Happy Panther Trail–Take a joyful catwalk in the North Cascades

Enjoy a spectacular view of Jack Mountain above Ross Lake.

  Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Scenic Highway Land Agency: Ross Lake National Recreation Area, National Park Service Roundtrip: 12.4 miles Elevation gain: 550 feet Green Trails Maps: Green Trails, Diablo, WA- No. 48, Mount Logan, WA- No. 49 Contact: North Cascades National Park complex Notes: Dogs must be leashed Access: From Burlington follow SR 20 […]

Wallace Falls –A classic series of falls and classic hike, fun for all

The hike along the Wallace River to the falls has its scenic delights, too.

Quick Facts Location: SkykomishRiver Valley Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 5.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,200 feet Green Trails Map: Index, WA-No. 142 Contact: Wallace Falls State Park  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Access: From Everett follow US 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar. Just before Milepost 28 turn left […]

Juniper Dunes Wilderness –A wilderness “sans” trails

Dunes rise behind wilderness entrance sign.

    Quick Facts Location: Franklin County, Eastern Washington Land Agency: Bureau of Land Management Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: Moderate Contact: Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane Office Notes: All approaches to this wilderness area are currently via private roads and land. The southern approach cannot be recommended due to poor roads […]