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  • Snoqualmie, Washington

    Snoqualmie Falls

    4.2
    1.4 mi / 509 ft gain
    Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Washington. The waterfall is almost 270 feet tall and ranges in width all the way up to 150 feet when the water is really running. On sunny, warm days, it can be a little overrun with tourists. Figure out where you want to get your photo ...
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  • 33317 Southeast Green River Gorge Road, Washington

    Explore the Green River Gorge

    3.5
    The Franklin Ghost Town trailhead is just a large muddy lot, surrounded by no trespassing signs. When you pull in you will see signs for a $5 day use fee, just fill out the form and drop it in the box. There are two trails that leave the lot, one heads down to the river and is probably a mile rou...
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  • Black Diamond, Washington

    Hike Franklin Ghost Town

    Visited here in August and the water was possibly the coldest I've ever swam in. A great half-day trip as the hikes are easy and the spots are quick to get to. The falls are located just to side of the road with a couple of different places to park. There's a $5 or $10 entrance/parking fee. A gre...
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  • Seabeck, Washington

    Hike to Guillemont Cove Stump House

    4.5
    2.5 mi
    Have you ever been inside a stump house? This is your chance! Just outside of Seabeck, Washington lies a hobbit stump house tucked into a mossy forest on the shores of Guillemont Cove. Drive to Seabeck, turn right onto Miami Beach Road, bear left onto Stavis Bay road and continue for 4.5 miles...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Little Si

    3.6
    4.01 mi / 1250 ft gain
    Little Si, neighbor to the bigger Mount Si is a decent hike for beginners and families with younger children. It is 4.7 miles round trip (including Boulder Garden Loop - 1.5 miles) gaining 1300ft in elevation - Discover Pass required. This trail is very popular, so if you want seclusion avoid thi...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Rattlesnake Ledge

    3.9
    5.46 mi / 2096 ft gain
    RATTLESNAKE LEDGE TRAIL:The hike to Rattlesnake Ledge begins at the trailhead next to the parking lot at Rattlesnake Lake. From here, you can look up and see the Ledge and rock face that you'll be hiking up toward. The trail begins covered under the forest, which can protect from the elements (su...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Snowy Hike to Rattlesnake Ledge

    4.5
    4 mi / 1160 ft gain
    The trail to Rattlesnake Ledge is one of the busiest in Washington. Usually, a Saturday or Sunday is a no go for a lot of avid hikers due to the crowds. Adding a little snow and cold diminishes the crowds nicely. While it is no secret, this hike is popular for a reason. The 2 miles it takes t...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Mt. Si

    4.5
    7.91 mi / 3241 ft gain
    Mount Si is probably one of the most well trekked hikes around the Seattle area, but one that any hiker-new to the game or an old pro-should experience as least once. I usually use it as a starter hike to kick start the season and highly recommend you get an early start on this one as the further...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Drive Along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

    5.0
    Some days you don't need to tackle a grueling summit or long mileage loop, just getting outside the city is enough. Driving forest roads is always an adventure and pays its dividend in seclusion, viewpoints, and peacefulness. The Middle Fork Snoqualmie (FR56) offers a photo enthusiast numerous pi...
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Rocky Brook Falls

    4.8
    0.25 mi / 141 ft gain
    To find the falls, head north up Hwy. 101 past Brinnon, Washington and hang a left at Dosewallips Rd. Keep an eye on the mile markers. Right after mile three and crossing a small bridge, there's a parking area on the left side enough for about 6 cars.  The hike to Rocky Brook Falls is a short on...
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  • King County, Washington

    Teneriffe Falls (Kamikaze Falls)

    4.5
    5.64 mi / 1732 ft gain
    The lesser known Mt Si Rd trail starts off as a relatively flat road. This continues for two miles until you reach the Teneriffe Falls sign. Upon turning right at this junction, the terrain takes a shift and the incline steepens. This is where most of the elevation is gained. The rest of the way...
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Hike to Mt. Walker North & South Viewpoints

    3.0
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Directions: From the Quilcene Ranger Station drive 4.6 miles south on US 101. Watch for the signs for Mount Walker View Point. Turn left onto Mount Walker Road. The trail head is about a quarter mile up the road with pull over parking on the left side of the road. In the winter and early spring, ...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Twin Falls Trail

    3.3
    2.51 mi / 778 ft gain
    For a portion of this 3-mile hike, you'll trek next to the South Fork Snoqualmie River, so take in the peaceful sound of the river running. Along the trail runs a river, where massive boulders create wading pools of icy water for warm summer days. At 1.5 miles, you'll reach a viewpoint bridge, wh...
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  • 27662-27664 Olympic Highway, Washington

    Hike Falls View Canyon

    1.5 mi / 300 ft gain
    This hike is located immediately off of Highway 101 in the Falls View Campground. If the campground is closed you can park right outside of the gate (but don't block it) and hike in. Inside the gate you will see 3 paths in front of you, take a left and after about a quarter mile you will reach th...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Mailbox Peak New Trail

    4.2
    10.53 mi / 4127 ft gain
    *Disclaimer this article is in regards to the newly built trail.* For the old trail, head to Hike Mailbox Peak.  Just off of exit 34, Mailbox Peak offers a birds-eye view of the surrounding area. This hike begins at a mere 800 ft. above sea level and by the time you are done you are nearly touch...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Mailbox Peak Old Trail

    4.4
    4.96 mi / 3898 ft gain
    Note this adventure covers the old route. For the updated route, check out Hike Mailbox Peak New Trail. Take exit 34 from I-90. Head north on 468th Ave SE until the intersection with the SE Middle Fork Road. Turn right onto the Middle Fork Road. Follow SE Middle Fork Road 2.2 miles to the stop ...
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