Naches Peak–Big Scenic Payoff for little effort

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Quick Facts: Location: Naches Pass, Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: United States Park Service Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 600 feet Green Trails Maps: Mount Rainier Wonderland Map 269S Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Enumclaw follow SR 410 east to Tipsoo Lake parking area just before Chinook Pass. Good […]

High Rock– The view of Rainier simply rocks from this precipitous peak!

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Quick Facts: Location: Sawtooth Ridge near Ashford and Packwood, WA Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation gain: 1,350 feet Green Trails Maps: Randle, WA no. 301 Contact: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle); Gifford Pinchot National Forest  Notes: Dogs are allowed, but should be on leash because of steep and dangerous drop offs. […]

White River–Low country snowshoe adventure within the shadow of Mount Rainier

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Location: White River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip:  up to 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 700 feet Green Trails Map: Greenwater No. 238 Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass; Parking can be a challenge when snowfall is heavy along roads. Do not park on road shoulders, or block access to substation […]

Goat Falls –“Kid-friendly” snowshoe trip near Mount Rainier National Park

Thundering Goat Falls hidden in a chasm.

  Quick Facts Location: White River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip:  2.5 miles Elevation gain: 500 feet Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier Wonderland no. 269S Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Snoqualmie Ranger District Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required at actual trailhead. When snow level is low, parking may be a challenge. Do […]