Wallace Lake—Tranquil waters above thundering falls


Quick Facts Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Green trails Map: Index, WA-No. 142 Access: From Everett follow US 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar. Just before Milepost 28 turn left onto 1st Street (signed for Wallace Falls State Park). Proceed for .4 […]

Eagle Lake—Tough hike to a raptor’s delight


Quick Facts:                                   Location: Wild Sky Wilderness, Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes West 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest […]

Spada Lake–dam nice views of the Sultan Basin


Quick Facts: Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Snohomish County Public Utility District Roundtrip: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop HIghway No. 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 […]

Barclay Lake–placid lake at the base of awe-inspiring Baring Mountain


Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 225 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest Special Note: Northwest Forest Pass required. Access: From Everett, head 40 miles east on US 2 to Baring. Near Milepost 41 turn left onto 635th Place NE. […]