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

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 […]

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

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!

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 […]

Grizzly Peak — It’s a long hike, but not a bear of a hike!

Quick Facts: Location: Pacific Crest Trail, Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Stevens Pass area Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 16.0 miles Elevation gain: 3,400 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Benchmark MT- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Access: From Everett, head east on US 2 to Stevens Pass. Continue […]