Longs Pass- Short and steep hike to in-your face views of Stuart

Quick Facts: Location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2100 feet Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District, Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest Green Trails Maps: Aline Lakes East –Stuart Range no. 208SX Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; Dogs-prohibited Access: From Seattle take I-90 to exit 85 and follow […]

Granite Mountain- classic fire lookout hike at Snoqualmie Pass

  Quick Facts: Location: Snoqualmie Pass Region Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3700 feet Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District North Bend Green Trails Maps: Green Trails, Snoqualmie Pass Gateway no. 207S Notes: Northwest Forest pass or Interagency Pass required; Alpine Lakes Wilderness use permit required May 15—Oct […]

Christmas Lake─Hike along the Iron Horse Trail to a place of Bad Tidings

Quick Facts: Location: Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S Access: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend turning right (south) onto 436th Ave SE which soon becomes Cedar […]

Cedar Butte–Bad spelling on the summit and bad tidings at Christmas Lake below

Location: Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 900 feet Green Trails Maps: Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S Contact:   Washington State Parks (360) 902-8844 Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Access: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend turning right (south) […]