Twin Lakes (Monte Cristo) — Follow a rugged old miner’s path to a remote basin

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Barlow Pass Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 17.0 miles Elevation gain: 3,900 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway  no. 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest   Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; A washout at the Twin Bridges requires […]

Robe Canyon─Follow a silenced railroad into a thundering chasm

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Green trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 7.0 miles to trailhead located on your right, directly across from Forest Road 41. Park on […]

Sourdough Mountain Lookout–Trail is 5.5 miles long and one mile straight up!

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: North Cascades National Park Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 5,100 feet Green Trails Maps: Diablo, WA-No. 48 Access: From Marblemount, follow the North Cascades Highway (SR 20) east for 20 miles. Turn left onto Diablo Road and proceed 0.7 mile crossing an iron bridge spanning Stetattle Creek. Bear right reaching the trailhead in […]

Big Four Ice Caves — Cool attraction is a hot destination

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: easy Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest  or Verlot Public Service Center (summer weekends) (360) 691-7791 Notes: NW Forest Pass required; DO NOT […]