Pratt Lake Trail 1007

The Pratt Lake Trail leads to a number of areas, offering almost unlimited possibilities for hiking, fishing and scrambling. Pass the junction with Granite Mountain Trail 1016 at milepost 0.9. At three miles a junction on the left takes you to Talapus and Olallie Lakes within Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Both lakes are very popular day-hike destinations and heavily used.

At milepost 4.0 the trail splits and Mount Defiance Trail 1009 continues straight along the ridge above Talapus Lake, whereas the Pratt Lake trail turns to the right, dropping into the Pratt Lake basin. The Pratt Lake Trail ends here, becoming Melakwa Trail 1011 near the Pratt Lake outlet at an unmarked junction with Pratt River Trail 1035. Camp here or continue to Lower Tuscohatchie Lake on the Melakwa Lake Trail for more camp spots if Pratt Lake is crowded.

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
  • The trail is closed to motorized vehicles and bicycles.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.
  • Llamas and goats only; contact Ranger Station for current conditions.
Closest Towns: North Bend, Washington
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Pratt Lake Trailhead.
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend Office at 425-888-1421.

General Information


From North Bend, WA take I-90 east to exit #47. Turn north from the exit ramp and take a left at the "T" in the road. Drive 0.25 mile until the end of the road where the trailhead is located. The trail leaves from the northwest side of the lot.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Fire Information Use designated campsites. NO campfires.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
1800 feet - 3400 feet