Fortune Ponds–Two little tranquil bodies of water deep within the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness

Quick Facts: Location: Beckler River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet Green Trails Map: Benchmark Mtn- No. 144 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Central Cascades  Access:  From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 miles to Skykomish turning left onto the Beckler River Road (FR 65). Continue north for 6.9 miles […]

Sulphur Mountain –Savor Sweet Suiattle Valley Views

  Quick Facts: Location: Suiattle River Road Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 4,600 feet Green Trails Maps:  Mountain Loop Highway Map 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or interagency pass required Access: From Darrington, travel north on SR 530 for 7.5 miles […]

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 […]