Lake West and Lake Helen – Seldom visited lakes within the shadows of Mount Rainier

Quick Facts: Location: Glacier View Wilderness Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier West, WA no. 269 Contact: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle), Gifford Pinchot National Forest Notes: FR 59 is rough in spots but is passable for passenger cars. Wilderness regulations apply. Free […]

Sourdough Ridge — Enjoy sweet views of Mount Rainier from this easy ridge hike

                                                                                               Quick Facts: Location: Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park […]

Silver Falls Loop– Thundering Waterfall at Rainier’s Ohanapecosh

Quick Facts: Location: Ohanapecosh Land Agency: Mount Rainier National Park Roundtrip: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Detailed Information: Day Hiking Mount Rainier (Mountaineers Books) Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park Entrance Fee or Interagency Pass required; dog prohibited  Access: From Packwood, follow US 12 east for 7.5 […]

White River–Low country snowshoe adventure within the shadow of Mount Rainier

Location: White River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip:  up to 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 700 feet Green Trails Map: Greenwater No. 238 Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass; Parking can be a challenge when snowfall is heavy along roads. Do not park on road shoulders, or block access to substation […]