Skagit River Loop– Where eagles dine

  Quick Facts: Location: Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades Scenic Highway Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 1.8 miles Elevation gain: 100 feet Contact: NCNP Visitors Center Sedro-Woolley Green Trails Map: Marblemount, WA- No. 47 Guidebook: Day Hiking North Cascades 2nd edition (Mountaineers Books) Notes: dogs must be leashed, Practice Leave No Trace Principles […]

Cutthroat Pass — Shiny granite, golden larches and splendid vistas

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1850 feet Contact: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District, Green Trails Map: Washington Pass No. 50 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking North Cascades 2nd edition (Mountaineers Books) Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. Access: From Marblemount, […]

Twisp Pass─Golden larches, fire-red meadows and sublime North Cascades views

Quick Facts Location: Twisp River Valley-North Cascades Land Agency: US Forest Service and National Park Service Roundtrip: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,460 feet Green Trails Map: Stehekin, WA – No 82 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano) Contact: Methow Valley Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required. Dogs prohibited beyond Twisp […]

Alpine Lookout –Wallow in good views and a chance to see a mountain goat or two

Quick Facts: Location: Stevens Pass-Lake Wenatchee region Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth): Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Green Trails Map: Wenatchee Lake- No. 145 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Central Cascades (Mountaineers Book) Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass Required. Several miles of trails […]