Jay Lake — Solitude and camping at Wallace Falls State Park

Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley, US 2 Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 11.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,575 feet Green Trails Map:  Contact: Wallace Falls State Park  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed; Camping requires a permit-attain from park prior to trip. Access: From Everett, follow US 2 for 28 miles east […]

Glacier Basin─Strike it rich with great views on this tough hike

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Barlow Pass Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 13.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,050 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 30 miles to Barlow Pass. Hike begins by walking up gated Monte Cristo Road. Note: Northwest Forest […]

Cora Lake– Emerald lake cradled beneath craggy High Rock

  Quick Facts: Location: Nisqually River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 400 feet Contact: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Green Trails Map: Randle, WA no. 301 Notes: no pass needed; creek crossing might be challenging early in the season; trail is open to mountain and motor bikes Access: From Elbe, follow SR 706 […]

Green Lake and Ranger Falls –Towering trees and a three-tiered cataract

  Quick Facts: Location: Carbon River Valley, Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier National Park 269SX Notes: National Park entrance fee; Dogs Prohibited; Practice Leave No Trace Principles; camping only in designated spots and with a permit Access: From […]