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 […]

Point Colville– Rugged coastal headland on Lopez Island

  Quick Facts: Location: Lopez Island Land Agency: San Juan Islands National Monument Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Contact: Bureau of Land Management  Detailed Information: Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Dogs permitted on leash; coastal cliffs—keep children nearby  Access: From Anacortes, take Washington State Ferry to Lopez Island Landing. Follow […]

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 […]

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 […]