Gold Creek Pond near Snoqualmie Pass
We had heard that Gold Creek Pond near Snoqualmie Pass in Washington was the perfect spot for snowshoe beginners. But we were also pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s not short on incredible views. With Kendall Peak to the NorthWest and Rampart Ridge, Chikamin Peak and Alta Mountain to the NorthEast, your view of the valley is really quite spectacular.
A recreation pass is required. You can purchase one here (we have no affiliation with this site).
In the summer, you can drive all the way up the road and park right in a parking lot by the restrooms. From there, it’s only a few hundred yards to the edge of the pond. In the winter, unless you have a vehicle with really good clearance and a set of darn good snow tires, you’ll want to park down at the base of the road towards the Hyak exit and hike back in on snowshoes. It’s still less than a mile to get back to the pond with literally no elevation gain.
There is a 1.2 mile trail around the pond and you can hike pretty far up the valley as you mostly follow Gold Creek north towards Chikamin Peak in the distance.
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