Grand Ridge─Horizon-spanning views from the loftiest trail in the Olympics

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Quick Facts: Location: Deer Park-Obstruction Point, Olympic National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 15.4 miles. To Maiden Peak: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,400 feet. To Maiden Peak: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Olympics Mountain East 168S Contact: Olympic National Park Notes: Park entry fee; Pavement on Deer Park Road ends at National Park Boundary […]

Tiffany Mountain — Enjoy horizon-spanning views at the edge of the North Cascades

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  Quick Facts: Location: Northeastern Cascades Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails, Tiffany Mountain, WA- No. 53 Contact: Tonasket Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Burlington follow SR 20 east to Winthrop. Then continue north on East Chewuch River Road for 6.5 miles and turn right […]

Image Lake — Wilderness lake reflects Snohomish County’s supreme peak

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Quick Facts: Location: Glacier Peak Wilderness Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 33.0 miles Elevation Gain: 4,700 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: NW Forest or Interagency Pass required; No camping within ¼ mile of Image Lake—use established campsites; no fires at lake; respect re-vegetation […]

Maple Pass — Lofty North Cascades Loop lined with larches and long ranging vistas

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Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway –Rainy Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 7.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet Green Trails Maps: Mount Logan, WA- No. 49, Washington Pass, WA- No. 50 Access:  From I-5 north (Exit 230 ) in Burlington, head east on SR 20 (North Cascades Highway) for 98 miles to Rainy Pass near Milepost […]