Mileage: 10 miles.
Elevation Gain/Highest: 3300ft/6151ft
Map: Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass 207
Favorite Eats After Hike: Aardvark
9/27/2015 Another Meetup hike, some of us came in Rachel Lake and my group came in the backdoor via Lake Laura, Vivian and Rampart Lakes. The trail is basically a fisherman’s bootpath and straight up, similar to Tuck and Robin Lakes, Chain Lakes or Minotaur until you get to Rampart Lakes. Then things level out a bit until your climb up Alta Mountain. Expect to use your hands as you make your way over what I believe are 5 false summits to the top!
My favorite part of this hike (aside from the easy scramble to the top) was being able to look across to the PCT, Kendall Katwalk and Alaska Lake. Pretty cool.
Directions: Drive I-90 East to Exit 54, signed for Hyak. Cross under the freeway, then turn right onto FR 4832. Continue until the pavement ends and the road turns uphill, then proceed to the fourth sharp turn, where road FR 136 branches off to the left. Continue on FR 136, keeping right at a fork. At the first sharp right turn there is a parking lot. Park here. The trail starts from the parking lot.