Mount Muller Loop– Stunning ridgeline hike above the Sol Duc Valley

  Quick Facts: Location: North Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 12.7 miles Elevation gain: 3350 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Forks, Green Trails Map: Green Trails Lake Crescent No. 101 Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Port Angeles, follow US 101 west for 32 miles […]

Dirty Face Ridge– Make a clean break from Mount Townsend’s crowds

Quick Facts: Location: Buckhorn Wilderness, Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 7.8 miles Elevation gain: 3,000 feet Green Trails Maps: Olympic Mountains East No. 168SX Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula 2nd edition (Mountaineers Books) by Craig Romano Contact: Hood Canal District, Olympic National Forest Quilcene Access: Take US 101 to Louella […]

Mount Walker–excellent views at the eastern edge of the Olympic Mountains

Quick Facts: Location: Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 2050 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District Green Trails Map: Olympics East no. 168S Notes: In winter the road is gated. Park away from gate and walk .3 mile to trailhead. Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 5 […]

Scarborough Hill─Giant Sitka Spruces at historic fort on the Columbia River

Quick Facts Location: Fort Columbia State Park, Pacific County, WA Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 630 feet Access: From Kelso head west 56 miles on SR 4 to Naselle. Turn left onto SR 401 proceeding 12 miles to a junction with US 101 at the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Continue west on […]