Old Government Trail–Follow in the footsteps of long gone miners and adventurers

Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 4.0 miles High Point: 2,450 feet Elevation gain: 400 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest ( Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required Access: : From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain […]

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 […]

Johnson Ridge–Ridgeline hike in the Wild Sky Wilderness

Location: Beckler River near Skykomish Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 9.0 miles High Point: 5,540 feet Elevation gain: 2,650 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Maps: Alpine Lakes West Stevens Pass No. 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Access: From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 miles turning left onto […]

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 […]