Silver Lake─Precious body of water above old mining district

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass. Hike begins by walking up gated Monte Cristo Road. Note: Northwest […]

Scatter Lake — Golden larch lake high on 8,321-foot Abernathy Peak

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 […]

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

  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

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 […]