Cutthroat Lakes– Hike to a set of beautiful tarns beneath Bald Mountain

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Recommended Resource: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest   Notes: access road is narrow and parking is limited. […]

Hall Mountain via Noisy Creek– It’s a haul to this old lookout site

Quick Facts: Location: Selkirk Mountains, Eastern Washington Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 14 miles Elevation Gain: 4130 feet Contact: Sullivan Lake District, Colville National Forest Notes: Practice Leave No Trace principles; grizzly habitat, trail passes recent burn zone–use caution Access: From Newport, Washington follow SR 20 north (west) 47 miles to the junction with SR 31 in […]

Mount Dickerman–arduous climb to sweeping alpine views

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 8.6 miles High Point: 5,723 feet Elevation gain: 3,900 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway No. 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required Access: From Granite Falls follow […]

Mount Spokane–Savor spectacular views from this prominent peak above Washington’s second city

Location: Mount Spokane State Park Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 6.0 miles High Point: 5,883 feet Elevation gain: 1,000 feet Difficulty: moderate Map: Mount Spokane State Park (Dharma Maps) Contact: Washington State Parks Note: Discover Pass Required; dogs permitted on leash Access: From Spokane, follow US 2 north 10 miles to Mead. Turn right […]