Snoqualmie Mountain

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Snoqualmie Mountain
Snoqualmie Mountain.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 6,278 ft (1,914 m) [1]
Prominence 998 ft (304 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°27′31″N 121°24′59″W / 47.4587235°N 121.4164833°W / 47.4587235; -121.4164833Coordinates: 47°27′31″N 121°24′59″W / 47.4587235°N 121.4164833°W / 47.4587235; -121.4164833
Translation People of the moon (Coast Salish)
Pronunciation /snˈkwɑːlm/
Location King County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Cascade Range
Topo map USGS Snoqualmie Pass
Easiest route South ridge via Cave Ridge, class 2

Snoqualmie Mountain is the tallest peak in the immediate vicinity of Snoqualmie Pass in the North Cascade Range of Washington state, U.S. Its shape is often described as "amorphous" or "blob-like", although it does display a steep north face dropping down to the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River. The boundary of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness crosses the summit of Snoqualmie Mountain.


The south ridge, ascending from Cave Ridge between Snoqualmie Peak and Guye Peak, is a non-technical hike. To reach Cave Ridge, either ascend from just south of the Snow Lake trailhead near Alpental to the west, or ascend from the Commonwealth Basin to the east. Expect to take 4 hours to reach the summit. The first recorded ascent was by Albert H. Sylvester in 1897 or 1898.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Snoqualmie Mountain, Washington". Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Snoqualmie Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 

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