Blue Lake─Ice lingers long in this large alpine lake set in a deep rocky cirque

Blue Lake is cool to look at
and downright cold to swim in!

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 27.3 miles Elevation Gain: 5,725 feet Green Trails Maps: Sloan Peak, WA-No. 111; Glacier Peak- No. 112, Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Access: From Darrington, head south on the Mountain Loop Highway 16.0 miles turning left onto FR 49. Follow […]

Sourdough Lookout─The trail is five point five miles long and one mile straight up

The view of Diablo Lake from Sourdough
Mountain is a Northwest Classic.

Quick Facts Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: North Cascades National Park Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 5,100 feet Green Trails Maps: Diablo, WA-No. 48 Access: From Marblemount, follow the North Cascades Highway (SR 20) east for 20 miles. Turn left onto Diablo Road and proceed 0.7 mile crossing an iron bridge spanning Stetattle Creek. […]

Evergreen Mountain—Wild Sky Lookout a challenge to get to – but well worth it

Enjoy verdant meadows on Evergreen Mountain.

Quick Facts Location: Wild Sky Wilderness near Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 3.0 miles (with a 17.0 mile roundtrip mountain bike ride) Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Access: From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 miles (just past Skykomish) turning left onto Beckler River Road (FR 65). Continue 12.6 miles […]

Hidden Lake Lookout─Savor stunning views from an historic fire lookout teetering on a lofty precipitous knoll

The view of Hidden Lake from the lookout is breathtaking!

Quick Facts Location: Cascade River Road Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,300 feet Green Trails Maps: Diablo, WA-No. 48; Cascade Pass, WA-No. 80 Access: From Marblemount, head east on the Cascade River Road for 9.7 miles turning left onto FR 1540 (Sibley Creek Road). Follow FR 1540 for 4.7 […]