Gem Lake via Snow Lake Trail and High Lakes Trail

based on 176 tracks & routes #36 hike out of 643 in
5.2 mi
Distance
2 hrs 17 min
Time
terrain
1,805 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult one way trail to Gem Lake in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.


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    9luxb641uup1 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    I'm not sure this is a "difficult" hike considering the moderate elevation gain (just under 3,000 by my measurements). I did this in pouring rain and it was less than fun, but I did have the trail to myself most of the day. The trail to Snow Lake handles the water well, except for a few stream/waterfall crossings. Beyond Snow Lake the trail often becomes just a stream bed or giant puddle forcing you to rock hop or take alternate paths. I'm giving it the summer rating because this really is a great route. Late fall in the rain, it is one star.
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Tyler Cordell 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Gem Lake (return trip)
Hannah and Paul
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Grant Watters 6 months ago
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tjprescott 1 year, 5 months ago
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MoritzCrackers 2 years, 8 months ago
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Peter Nielsen 3 years, 6 months ago