Cutthroat Pass — Shiny granite, golden larches and splendid vistas

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1850 feet Contact: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District, Green Trails Map: Washington Pass No. 50 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking North Cascades 2nd edition (Mountaineers Books) Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. Access: From Marblemount, […]

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 […]

Swauk Forest Discovery Trail—Golden forest beneath the Diamond Head

Quick Facts: Location: Blewett Pass Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Green Trails Map: Wenatchee/ Mission Ridge, WA- No 211S Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Access: From Cle Elum follow WA 970 east for 7.0 miles to US 97. Continue north on US 97 for 14.0 […]

Scatter Lake — Golden larch lake high on 8,321-foot Abernathy Peak

Quick Facts: Location: Twisp River Valley Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 8.5 miles Elevation gain: 3,800 feet Green Trails Map: Stehekin, WA – No 82 Contact:  Methow Valley Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest   Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Twisp, follow Twisp River Road west for 21.8 miles to […]