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 […]

Silver Star Mountain via Ed’s Trail–Stellar wildflowers and explosive volcanic views

  Quick Facts: Location: Silver Star Scenic Area Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 4,390 feet Elevation gain: 1,440 feet Difficulty: moderately difficult Green Trails Map: Lookout Mtn No. 396, Bridal Veil No. 428 Contact: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mount Adams Ranger District, Note: FR 4109 is rough and recommended for […]

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 […]

Silver Falls Loop– Thundering Waterfall at Rainier’s Ohanapecosh

Quick Facts: Location: Ohanapecosh Land Agency: Mount Rainier National Park Roundtrip: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Detailed Information: Day Hiking Mount Rainier (Mountaineers Books) Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park Entrance Fee or Interagency Pass required; dog prohibited  Access: From Packwood, follow US 12 east for 7.5 […]