The Hummocks — Hike through the former heart of Mount St. Helens

Quick Facts: Location: Spirit Lake Highway, Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 250 feet Contact: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass (or interagency pass) required; dogs prohibited; off trail travel prohibited. Practice Leave No Trace […]

Beaver Lake Loop–wetland wonderland on Lord Hill

Location: Lord Hill Park near Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.2 miles High Point: 650 feet Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: easy Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs must be on leash; Map available online Access:  From Everett, head east on US 2 for 8.0 miles and take 88th Street SE Exit. Turn right […]

Swauk Forest Discovery Trail—Golden forest beneath the Diamond Head

Quick Facts: Location: Blewett Pass Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Green Trails Map: Wenatchee/ Mission Ridge, WA- No 211S Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Access: From Cle Elum follow WA 970 east for 7.0 miles to US 97. Continue north on US 97 for 14.0 […]

Paradise Glacier Trail — The ice caves are no more, but the views are still incredible  

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park entrance fee; Dogs Prohibited; Practice Leave No Trace Principles; Access: From Elbe, follow SR 706 east (passing through […]