Old Mine Trail — Gold above the Carbon

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Round Trip: 3.0 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: 350 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount Rainier National Park 269S Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Notes: Dogs prohibited; Drones prohibited; National Park fee or Interagency Pass required Access: From Buckley, follow SR 165 south. […]

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 […]

Cooney Lake–larches at the edge of the North Cascades

Location: Sawtooth Ridge Roadless Area Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 16 miles High Point: 7,300 feet Elevation gain: 3,800 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Maps: Prince Creek, WA- No. 115 Contact: Methow Valley Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass Required Access: From Twisp follow SR 153 south turning right onto Gold […]