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 […]

Lookout Mountain — Look out to Mount Hood and beyond

    Quick Facts:  Location: Badger Creek Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact: Barlow Ranger District Mount Hood National Forest Notes: Northwest Trail Pass or interagency pass required Green Trails Map: Mount Hood Climbing / Timberline Trail no. 462SX Access: From Portland: Follow I-84 east to Exit 64 in Hood […]

Lake West and Lake Helen – Seldom visited lakes within the shadows of Mount Rainier

Quick Facts: Location: Glacier View Wilderness Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier West, WA no. 269 Contact: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle), Gifford Pinchot National Forest Notes: FR 59 is rough in spots but is passable for passenger cars. Wilderness regulations apply. Free […]

Skyline Divide — A mile high carpet of wildflowers

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Baker Highway, North Cascades Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation gain: 2500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mount Baker Wilderness 13S Contact: Mount Baker Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest Access: From Bellingham follow SR 542 (Mount Baker Highway) east for 35 miles turning right onto […]