Elevation

6,278 ft / 1,913 m

Prominence

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Range

Cascades

Summits

34 summits

Top climbing months

June   16%

May   13%

July   13%

Highlights

  • Snoqualmie Mountain is the tallest peak in the immediate vicinity of Snoqualmie Pass in the North Cascade Range of Washington.
  • Its shape is often described as "amorphous" or "blob-like", although it does display a steep north face dropping down to the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
  • The south ridge, ascending from Cave Ridge between Snoqualmie Peak and Guye Peak, is a non-technical hike.
  • To reach Cave Ridge, either ascend from the Snow Lake Trailhead near Alpental to the west, or ascend from the Commonwealth Basin to the east.
"Started from the Alpental parking area and used the steep climbers trail up about 2.2 miles. There was still a large amount of snow here and I was putting on my micro spikes when there were two loud thunderclaps. Sky was getting pretty dark so I abandoned my summit bid and headed back down. This is an extremely steep trail which is class 2 with a few class 3 sections." - Zardoz, Jun 20, 2018
"Up Snoqualmie Mtn trail from Alpental lot, went to Snow Dome, then down a rather steep slope, following a stream 1000 ft down to Cave Ridge, then the normal trail down. Perhaps the last warm-ish day of the season, 55 F in the morning with wind toward the summit. Much warmer later in the afternoon. Very nice." - markgarrett, Oct 27, 2015
"We managed to pull off a two-summit day on this beautiful Saturday, which was a first for us. We started with Snoqualmie Mountain, which is exactly as described in the hiking guide and trail reports: Pretty much straight up with boulders, roots and an eroding trail. The high point of the climb up were the falls just after the trail split - beautiful! We hit snow at about 5,700 feet, and I expect if anyone tackles the mountain after the next week or two, the snow will be almost, if not completely gone. No need for micro-spikes, although the ice-axe was nice for balance. We didn't even bother pu" - BryHong8, May 9, 2015
"Solo ascent to Snoqualmie for the first time. Just wanted a new hike, and do it before thunderstorms rolled in. :) Super hot and humid. No views at the top. Got down just before the downpour. " - aimk13, Aug 10, 2013
"A great quick trip up out of the clouds to a 4-volcano view. Climb up from Alpental is no joke. Unfortunately Dave made it 10 minutes in before his whooping cough kicked in so he had to drop back. Emerged above the clouds somewhere on Cave Ridge. Cloud blanket in all directions made for an interesting summit pano. " - scott, Jul 29, 2012

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