Green Lake and Ranger Falls –Towering trees and a three-tiered cataract

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  Quick Facts: Location: Carbon River Valley, Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier National Park 269SX Notes: National Park entrance fee; Dogs Prohibited; Practice Leave No Trace Principles; camping only in designated spots and with a permit Access: From […]

Snoquera Falls — A touch of the Yosemite Valley in Washington

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  Quick Facts: Location: White River Valley Land Agency:  Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 750 feet Contact: Snoqualmie Ranger District, Enumclaw office Green Trails Map: Greenwater no. 238 Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash Access: From Enumclaw, follow SR 410 east for 28 miles. Turn left onto Camp […]

Palouse Falls–showy cataract of Eastern Washington’s coulee country

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Quick Facts: Location: Channeled Scablands Eastern Washington Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Contact: Washington State Parks Guidebook: Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Discover Pass required. Dogs permitted on leash. Watch for rattlesnakes Access: From Pasco, take US 395 north to Connell. Then follow SR 260 east for 25 miles […]

Goat Lake─A family friendly hike for old goats and kids alike!

Folks have been enjoying this view for over a century

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Green trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway-No. 111SX Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass and end of pavement. Continue for 3.5 miles turning right onto FR […]