Melakwa Lake

based on 202 tracks & routes #2 hike out of 319 in
7.9 mi
3 hrs 37 min
2,336 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult out and back trail in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

This trail goes by Keekwulee Falls and Snowshoe Falls.

    tyler.nelson34 3 months, 1 week ago

    I went all the way Melakwa lake. Pretty awesome post work hike. Had it all, waterfalls, views, lakes, and wildflowers. ★ ★ ★ ★

Public Tracks

Matt P 2 years, 2 months ago
Melakwa Lake via Denny Creek - Saturday - 09/17/2016

From Seattle, drive I-90 eastbound to Exit 47 (Denny Creek / Asahel Curtis). At the bottom of the ramp, turn left over the freeway to a T. Turn right and proceed a quarter-mile, then turn left on Denny Creek Road 58. Follow Denny Creek Road 2.3 miles (past the campground at 2 miles). At the sign for Denny Creek Tr. 1014, turn left on FR 5830 and travel 0.2 mile of potholed gravel to road’s end. There is parking for about 30 vehicles, plus additional shoulder parking along one side of the road. On sunny summer weekends, you may have to park even farther away. Trailhead amenities include two vault toilets, two permit kiosks, a picnic table, and a trash receptacle.

Bobby 4 years, 6 months ago
Denny Creek

Full trip report and trail description (and tons more photos!!) on our blog:

Youren 3 years, 6 months ago
Denny Creek 5/24/15 10:18:35 AM

Denny Creek to Melakawa Lake, memorial day weekend And snow lake trail 6/20/15

Shalena Meredith-Hayes 2 years, 7 months ago
Denny Creek, WA, USA

Water too high to pass one mile in.

Grant Watters 1 year, 1 month ago
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NateH 1 year, 4 months ago
CharlesEGrant 2 years, 4 months ago
doug 4 years, 4 months ago