Snow Lakes Trail #1553


This trail within Alpine Lakes Wilderness has a moderate grade with numerous switchbacks to Snow Lakes.

The trail into the Enchantments Lakes area has very steep grades with loose gravelly scree slopes. This portion of trail is a primitive route marked with rock cairns.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Alpine Lake Wilderness permit required.  These are self-issued at the trailhead. Special overnight permits required June 15 - Oct. 15 for the unique Enchantments Area.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. See: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Regulations Booklet (PDF File)  
  • Manditory permit area.
  • Hiker only trail.
  • Group size limit 8. 
  • Dogs are prohibited.
  • Campfires are prohibited.
  • Designated hiker campsites at Nada Lake and Snow Lake.
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Snow Creek Trailhead.
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District, (509) 548-2550

General Information


From Leavenworth, WA  follow US-2 W for .8 miles and take a left onto Icicle Road. Follow Icicle Road for 4.3 miles to the Snow Lakes Trailhead.The trail ends at Aasgard Pass.

Vicinity Map of Enchantment Permit Area Zones

Small Map of Enchantment Permit Area Zones. Click for larger version.

General Notes:

Green Trails Map - #209S The Enchantments

USGS Map - Leavenworth/Blewett/Enchantment Lakes, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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