Jade Lake

High up in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, there is a shimmering blue lake surrounded by soaring, snow-covered peaks. The experience of hiking to Jade Lake feels like a dream, especially once you return to civilization. If my sore legs didn’t serve as a reminder, I would question whether it even happened.

Jade Lake Panorama

This amazing lake got its name due to azure waters that flow from Lynch Glacier. Jade Lake is located in the Snoqualmie Region, part of Alpine Lakes Wilderness. This beautiful section of Central Cascades features dozens of lakes. The trails to Jade Lake will also take hikers to Marmot and Clarice lakes, no less fascinating.

Marmot Lake Waterfall

The hike is best taken as a three-day hike for the best possible experience.

Jade Lake on a Foggy Day