Diablo Lake– Hell of a lake, but not a devil of a hike

  Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: Ross Lake National Recreation Area Roundtrip: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1400 feet Contact:  North Cascades National Park  Detailed Information: Day Hiking North Cascades (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access road gated at 4:15 pm during winter Access: From Marblemount follow SR 20 east for 21.5 miles. Then […]

Silver Falls Loop– Thundering Waterfall at Rainier’s Ohanapecosh

Quick Facts: Location: Ohanapecosh Land Agency: Mount Rainier National Park Roundtrip: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Detailed Information: Day Hiking Mount Rainier (Mountaineers Books) Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park Entrance Fee or Interagency Pass required; dog prohibited  Access: From Packwood, follow US 12 east for 7.5 […]

Notch Pass–Hike through history over Quilcene Ridge

Location: Quilcene Valley, Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District Olympic National Forest  Guidebook: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula (2nd Edition) Notes: Practice Leave No Trace Principles Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 1.5 miles turning right onto Penny Creek Road. After 1.5 […]

Tumwater Pipeline Trail—Hike along “strong water” watching rafters and rapids

Quick Facts: Location: Wenatchee River Valley Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet Green trails Map: Leavenworth- No. 178 Access: From Everett head east on US 2 passing Stevens Pass to Coles Corner. Continue east on US 2 for 12.7 miles to trailhead located on your right (between Mileposts 97 […]