Lake West and Lake Helen – Seldom visited lakes within the shadows of Mount Rainier

Quick Facts: Location: Glacier View Wilderness Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier West, WA no. 269 Contact: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle), Gifford Pinchot National Forest Notes: FR 59 is rough in spots but is passable for passenger cars. Wilderness regulations apply. Free […]

Skyline Divide — A mile high carpet of wildflowers

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Baker Highway, North Cascades Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation gain: 2500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mount Baker Wilderness 13S Contact: Mount Baker Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest Access: From Bellingham follow SR 542 (Mount Baker Highway) east for 35 miles turning right onto […]

Sourdough Ridge — Enjoy sweet views of Mount Rainier from this easy ridge hike

                                                                                               Quick Facts: Location: Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park […]

Silver Star Mountain via Ed’s Trail–Stellar wildflowers and explosive volcanic views

  Quick Facts: Location: Silver Star Scenic Area Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 4,390 feet Elevation gain: 1,440 feet Difficulty: moderately difficult Green Trails Map: Lookout Mtn No. 396, Bridal Veil No. 428 Contact: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mount Adams Ranger District, Note: FR 4109 is rough and recommended for […]