Glacier Basin─Strike it rich with great views on this tough hike

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Barlow Pass Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 13.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,050 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 30 miles to Barlow Pass. Hike begins by walking up gated Monte Cristo Road. Note: Northwest Forest […]

Silver Lake─Precious body of water above old mining district

Silver Lake sits beneath Silvertip Peak.

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA-No. 111; Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass. Hike begins by walking up […]

Goat Lake─A family friendly hike for old goats and kids alike!

Folks have been enjoying this view for over a century

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Green trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway-No. 111SX Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass and end of pavement. Continue for 3.5 miles turning right onto FR […]

Dishpan Gap—Awesome autumn foliage from the headwaters of the Sky!

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Quick Facts: Location: North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 19.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,100 feet Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Map: Monte Cristo- No. 143, Benchmark Mtn- No. 144 Special Note: Northwest Trail Pass required; wilderness rules apply Access: From Everett head east on […]