Mount Walker–excellent views at the eastern edge of the Olympic Mountains

Quick Facts: Location: Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 2050 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District Green Trails Map: Olympics East no. 168S Notes: In winter the road is gated. Park away from gate and walk .3 mile to trailhead. Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 5 […]

Lookout Mountain — Look out to Mount Hood and beyond

    Quick Facts:  Location: Badger Creek Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact: Barlow Ranger District Mount Hood National Forest Notes: Northwest Trail Pass or interagency pass required Green Trails Map: Mount Hood Climbing / Timberline Trail no. 462SX Access: From Portland: Follow I-84 east to Exit 64 in Hood […]

Silver Star Mountain via Ed’s Trail–Stellar wildflowers and explosive volcanic views

  Quick Facts: Location: Silver Star Scenic Area Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 4,390 feet Elevation gain: 1,440 feet Difficulty: moderately difficult Green Trails Map: Lookout Mtn No. 396, Bridal Veil No. 428 Contact: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Mount Adams Ranger District, Note: FR 4109 is rough and recommended for […]

Huckleberry Mountain — Savor solitude high above the Suiattle River

Quick Facts: Location: Suiattle River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 4600 feet Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway Map 111SX Notes: Glacier Peak Wilderness-wilderness rules apply; Practice Leave No Trace Principles Access: From Darrington travel north on SR 530 turning right […]