Allen Mountain Trail Less Traveled near Mount Rainier

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Rainier region Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,350 feet Contact: Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station (Randle), Gifford Pinchot National Forest Green Trails Map: Randle, WA no. 301 Notes: Trails are also open to mountain bikes and motorcycles but use is light; this hike is lightly […]

Hall Mountain via Noisy Creek –steep climb to stunning views and wildflowers

  Quick Facts: Location: Selkirk Mountains Land Agency: Colville National Forest Round Trip: 14.0 miles Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet Contact: Sullivan Lake Ranger District, Colville National Forest Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Eastern Washington by Craig Romano and Rich Landers (Mountaineers Books) Notes: trail passes through a recent fire zone—be aware of hazards such as falling […]

Downey Creek — portal to famous Ptarmigan Traverse

Quick Facts: Location: Suiattle River Road Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 13.6 miles Elevation gain: 1500 feet Green Trails Maps:  Mountain Loop Highway Map 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or interagency pass required Access: From Darrington travel north on SR 530 for 7.5 miles turning […]

Bunker Hill─No battling for solitude along this hike

Quick Facts Location: Wind River Valley Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet Green trails Map: Green Trails Wind River No. 397 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge (Craig Romano) Access: From Stevenson, head east on SR 14 for 3.0 miles turning left onto Wind River Road. Then […]