Paradise Glacier Trail — The ice caves are no more, but the views are still incredible  

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  Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park entrance fee; Dogs Prohibited; Practice Leave No Trace Principles; Access: From Elbe, follow SR 706 east (passing through […]

North Lake–Secluded Lake off popular Mountain Loop Highway

Remote and secluded North Lake.

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.4 miles High Point: 4,900 feet Elevation gain: 2,300 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway no. 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District Notes: Access road is rough in spots; high clearance recommended Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 26 miles. Just […]

Gobblers Knob and Lake George –In your face glacier views from Mount Rainier National Park lookout

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  Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 12.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park entrance fee; Dogs Prohibited; Practice Leave No Trace Principles; camping only in designated spots and with a permit […]

Round Lake — Find solitude on Lost Creek Ridge

Sloan Peak from the Lost Creek Ridge Trail.

Quick Facts:  Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 4300 feet Difficulty: strenuous Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Access: From Darrington follow the Mountain Loop Highway for 16 miles to a junction with Forest Road 49. Turn […]