Summer Access

The Berghaus is located in the mountains of beautiful Snoqualmie Pass at the Summit East ski area at Hyak, less than an hour's drive from Seattle.

When there is no snow on the forest road (typically May through November), the Berghaus is directly accessible by car.


During Summer

    • Take I-90 Eastbound past Snoqualmie Pass.

    • Take the Hyak Exit (Exit 54).

    • At the stop sign turn RIGHT and go STRAIGHT through the next intersection. You will be entering the Hyak Estates/Parking Lot area.

    • At the stop sign take a RIGHT onto Snoqualmie Dr.

    • At the V in the road take a RIGHT. Stay on this road as it winds its way up the hill.

    • At the second V in the road, stay to the uphill side (LEFT) (Cascade Place veers off to the right, do not take it.)

    • Follow the road uphill around a switchback.

    • At the next major V in the road stay to the uphill side (RIGHT) (Innsbruck Dr.) and go up the steep hill.

    • The address maps fairly well, but don’t count on mobile data service once you’re at the summit. The pictures below should help you get to the correct spot.

    • At the top of the steep hill (Innsbruck Dr.) you will see a covered fire hydrant on your left (red A-frame roof covers the hydrant). At this point there is a dirt road on your right with a sign that says "No Snowmobiling". This is Forest Service Road #110 in the map below (before the winter drop-off spot).

    • Take a RIGHT onto this dirt road and check your odometer. The road will slowly climb uphill and switch back to the left.

    • At about 0.2 miles from where you turned onto this dirt road you will come to a fork. Take the road to the LEFT (road levels at this point) and you will be at the Berghaus in a very short distance (approximately 600 feet/180 meters).

    • Most of the summer there will be a “Berghaus” sign at the fork in the road, but do not count on it being there all of the time.

    • WARNING: If you miss this left, the road will keep on climbing and will go on for many miles and will take you to near the top of the ski mountain and beyond. If you get there, you've gone too far.