Hall Mountain via Noisy Creek– It’s a haul to this old lookout site

Quick Facts: Location: Selkirk Mountains, Eastern Washington Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 14 miles Elevation Gain: 4130 feet Contact: Sullivan Lake District, Colville National Forest Notes: Practice Leave No Trace principles; grizzly habitat, trail passes recent burn zone–use caution Access: From Newport, Washington follow SR 20 north (west) 47 miles to the junction with SR 31 in […]

Heather Park─Steep climb to views that are “Tops”

Quick Facts: Location: Hurricane Ridge-Heart of the Hills Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 10 miles Elevation Gain: 3,940 feet Green Trails Map: Hurricane Ridge-Elwha North No. 134S Access: From Port Angeles, follow Race Street south 1.2 miles passing the Olympic National Park Visitors Center to the Hurricane Ridge Road (Heart O the Hills Parkway). […]

Rock Mountain via Snowy Creek—Big sky views and perhaps a goat or two

Quick Facts: Location: Nason Ridge near Stevens Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 9.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3,250 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Access: From Everett head east on US 2. Four miles past Stevens Pass turn left onto Smith Brook Road (FR 6700). Follow for 6.0 miles turning […]

Lookout Mountain — Look out to Mount Hood and beyond

    Quick Facts:  Location: Badger Creek Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact: Barlow Ranger District Mount Hood National Forest Notes: Northwest Trail Pass or interagency pass required Green Trails Map: Mount Hood Climbing / Timberline Trail no. 462SX Access: From Portland: Follow I-84 east to Exit 64 in Hood […]