Swauk Forest Discovery Trail—Golden forest beneath the Diamond Head

Quick Facts: Location: Blewett Pass Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Green Trails Map: Wenatchee/ Mission Ridge, WA- No 211S Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Access: From Cle Elum follow WA 970 east for 7.0 miles to US 97. Continue north on US 97 for 14.0 […]

Evergreen Mountain—short and easy hike in the Wild Sky

Quick Facts: Location: Wild Sky Wilderness near Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Access: From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 miles (just past Skykomish) turning left onto Beckler River Road (FR 65). Continue 12.6 miles to a five-way junction at Jack Pass. Take […]

Deception Creek—Big trees, wilderness valley, no crowds—and that’s the truth!

Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash. Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass-No. 176S Access: From Everett drive US 2 east to the small city of Skykomish. […]

Greider Lakes — shimmering subalpine lakes in the Sultan Basin

Quick Facts: Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 9.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Snohomish County Public Utility District Notes: Register (no fee) at entrance to watershed. Dogs must be on leash. Access: From Everett follow US 2 east to Sultan. At […]