Diablo Lake– Hell of a lake, but not a devil of a hike

  Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: Ross Lake National Recreation Area Roundtrip: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1400 feet Contact:  North Cascades National Park  Detailed Information: Day Hiking North Cascades (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access road gated at 4:15 pm during winter Access: From Marblemount follow SR 20 east for 21.5 miles. Then […]

Boulder River─ walk among crashing waterfalls and through primeval forest

Quick Facts Location: Boulder River Wilderness, near Darrington Land Agency: National Forest Service Round trip: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 750 feet Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Arlington follow SR 530 for 20 miles. Just beyond Milepost 41 near a subdivision turn right onto FR 2010 and continue for 3.7 miles to trailhead. Contact: […]

Bald Eagle Peak — Old-growth, stunning views, and solitude

  Quick Facts: Location: Henry M Jackson Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2800 feet Contact: Darrington Ranger District, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Notes: FR 49 is rough in spot requiring a high clearance vehicle; Northwest Forest pass required; dog-friendly, exceptional old-growth, wilderness […]

Pinnacle Lake — Pretty little lake perched on a shoulder of Mount Pilchuck

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway, near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation gain: 1,100 feet Green Trails Maps:  Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest   Notes: access road is rough, high clearance vehicles recommended. Access: From Granite Falls follow the […]