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) […]

Thorp Mountain–Crown jewel of Kachess Ridge

Location: Cle Elum River Valley near Salmon La Sac Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 5,854 feet Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Kachess Lake – No. 208 Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (509) 852-1100 Note: FR 4308-120 is rough and brushy in spots Access: […]

Twin Falls─Pretty pair of plummeting falls on South Fork Snoqualmie River

Quick Facts Location: Snoqualmie Pass Area Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 700 feet Green Trails Maps: Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S Access: From Seattle, take I-90 to exit 34 east of North Bend turning right (south) onto SE Edgewick Road (468th Ave SE). Proceed for 0.5 mile turning […]

Middle Fork Snoqualmie River─Snowline prober above the Forks of the Wild Sky

Quick Facts Location: Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley near North Bend Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 700 feet Access: From Seattle, take I-90 east to exit 34 east of North Bend turning left onto SE Edgewick Road (468th Ave SE). Proceed for .6 mile turning right onto the Middle Fork […]