Top Adventures in Gold Bar

  • Hike at Wallace Falls

    The trailhead is located at the far end of the parking lot, next to the info kiosk and bathrooms. It starts out in a wide open area that shortly leads to stunning views of Mt. Index and Baring Mountain. The trail turns to the left and you're greet...

    5.6 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Hike to Wallace Lake via Greg Ball Trail

    An alluring State Park for its massive waterfall display, Wallace Falls is a high traffic destination along Highway 2, but don't overlook Wallace Lake as the falls steal the limelight. Head East on Highway 2, once you enter the town of Gold Bar k...

    8.2 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Scramble up Mt. Persis

    There isn’t a clearly designated trail to start this scramble/hike. Look for the trail that more resembles a boot path. The trail won’t be well marked, but there might be some orange tape or markers to help you find your way.During the first mile ...

    4 miles 2658 ft gain

  • Hike to Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls

    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. The trail starts out on an old road with the typical amazing forest surrounding you. After roughly 2miles t...

    8 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Hike to Heybrook Ridge

    Although short, this new trail is a great warm-up to the many other trails this area has to offer. Starting immediately across the North Fork Skyhomish River at the new trailhead, you will make your way up this moderately steep hike to the Heybroo...

    3.2 miles 760 ft gain

  • Exploring Sunset Falls

    Note: Please be careful when exploring the falls. We recommend not walking on the surfaces directly next to the falls as the water is moving very quickly and can pick you up quickly. The falls are home to several very sad losses.  Sunset Falls is ...

  • Hike to Heybrook Lookout

    To the trailhead, drive east on highway 2 from Everett. Just past milepost 37 you will see a gravel parking area on the left side of the highway.Wander through a mossy forest that reminds me of Olympic National Park and traverse up 1.3 miles of s...

    2.6 miles 850 ft gain

  • Swim at Eagle Falls

    Eagle Falls is by far one of my favorite spots to go to in the Summer. It's accessible year round, but if you love to swim like me, the water is only warm enough in the middle of summer. Other than that, it's a beautiful sight to see year round! I...

  • Backpack the Cutthroat Lakes

    Along the Mountain Loop Highway, past the crowds crawling over Mt. Pilchuck, lies the muddy, unkempt Walt Bailey Trail into a verdant subalpine basin speckled with tiny tarns. The Cutthroat Lakes are a delightful location to spend the night with o...

    7 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike to Barclay Lake

    With less than 500 feet of total elevation and 4.4 miles of round trip hiking, the Barclay Lake trail is a perfect hike for beginners, families, or those looking for a quick morning or afternoon jaunt. Yet dont let the simplicity of the hike fool ...

    4.4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Baring Mountain

    Don't let the low mileage trick you – this is not an easy climb. Give yourself plenty of time to summit this beast of a mountain.Starting at the Barclay Lake Trailhead, be careful not to jump on to the Barclay Lake Trail. The path to Baring Mounta...

  • Hike to Eagle Lake, WA

    Start off on the same trail as Barclay Lake. After 2.25 miles, you will arrive at Barclay Lake. This lake can be quite busy in the summer months as it is relatively easy to access, and you may see many people camping there with their kids. Continu...

    8.5 miles 2000 ft gain

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