4,400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
  • Waterfalls

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Hike a steep trail to some high alpine lakes south of Highway 2. Continue reading

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Hiking Tunnel Creek

Ascend through a valley in cool green forest on tread kept in great condition by WTA volunteers. The way is steep and never in sight of Tunnel Creek until the final quarter mile.

At 1.6 miles, arrive at Hope Lake. Just beyond is the Pacific Crest Trail, and another half mile brings you to Mig Lake and some camps. Further north are the high alpine lakes of Swimming Deer, Susan Jane and Lake Josephine.

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Tunnel Creek

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.7094, -121.1065 Open in Google Maps

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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

From Seattle, drive north on I-5 to Everett and take exit 194 onto Highway 2. Drive east on Highway 2. Continue past the town of Skykomish for approximately 12 miles, until the sharp hairpin turn. Immediately after the Tunnel Creek bridge, turn right onto Forest Service Road 6095 (only possible from eastbound lane).

Remain on the main road until the junction at 1.2 miles. Keep left, steeply up FSR 115 (6095), and at 1.3 miles you'll arrive at the Tunnel Creek trailhead.

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Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

Tunnel Creek (#1061)

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Maps Skykomish No. 176

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