Granite Mountain- classic fire lookout hike at Snoqualmie Pass

  Quick Facts: Location: Snoqualmie Pass Region Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3700 feet Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District North Bend Green Trails Maps: Green Trails, Snoqualmie Pass Gateway no. 207S Notes: Northwest Forest pass or Interagency Pass required; Alpine Lakes Wilderness use permit required May 15—Oct […]

Christmas Lake─Hike along the Iron Horse Trail to a place of Bad Tidings

Quick Facts: Location: Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S Access: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend turning right (south) onto 436th Ave SE which soon becomes Cedar […]

Cedar Butte–Bad spelling on the summit and bad tidings at Christmas Lake below

Location: Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 900 feet Green Trails Maps: Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S Contact:   Washington State Parks (360) 902-8844 Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Access: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend turning right (south) […]

Thorp Mountain–Crown jewel of Kachess Ridge

Location: Cle Elum River Valley near Salmon La Sac Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 5,854 feet Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Kachess Lake – No. 208 Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (509) 852-1100 Note: FR 4308-120 is rough and brushy in spots Access: […]