Grand Valley–Aptly named valley has it all; lakes, meadows, and fantastic alpine scenery

                                                                               Quick Facts  Location: Obstruction Point (Hurricane Ridge) Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 9.8 miles Elevation […]

Lake Dorothy — Easy Hike to Large Alpine Lake

Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 800 feet Contact: Skykomish Ranger District, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Green Trails Maps: Green Trails, Alpine Lakes West Stevens Pass No 176S Notes: Northwest Forest pass or Interagency pass required; dogs must be leashed; wilderness regulations apply Access: From Everett, […]

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 […]