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 […]

Dalles Ridge — Wintering Elk and Sublime Alpine views

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Land Agency: US Forest Service Round Trip: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1900 feet Green Trails Map: Greenwater no. 238 Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: During periods of low snow levels, parking may be difficult. Access: From Enumclaw follow SR 410 for 13.6 miles turning left (shortly after passing […]

Greenwood Lake–Serenity in the shadow of High Rock

Quick Facts: Location: Nisqually River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1450 feet Contact:  Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle), Gifford Pinchot National Forest Green Trails Maps: Randle, WA no. 301 Notes: Road to trailhead can be rough. Trail is open to motorcycles but sees little use as it receives little […]

Corral Pass –Challenging snow shoe trip to high pass on Castle Mountain

  Quick Facts: IMPORTANT CLOSURE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO SUMMER WILDFIRE DAMAGE THIS ROUTE AND SURROUNDING AREA WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2018. Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 11.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Maps:  Greenwater no. 238, Lester no. […]