Diablo Lake– Hell of a lake, but not a devil of a hike

  Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: Ross Lake National Recreation Area Roundtrip: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1400 feet Contact:  North Cascades National Park  Detailed Information: Day Hiking North Cascades (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access road gated at 4:15 pm during winter Access: From Marblemount follow SR 20 east for 21.5 miles. Then […]

Tucannon River– Riverside trail will have you singing the Blues

  Quick Facts: Location: Blue Mountains Land Agency: Umatilla National Forest Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 500 feet Contact: Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District Detailed Information: Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Dayton, head east on Patit Road for 14 miles turning left onto Hartsuck Grade following […]

Notch Pass–Hike through history over Quilcene Ridge

Location: Quilcene Valley, Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District Olympic National Forest  Guidebook: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula (2nd Edition) Notes: Practice Leave No Trace Principles Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 1.5 miles turning right onto Penny Creek Road. After 1.5 […]

Cowiche Mountain– Explore Snow Mountain Ranch’s flowery mountain

  Quick Facts: Location: Snow Mountain Ranch, Yakima County, WA Land Agency: Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Roundtrip: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet Contact: Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Notes: Dog must be leashed Access: Follow I-90 east to I-82. Continue east on I-82 and take Exit 31A onto US 12. Then head west and take the exit for N 40th […]