Gibraltar Trail– New trail offers wildflowers and solid views

Quick Facts: Location: Colville National Forest, Ferry County, Wa Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation gain: 550 feet Contact: Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District Notes: Trail is currently under construction. Check with ranger district on progress, changes and/or closures. Once completed, trail will be a loop over 12 miles long with […]

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 […]

Mount Wells– Victoria area summit gushes with flowers and views

Quick Facts: Location: Victoria—Langford, BC Land Agency: Capital Regional District Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles/ 3.2 km Elevation gain: 865 feet/ 264 m Maps: CRDP site Contact: Capital Regional District Parks Notes: dogs permitted on leash; please stay on trail to protect rare plants Access: From Victoria, follow Trans-Canada Highway 10.5 for miles (17 km) exiting […]