Beaver Lake Loop–wetland wonderland on Lord Hill

Location: Lord Hill Park near Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.2 miles High Point: 650 feet Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: easy Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs must be on leash; Map available online Access:  From Everett, head east on US 2 for 8.0 miles and take 88th Street SE Exit. Turn right […]

Round Lake — Find solitude on Lost Creek Ridge

Quick Facts:  Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 4300 feet Difficulty: strenuous Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Access: From Darrington follow the Mountain Loop Highway for 16 miles to a junction with Forest Road 49. Turn […]

Greider Lakes — shimmering subalpine lakes in the Sultan Basin

Quick Facts: Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 9.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Snohomish County Public Utility District Notes: Register (no fee) at entrance to watershed. Dogs must be on leash. Access: From Everett follow US 2 east to Sultan. At […]

Barlow Point–Little known lookout site on Mountain Loop Highway

Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.5 miles High Point: 3,222 feet Elevation gain: 850 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA- No. 111 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Note: Northwest Forest Pass or Inter-agency Pass required Access: From Granite Falls, […]