Pinnacle Lake — Pretty little lake perched on a shoulder of Mount Pilchuck

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway, near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation gain: 1,100 feet Green Trails Maps:  Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest   Notes: access road is rough, high clearance vehicles recommended. Access: From Granite Falls follow the […]

Lake Valhalla– No slain souls here-just renewed ones

Quick Facts:  Location: Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Stevens Pass area Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass No. 176S Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth): Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Everett, head east on US 2 for 65 miles to Stevens Pass. […]

Eastside Trail — Big trees, big waterfalls, and lots of tranquility

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier National park Land Agency: National Park Service One way: 9.0 miles Elevation Loss: 2,200 feet Contact: Mount Rainier National Park  Green Trails Maps: Mount Rainier National Park 269S Notes: National Park entry fee; Dogs prohibited; Keep children nearby around waterfalls and creek sides as a slip or fall can lead to […]

Deer Lake– Wilderness lake above White Pass

Location: William O. Douglas Wilderness, White Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip:  6.0 miles Elevation gain: 780 feet Green Trails Map: White Pass No. 303 Contact: White Pass Nordic Center  Access: From Yakima or Morton follow US 12 to White Pass and proceed north to parking area near Yurt behind the Village Inn Condominiums. […]