Silver Peak Loop

Try this challenging loop past an alpine lake and up to a windswept summit with big views of nearby peaks.
Total Distance: 8.6 miles
Total Ascent: 3000ft
Highest Point: 5605ft
Difficulty: Hard
Our Hiking Time: 4h 45m
Required Permit: Northwest Forest Pass
To get there take I-90 to Hyak Exit 54 and head right. Take a left into the ski area parking lot and head toward the houses at the far end. Pass a small water treatment plant on your way to FR 9070. Follow to a T, and turn left. Find the Cold Creek trailhead roughly 2.5 miles from the beginning of the road on the left. View Google Directions >>
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Silver Peak has long enjoyed popularity amongst hikers, spanning back to the first recorded ascent by the US Geological Survey in 1899. Since that time thousands of snowshoers, mountaineers and backpackers have enjoyed the relative ease of access to one of the tallest peaks in the Snoqualmie region as well as the expansive views from the top.
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