Johnston Ridge via the Boundary Trail — Shun the road to this historic and magnificent site

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount St Helens Land Agency: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Round Trip: 9.0miles Elevation Gain: 1875 feet Contact: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map:  Mount St Helens 332S Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Mount St. Helens by Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen (Mountaineers Books) Notes: dogs prohibited; off […]

Driveway Butte– Give your calves a workout hiking this steep old cattle drive

  Quick Facts: Location: Methow Valley Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Round Trip: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3000 feet Contact: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Green Trails Map: Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking North Cascades 2nd Edition Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Marblemount follow State Route 20 […]

Coldwater Lake– Saunter through a healing landscape exploding with wildflowers!

Quick Facts: Location: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact:  Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass (or interagency pass) required; No dogs; Trail open to bikes: Off trail travel prohibited Access:  From Castle Rock […]

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 […]