Green Lake and Ranger Falls –Towering trees and a three-tiered cataract

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  Quick Facts: Location: Carbon River Valley, Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier National Park 269SX Notes: National Park entrance fee; Dogs Prohibited; Practice Leave No Trace Principles; camping only in designated spots and with a permit Access: From […]

Snoquera Falls — A touch of the Yosemite Valley in Washington

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  Quick Facts: Location: White River Valley Land Agency:  Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 750 feet Contact: Snoqualmie Ranger District, Enumclaw office Green Trails Map: Greenwater no. 238 Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash Access: From Enumclaw, follow SR 410 east for 28 miles. Turn left onto Camp […]

Palouse Falls–showy cataract of Eastern Washington’s coulee country

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Quick Facts: Location: Channeled Scablands Eastern Washington Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Contact: Washington State Parks Guidebook: Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Discover Pass required. Dogs permitted on leash. Watch for rattlesnakes Access: From Pasco, take US 395 north to Connell. Then follow SR 260 east for 25 miles […]

Explorer Falls–It’s an easy search to find these falls

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Quick Facts: Location: Near Lake Roesiger between Monroe and Granite Falls Land Agency: Washington DNR Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Contact: Washington DNR Notes: Do not block gate, nor drive past it if open. Active logging area, be alert to trucks on roadway and yield right-of-way. Access:  From Monroe, follow Woods Road north […]