Alpine Lookout –Wallow in good views and a chance to see a mountain goat or two

Quick Facts: Location: Stevens Pass-Lake Wenatchee region Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth): Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Green Trails Map: Wenatchee Lake- No. 145 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Central Cascades (Mountaineers Book) Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass Required. Several miles of trails […]

Tiffany Mountain — Enjoy horizon-spanning views at the edge of the North Cascades

  Quick Facts: Location: Northeastern Cascades Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails, Tiffany Mountain, WA- No. 53 Contact: Tonasket Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Burlington follow SR 20 east to Winthrop. Then continue north on East Chewuch River Road for 6.5 miles and turn right […]

Allen Mountain Trail Less Traveled near Mount Rainier

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier region Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,350 feet Contact: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle), Gifford Pinchot National Forest Green Trails Map: Randle, WA no. 301 Notes: Trails are also open to mountain bikes and motorcycles but use is light; this hike is lightly […]

Hall Mountain via Noisy Creek –steep climb to stunning views and wildflowers

  Quick Facts: Location: Selkirk Mountains Land Agency: Colville National Forest Round Trip: 14.0 miles Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet Contact: Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Colville National Forest Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Eastern Washington by Craig Romano and Rich Landers (Mountaineers Books) Notes: trail passes through a recent fire zone—be aware of hazards such as falling […]