Greenwood Lake–Serenity in the shadow of High Rock

Quick Facts: Location: Nisqually River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1450 feet Contact:  Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle), Gifford Pinchot National Forest Green Trails Maps: Randle, WA no. 301 Notes: Road to trailhead can be rough. Trail is open to motorcycles but sees little use as it receives little […]

Eastside Trail — Big trees, big waterfalls, and lots of tranquility

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier National park Land Agency: National Park Service One way: 9.0 miles Elevation Loss: 2,200 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park  Green Trails Maps: Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park entry fee; Dogs prohibited; Keep children nearby around waterfalls and creek sides as a slip or fall can lead to […]

Corral Pass –Challenging snow shoe trip to high pass on Castle Mountain

  Quick Facts: IMPORTANT CLOSURE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO SUMMER WILDFIRE DAMAGE THIS ROUTE AND SURROUNDING AREA WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2018. Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 11.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Maps:  Greenwater no. 238, Lester no. […]

Paradise Glacier Trail — The ice caves are no more, but the views are still incredible  

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 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; Access: From Elbe, follow SR 706 east (passing through […]