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

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  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 […]

Sourdough Mountain Lookout–Trail is 5.5 miles long and one mile straight up!

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Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: North Cascades National Park Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 5,100 feet Green Trails Maps: Diablo, WA-No. 48 Access: From Marblemount, follow the North Cascades Highway (SR 20) east for 20 miles. Turn left onto Diablo Road and proceed 0.7 mile crossing an iron bridge spanning Stetattle Creek. Bear right reaching the trailhead in […]

Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground via Kautz Lake — Head to a fabled land of wildflowers!

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  Quick Facts: Location: Nisqually Valley, Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3200 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park Entrance Fee or Interagency Pass required; Dog prohibited Access: From Elbe, head east on SR 706 passing through Ashford and reaching […]

Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake — Take a “rhody trip” to an historic mine

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  Quick Facts: Location: Buckhorn Wilderness, Olympic National Forest Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene, Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168SX Notes: Wilderness regulations apply Access: From Discovery Bay (Jct SR 20 and US 101), drive no US 101 north and turn […]