Chuckanut Ridge — Follow a rough and tumble ridge to sweeping viewpoints

Quick Facts: Location: Chuckanut Mountains Land Agency: Whatcom County Parks and Washington State Parks Round Trip: 10.8 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: 2000 feet Contact: Whatcom County Parks Recommended Resource: Urban Trails Bellingham (Mountaineers Books) Detailed map: Square One Maps Chuckanut Recreation Area Notes: Dogs allowed on leash Access: From Bellingham follow I-5 south to Fairhaven […]

Thirteenmile Canyon– Wander one of wildest wilderness canyons in Eastern Washington

Location: Colville National Forest, Ferry County, Wa Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Contact: Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District Notes: beware of rattlesnakes Access: From Republic follow SR 21 south 12.3 miles to trailhead located just within the Colville Indian Reservation Boundary. If coming from Wilbur, follow SR […]

Cutthroat Lakes– Hike to a set of beautiful tarns beneath Bald Mountain

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Recommended Resource: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest   Notes: access road is narrow and parking is limited. […]

Sunrise Lake─Golden larches brighten the shores of this alpine lake

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades – Sawtooth Ridge Land Agency: U.S. Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,730 feet Green Trails Map: Prince Creek, WA- No. 115 Recommended Resource: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Access: From Twisp drive SR 20 east for 2.0 miles. Continue south on SR 153 for 12.0 miles turning right […]