Great Places to Stop When Traveling Over the Snoqualmie Pass
Traveling over Snoqualmie Pass in Washington provides breathtaking scenery and opportunities to explore. Here are some great places to stop when making the journey:
Take a break at the summit to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. There are often recreational opportunities and interpretive displays providing information about the area. In the winter, the Summit at Snoqualmie offers a variety of winter sports activities, including skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, it’s a great place for hiking and scenic chairlift rides.
If you’re visiting during the winter months and enjoy skiing or snowboarding, Alpental Ski Area is a popular destination near the pass.
This large reservoir offers a beautiful setting for picnics or a short break. In the warmer months, you might spot people fishing or enjoying water activities.
A relatively short hike, Franklin Falls Trail is accessible year-round and leads to a stunning waterfall. It’s a great way to stretch your legs and experience the natural beauty of the area. Hiking with kids, new to hiking, or just looking for an easy day hike with a spectacular endpoint? Look no further than Franklin Falls! At just 2 miles roundtrip with 400 feet in elevation gain it is the perfect destination for any hiker looking for something easy and beautiful.
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Good for kids
This picturesque spot is great for a leisurely walk around the pond, offering reflections of the surrounding mountains. It’s especially beautiful during the fall when the foliage changes colors. In winter, this hike is known as the Lower Gold Creek Basin Snowshoe, find pass requirements here for that route.
Gold Creek Pond is an ADA-accessible paved loop hike around a picturesque mountain pond atop Snoqualmie Pass. It is the perfect hike for small children, who can walk unassisted the whole route, for parents pushing strollers and for people in wheelchairs. It’s also a good leg stretcher for folks who have been driving a long time and need a break.
- Mountain views
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Good for kids
If you’re a fan of craft beer, consider stopping at Dru Bru in Snoqualmie Pass. It’s a local brewery with a taproom where you can try some unique and local brews.
This trailhead provides access to several hiking trails, including the popular Gold Creek Pond Trail and the longer Gold Creek Basin Trail. It’s a great spot for nature enthusiasts.
Remember to check current conditions, especially during the winter months, as weather and road conditions can change rapidly in mountainous regions. Always prioritize safety during your travels. Afterwards make Lewis & Main your dining destination when traveling through Monroe and your first or last stop when traveling over the pass!
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