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Hike to Rattlesnake Ledge

North Bend, Washington

If you’re looking for a fairly easy hike with a great view at the top, the hike to Rattlesnake Ledge is just for you.

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Hike to Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

Gold Bar, Washington

Consider this a must-do if you are in Seattle and feel like knocking out two amazing hikes AND getting to see a hidden lake all along US 2.

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Hike The Subway - Top-Down

Springdale, Utah

The Subway (rated 3B III), also known as the Left Fork of the North Creek, is the most popular backcountry hike in Zion.

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Enjoy Coastal Views at the Muir Beach Overlook

Muir Beach, California

The Muir Beach Overlook is one of the most convenient spots to take in an amazing view of the entire coastline, and one of the best places to catch a dramatic sunset.

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Hike to Mount Pilchuck Lookout

Granite Falls, Washington

Hike the well-maintained Mount Pilchuck trail through old-growth forest and boulder fields. At the top, you'll reach a lookout tower perched on Mount Pilchuck.

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Short Hike to Double Arch

Moab, Utah

The hike to Double Arch is a relatively flat and easy hike of 0.5 miles roundtrip. You can add this to the rest of the quick spots you may want to visit on your visit to Arches.

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Hike the Horsetail Falls Loop

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Start off on this loop from Horsetail Falls Trailhead. It never hurts to start a hike with a view of Horsetail Falls. This 2.

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Chillin' at Discovery Park Beach

Seattle, Washington

Discovery Park and its beach area great for walking, running, photography, and taking in a sunset. If you want to put your feet in the sand, head down to the western most part of the park.

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Explore Ruby Beach

Forks, Washington

If you’re looking for a mellow day at the beach, this is a great spot! There’s an easy path from the parking area down to the beach that’s less than 0.

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Hike to Elowah Falls

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, which is about 5 miles from Elowah takes a large portion of the crowd due to its visibility from the highway.

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Summit Mt. Defiance

North Bend, Washington

This hike offers some of the best views one can see in the area. On a clear day, you'll get amazing views of Mt. Rainier.

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Hike to the Summit of Mt. Erie

Anacortes, Washington

To start this hike, jump on trail 215 for a short distance of about a 1/4 mile. From here, continue until you cross trail 320 and head left onto it. Stay on 320 until you come across trail 230.

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Scramble up Mt. Persis

Gold Bar, Washington

There isn’t a clearly designated trail to start this scramble/hike. Look for the trail that more resembles a boot path.

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Backpack to Sahale Glacier Camp

Skagit County, Washington

As an initial note, to spend an overnight at Sahale Glacier Camp, you need to obtain a permit at the North Cascades Ranger Station in Marblemount, Washington.

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Explore Diablo Lake

Rockport, Washington

Diablo Lake is a reservoir in the North Cascades created by Diablo Dam. The hue of the lake is created by ground up rocks from local glaciers, which end up drifting down streams into the lake.

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Backpack to Mason Lake via Ira Spring

North Bend, Washington

Ira Spring trail offers up great views prior to reaching the ridge that you go over to reach Mason Lake.

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Winter Backpack to the Summit of Mt. Dickerman

Granite Falls, Washington

In general, this is a strenuous hike or snowshoe at approximately 8 miles round trip with nearly 4000 elevation gain. Be aware of current snow conditions and avalanche risk.

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Backpack Gothic Basin to Foggy Lake

Granite Falls, Washington

Drive the Mountain Loop Highway to Barlow Pass and park at the pass using your Northwest Forest Pass.

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Hike to Rachel Lake

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

This hike is 8 miles roundtrip, with 1600 feet of elevation gain. Once you're on the trail, it starts heading uphill to help get your heart rate up on the hike.

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Hike Thornton Lakes & Trappers Peak

Marblemount, Washington

To get to your campground or to Trappers Peak, hike roughly five miles along the trail to ridge, where the trail divides. If you head left you'll go down into lake basis where you can drop your gear.

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Backpack at Wing Lake (North Cascades)

Chelan County, Washington

From Rainy Pass, take the trail to Ann Lake (pictured with island and wildflowers). About 1 mile into hike, you'll reach a fork. Take the right trail to Heather Pass.

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Hike to Melakwa Lakes via Denny Creek Trail

North Bend, Washington

This hike has it all: old-growth forests, rivers, waterfalls, alpine lakes, views, peaks, and so on. The hike starts from near Denny Creek Campground in between the separate I-90 viaducts.

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Hike to Kendall Katwalk via the PCT

North Bend, Washington

Starting near Snoqualmie Pass, hike the historic Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) through old-growth forests and boulder fields to the "Kendall Katwalk," a high ledge of rock carved out of a mountain side m.

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Kayak Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National Park

Browning, Montana

Glacier National Park, one of the United States' finest national parks, is home to some of the most spectacular glacially carved lakes in the country.

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Scramble up Kaleetan Peak

North Bend, Washington

Initial note: because this is an alpine scramble, do your research before tackling this adventure, including learning the correct route and the current conditions (such as any early- or late-season s.

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Hike Sahale Arm via Cascade Pass

Skagit County, Washington

To get to this hike, go to Marblemount, WA. Then, drive ~23 miles east on Cascade River Road until the end, the Cascade Pass trailhead.

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Backpack to Upper Wildcat Lake

Leavenworth, Washington

Although this hike is possible if you’re looking for an all-day training hike, it’s much more enjoyable if it’s an overnight backpacking trip. Head up the trail past Snow Lake toward Gem Lake.

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Winter Backpack in the Mt. Baker Backcountry

Deming, Washington

Arrive at the upper ski resort parking lot (approx. 4300 feet elev.) and snowshoe, skin, or split board up.

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Camp at Many Glacier Campground in Glacier National Park

Browning, Montana

Enjoy one of Glacier National Park's best campgrounds, Many Glacier Campground, which you can reach on the east side of the Continental Divide.

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Winter Backpack Below Chair Peak

North Bend, Washington

Hike or snowshoe to the ridge below Chair Peak and above Snow Lake and camp among numerous Snoqualmie Pass peaks.

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Get your shot of Liberty Bell

Winthrop, Washington

Liberty Bell is just one mile south of Washington Pass. This peak is part of a group of spires, which include North and South Early Winters Spires, Concord Tower, and Lexington Tower.

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Winter Backpack to Lake Anne Ridge

Deming, Washington

Arrive at the upper ski resort parking lot (approx. 4300 feet elev.) and snowshoe, skin, or split board up.

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Hike to Agnes Gorge in Stehekin Valley

Stehekin, Washington

If you find yourself in Washington State's remote Stehekin Valley, which is situated at the head of Lake Chelan in the heart of the North Cascades, and is accessible by ferry, float plane, or hiking .

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Camp at Saint Mary Campground in Glacier National Park

Browning, Montana

Enjoy Glacier National Park from one of the park's few drive-up campgrounds situated along the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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