Designated Sledding Hill. Open 8 am to 4:30pm
Parking lot has 150 spaces. NOTE: Parking permits are required! Permit Requirements: Daily Sno-Park Permit and Daily or Annual Discover Pass; OR a Seasonal Sno Park Permit plus Special Groomed Trails Permit sticker, without Discover Pass.
For buses and groups of 20 or more people, a Special Recreational Permit is required. Please contact Lake Easton State Park at (509) 656-2586. At least a two week notice is preferred.
** Please note that the section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail east of USFS Rd 5400 to Easton is shared use (snowmobile, x-country ski, snowshoe and dog sled). Snowmobiler's need to use caution!
Tracks, skate lane 13 km (John Wayne Pioneer Trail)
Exception: From April 1 to 30, a Sno-Park Permit may or may not be required. Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.
We went to Hyak as a family with my 3 girls aged 2,4 and 8. We bought a parking pass from REI but it wasn't clear which one was needed but the parking attendants at the park were able to upgrade our existing ticket.
There is a smaller slope for under 5's and both my younger girls went down comfortably alone. This is quite close to the boundary of the car park so you need to be watch children when they reach the bottom of the slope.
The main slope was great fun for my 8 year old and the younger ones went down with my husband and myself. The scenery was truly beautiful .
There are bathrooms and litter bins however there is nowhere to buy food so take snacks and warm drinks. We ate at the North Bend Bar and Grill on the way home , this also comes highly recommended for families.
My holiday was ruined. January 1st 2013 I came with my family 1st time to the snow in Washington state. First, when we arrived, park employee did not let us get in, because parking lot was full. He did not explain another options on this area, and just told us to go back. May be he has some problem with Californians, because I was driving car with California licence plates? After driving around for avail, we found another little hill for the sliding. In couple hours our friends call us, and sad, that parking is available. We came to the Hyak parking lot. I did not see any signs about parking fee. However same person, who turn as out, told us, that place will be closed in 8 minutes, but we have to pay $30.00 parking fee, because we entered to the parking lot, other wise he going to give us citation. Me and my wife decided to get the seasonal pass they charged us double price of listed, without clear explanation. It was my first experience with Washington state parks, and also first experience this kind of attitude from park personals. I don"t know, if I want to come hire any more, or recommend it to my friends.
We were getting tired of the grey skies and rain on the west side, so the kids and I made the 2 hour trip to Hyak Sno-Park to play in the snow. From the moment we got there, we had a blast. If the lines got too long at our slide, we would forage on and just create a new one. BONUS: There was a great cafe in North Bend we stopped at on the way home which was a perfect end to a perfect day.
Bring your inner tubes and sleds! Hours of fun for the young and old on this specially groomed sledding hill. All you need is a Sno-Park parking permit (available for the season and for one day). Please check the website for pricing.
Note that this hill is not supervised and your younger children need to be accompanied and be carefully watched on how to stay safe, especially if it is very crowded which it will be on weekends and holiday as it is the nearest sledding hill to Seattle.
For the 9 and above crowd, there is wonderful snow-shoeing and cross country ski-ing.