Sunrise Lake─Golden larches brighten the shores of this alpine lake

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades – Sawtooth Ridge Land Agency: U.S. Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,730 feet Green Trails Map: Prince Creek, WA- No. 115 Recommended Resource: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Access: From Twisp drive SR 20 east for 2.0 miles. Continue south on SR 153 for 12.0 miles turning right […]

Columbia Mountain─Historic peak overflows with autumn colors

Quick Facts: Location: Kettle River Range, Sherman Pass Land Agency: Colville National Forest Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,360 feet Access: From Republic travel east 17 miles on SR 20 to trailhead at Sherman Pass. From Kettle Falls, follow SR 20 for 26 west miles to Sherman Pass. Contact: Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District Good […]

Maple Pass — Lofty North Cascades Loop lined with larches and long ranging vistas

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway –Rainy Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 7.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet Green Trails Maps: Mount Logan, WA- No. 49, Washington Pass, WA- No. 50 Access:  From I-5 north (Exit 230 ) in Burlington, head east on SR 20 (North Cascades Highway) for 98 miles to Rainy Pass near Milepost […]