Hall Mountain via Noisy Creek– It’s a haul to this old lookout site

Quick Facts: Location: Selkirk Mountains, Eastern Washington Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 14 miles Elevation Gain: 4130 feet Contact: Sullivan Lake District, Colville National Forest Notes: Practice Leave No Trace principles; grizzly habitat, trail passes recent burn zone–use caution Access: From Newport, Washington follow SR 20 north (west) 47 miles to the junction with SR 31 in […]

Skyscraper Mountain–Enjoy sweeping views of Rainier from this towering summit

Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 7.0 miles High Point: 7,078 feet Elevation gain: 1,500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier Wonderland Map 269S Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Note: Park entrance fee; dogs prohibited Access: From Enumclaw, follow SR 410 east to Sunrise Road. Turn right and […]

Heather Park─Steep climb to views that are “Tops”

Quick Facts: Location: Hurricane Ridge-Heart of the Hills Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 10 miles Elevation Gain: 3,940 feet Green Trails Map: Hurricane Ridge-Elwha North No. 134S Access: From Port Angeles, follow Race Street south 1.2 miles passing the Olympic National Park Visitors Center to the Hurricane Ridge Road (Heart O the Hills Parkway). […]

Mount Dickerman–arduous climb to sweeping alpine views

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 8.6 miles High Point: 5,723 feet Elevation gain: 3,900 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required Access: From Granite Falls follow […]