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The Best Hiking in Skykomish

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Top hiking spots in and near Skykomish

  • Skykomish, Washington

    Hike the Necklace Valley Trail to Jade Lake

    16 mi / 3200 ft gain
    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 everything was in bloom, so we decided to go again...
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Hike Beckler Peak

    7.4 mi / 2263 ft gain
    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 Peak, Mount Baring, Mount Index, Evergreen Mounta...
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Tank Lakes via Necklace Valley

    18.94 mi / 4721 ft gain
    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 log crossing of the East Fork Foss River. From h...
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Tonga Ridge and Mount Sawyer

    5.7 mi / 1302 ft gain
    Tonga Ridge and Mount Sawyer is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Skykomish, Washington.
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Tonga Ridge Trail

    5.62 mi / 1352 ft gain
    Tonga Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Skykomish, Washington.
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Trout Lake, Middle and Upper Copper Falls and Malachite Falls

    6.87 mi / 2356 ft gain
    Trout Lake, Middle and Upper Copper Falls and Malachite Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Skykomish, Washington.
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Trout Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail

    2.98 mi / 469 ft gain
    Trout Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Skykomish, Washington.
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Trout Lake and Copper Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail

    8.6 mi / 2769 ft gain
    Trout Lake and Copper Lake via West Fork Foss Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Skykomish, Washington.
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Hike to Big Heart Lake

    5.0
    14.6 mi / 3300 ft gain
    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 mile is relatively flat. Once you reach the bridge t...
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Hike to Foss River and Lakes

    4.0
    4.2 mi / 2400 ft gain
    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 if you decide to go overnight at any of the lakes...
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Hike to Lake Deer via Lake Dorothy Trailhead

    12.6 mi / 1600 ft gain
    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 summer day as the trail is very family friendly and it...
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  • Skykomish, Washington

    Backpack from Dorothy Lake Trailhead to Snoqualmie Lake

    18 mi / 1900 ft gain
    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 bridge has been washed out. We went through it on foot...
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  • Gold Bar, Washington

    Hike to Barclay Lake

    4.4
    4.4 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 you. The end result of the hike is nothing short o...
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  • Gold Bar, Washington

    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 Mountain is hidden down a path leading from the bathroom...
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  • Gold Bar, Washington

    Hike to Eagle Lake, WA

    8.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    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. Continue around the lake until you almost reach the east ...
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  • Snohomish County, Washington

    Hike Johnson Ridge to Scorpion Mountain

    9 mi / 2650 ft gain
    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 FS RD 6520.  Continue on this road bearing left a...
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