HIKE OF THE WEEK

Sasquatch Loop — Snowshoe to a Snotel on Mount St. Helens

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 9.9 miles Elevation gain: 1,000 feet Contact: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument  Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Sno-park Pass required. Do not snowshoe in cross-country ski tracks and be aware of snowmobiles […]

Best Lake Hikes

Lake Serene — Placid lake tucked beneath the terrifying towers of Mount Index

Quick Facts: Location: US 2 near Index Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 7.6 miles Elevation gain: 2020 feet Green Trails Maps: Index WA- No. 142 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 34 miles to […]

Blanca Lake– A strikingly beautiful lake set beneath a formidable wall of jagged peaks

Quick Facts: Location: Wild Sky and Henry Jackson Wildernesses,North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 3,300 feet Green Trails Map: Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. No fires allowed near […]

Lake Janus — Wilderness gateway to eastern Snohomish County

Quick Facts: Location: Pacific Crest Trail near Stevens Pass Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,550 feet Green Trails Map: Benchmark MT- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Self-issued free wilderness permit available at trailhead. Wilderness regulations apply. No fires allowed near lake. Access: […]

Lake Twentytwo─waterfalls, big cedars and a beautiful lake beneath Mount Pilchuck

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet Green Trails Map: Granite Falls WA-No. 109, Silverton WA-No. 110 Notes: NW Forest Pass required; dogs permitted on leash; trail can get busy, practice Leave No Trace ethics and consider visiting on a […]

Goat Lake─A family friendly hike for old goats and kids alike!

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Green trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway-No. 111SX Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass and end of pavement. Continue for 3.5 miles turning right onto FR […]

Eagle Lake—Tough hike to a raptor’s delight

Quick Facts:                                   Location: Wild Sky Wilderness, Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes West 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest […]

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