Iron Goat Trail –Hike back into time to one of Washington’s most tragic events

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Quick Facts: Location: Stevens Pass Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation gain: 650 feet Green Trails Maps: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass no. 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 55 miles to Milepost 55. Turn […]

Cutthroat Lakes– Hike to a set of beautiful tarns beneath Bald Mountain

One of the many Cutthroat Lake scattered near bald Mountain.

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Green Trails Maps: Silverton WA- No. 110 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest   Notes: access road is narrow and parking is limited. Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain […]

Lake Janus — Wilderness gateway to eastern Snohomish County

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Quick Facts: Location: Pacific Crest Trail near Stevens Pass Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,550 feet Green Trails Map: Benchmark MT- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Self-issued free wilderness permit available at trailhead. Wilderness regulations apply. No fires allowed near lake. Access: […]

Scatter Lake — Larches set this alpine lake aglow in autumn

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Quick Facts: Location: Twisp River Valley Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 8.5 miles Elevation gain: 3,800 feet Green Trails Map: Stehekin, WA – No 82 Contact:  Methow Valley Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest   Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Twisp, follow Twisp River Road west for 21.8 miles to […]