Top Adventures in Skykomish

  • Photograph the Foss River Trestle

    Traveling east from Seattle on Highway 2, take a right hand turn onto Foss River Road (Road 68) just after the township of Skykomish. The pavement ends in 1.1 miles, beyond that be cautious of potholes. Continue along this road for a further 1.3 m...

  • Backpack to Tank Lakes

    Tucked high in the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Tank Lakes has everything you could ask for out of a Washington hike. You start low at the Necklace Valley trailhead just south of Skykomish along Highway 2 and meander five miles to a giant...

    18 miles 3400 ft gain

  • Hike the Necklace Valley Trail to Jade Lake

    This hike is definitely one of our all-time favorites. The first time we did it was in August 2015 and due to the exceptionally mild winter that year, fall was already beginning to show its colors. We wanted to see it again in the springtime when ...

    16 miles 3200 ft gain

  • Hike Beckler Peak

    Looking for a gradual forest hike up to a peak with 360° views of the Cascades? Beckler Peak trail winds through old growth, past rushing waterfalls, and up to a granite summit. From the top, you can see mountains in the Cascades such as Glacier...

    7.4 miles 2263 ft gain

  • Hike to Big Heart Lake

    This hike takes you past 5 lakes and a few different waterfalls, so if you don't wish to push on to Big Heart, you won't be disappointed! Start at the West Fork Foss River Trailhead, about 2.6 miles past the Necklace Valley Trailhead. The first mi...

    14.6 miles 3300 ft gain

  • Hike to Foss River and Lakes

    Choose from Trout Lake (1.6 miles each way with 500 feet of elevation gain), Copper Lake (4.2 miles each way with 2400 feet of elevation gain), or Big Heart Lake at 7.3 miles each way, with 3300 feet elevation gain). There are plenty of camp sites...

    4.2 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Hike to Lake Deer via Lake Dorothy Trailhead

    Start off by traveling along Highway 2 and turning towards the Money Creek Campground. Turn off onto Forest Road 6410 and follow that to the Lake Dorothy Trailhead (about 9 miles).This first section of the hike can be pretty crowded on a nice summ...

    12.6 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Backpack from Dorothy Lake Trailhead to Snoqualmie Lake

    The trail was not crowded although when we got to Snoqualmie Lake there were only a couple camping spots left. The trail up from Dorothy is not too hard at all. The weather was perfect. After passing Dorothy you have to ford a creek where the brid...

    18 miles 1900 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

  • Hike Johnson Ridge to Scorpion Mountain

    From Skykomish, WA drive east on SR 2 roughly 1 mile and turn left on the Beckler River Road, FS RD 65. Drive north on this road approximately 7 miles taking a sharp right at the pavement's end just before crossing the Rapid River.  You are now on...

    9 miles 2650 ft gain

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    • Skykomish, Washington

      Money Creek Campground

      Overview Situated on the banks of the South Fork Skykomish River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Money Creek campground offers some of the most stunning scenery in the northern Cascade R...

    • Skykomish, Washington

      Miller River Group Camp

      Overview Situated along the banks of the tranquil Miller River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the Miller River Group Campground offers some of the most stunning scenery in the northern Ca...

    • Skykomish, Washington

      Beckler River Campground

      Overview Situated along at the banks of the tranquil Beckler River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, this campground offers some of the most stunning scenery in the Northern Cascade Range of...

    • North Bend, Washington

      Middle Fork Campground

      Overview This campground is located along the Middle Fork of the scenic Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.Beneath a canopy of towering Douglas fir, cedar and Western hemlock,...

    • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

      Kachess

      Overview Kachess Campground sits just off the forested northwest shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Set in dense old-growth conifer forest and surrounded by high mountai...

    • North Bend, Washington

      Denny Creek Campground

      Overview Situated near the south fork of the Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Denny Creek Campground offers visitors stunning scenery and easy access to an abundance of rec...

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