Skyscraper Mountain–Enjoy sweeping views of Rainier from this towering summit

Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 7.0 miles High Point: 7,078 feet Elevation gain: 1,500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier Wonderland Map 269S Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Note: Park entrance fee; dogs prohibited Access: From Enumclaw, follow SR 410 east to Sunrise Road. Turn right and […]

Wapaloosie Mountain–a wapaloosie of a peak indeed!

Location: Kettle River Range Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 2,000 feet Contact: Colville National Forest Access: From Republic, head east on SR 20 for 21 miles turning left  onto FR 2030 (Albion Hill Road). From Kettle Falls, head west on SR 20 for 22 miles, turning right onto FR 2030. Follow FR […]

North Lake–Secluded Lake off popular Mountain Loop Highway

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.4 miles High Point: 4,900 feet Elevation gain: 2,300 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway no. 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District Notes: Access road is rough in spots; high clearance recommended Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 26 miles. Just […]