North Lake–Secluded Lake off popular Mountain Loop Highway

Remote and secluded North Lake.

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.4 miles High Point: 4,900 feet Elevation gain: 2,300 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway no. 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District Notes: Access road is rough in spots; high clearance recommended Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 26 miles. Just […]

Round Lake — Find solitude on Lost Creek Ridge

Sloan Peak from the Lost Creek Ridge Trail.

Quick Facts:  Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 4300 feet Difficulty: strenuous Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Access: From Darrington follow the Mountain Loop Highway for 16 miles to a junction with Forest Road 49. Turn […]

Sourdough Mountain Lookout–Trail is 5.5 miles long and one mile straight up!

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Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: North Cascades National Park Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 5,100 feet Green Trails Maps: Diablo, WA-No. 48 Access: From Marblemount, follow the North Cascades Highway (SR 20) east for 20 miles. Turn left onto Diablo Road and proceed 0.7 mile crossing an iron bridge spanning Stetattle Creek. Bear right reaching the trailhead in […]

Big Four Ice Caves — Cool attraction is a hot destination

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: easy Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest  or Verlot Public Service Center (summer weekends) (360) 691-7791 Notes: NW Forest Pass required; DO NOT […]