Tracy Hill — Wild turkeys and sublime views

Quick Facts:  Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 1150 feet Difficulty: Moderate Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Be aware of ticks and poison oak. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Good to Know: […]

Jungle Hill–a scenic and challenging boogie to the Kettle Crest

Location: Colville National Forest, near Republic Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.0 miles High Point: 6,550 feet Elevation gain: 2,250 feet Difficulty: moderate Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Eastern Washington Contact: Colville National Forest Access: From Republic, head east on SR 20 for 25 miles turning left onto FR 2030 (Albion Hill Road). From Kettle […]

Blue Lake and Johnson Mountain–divine ridge walking

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 28.3 miles Elevation Gain: 6,725 feet Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Recommended Guidebook: Backpacking Washington (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Access: From Darrington, head south on the Mountain Loop Highway 16.0 miles turning left onto FR 49. Follow for 6.4 miles bearing […]

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 […]