Deception Creek—Big trees, wilderness valley, no crowds—and that’s the truth!

Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash. Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass-No. 176S Access: From Everett drive US 2 east to the small city of Skykomish. […]

Greider Lakes — shimmering subalpine lakes in the Sultan Basin

Quick Facts: Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 9.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Snohomish County Public Utility District Notes: Register (no fee) at entrance to watershed. Dogs must be on leash. Access: From Everett follow US 2 east to Sultan. At […]

Sultan River Canyon Trail — A near yet remote canyon housing big trees and a wild stretch of river

Quick Facts: Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Snohomish County Public Utility District  Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 850 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access:  From Everett follow US 2 east to Sultan. At a traffic light just past Milepost 23 turn left onto Sultan Basin Road. Follow for 13.2 miles (pavement ends at 10.4 miles) to an […]

Heybrook Lookout—Snowline prober above the Forks of the Wild Sky

Quick Facts: Location: Near Index, Skykomish Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 850 feet Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 37 miles to trailhead located on north side of highway just after entering Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Good […]