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Snohomish County, Washington

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  • Marblemount, Washington

    Climb Eldorado Peak via the East Ridge

    8 mi / 6800 ft gain
    Standing on the knife edge summit, the terrain around you plummets steeply into glacier-filled basins that trickle into turquoise alpine lakes. Serrated snowy peaks give way to forest covered valleys below that craft a rugged landscape. Eldorado Peak delivers you atop this wild and mountainous wo...
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  • Marblemount, Washington

    Hike Lazy Bear Falls

    3.0
    To get to Lazy Bear Falls, take Bacon Creek Road off the North Cascade Highway for 5 miles. At the 3-way fork, take the left road, which will lead you down and over a bridge crossing Bacon Creek. From here, the road will require 4x4 and high clearance.From here, continue up the road for about 0.5...
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  • Oak Harbor, Washington

    Camp & Hike at the Deception Pass Headlands

    5.0
    5 mi
    THE TRAIL: On the north side of the bridge, you'll come across Rosario Rd. Take this down to the Bowman Bay parking lot and your trailhead begins here. Take a moment to walk out on the fishing pier or watch what people are catching before you continue south on the trail towards Lottie Bay/Lightho...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Lodge Lake via PCT

    3.5
    3.79 mi / 932 ft gain
    As you begin your hike up to Lodge Lake you will pass through a small forest. After about .5 miles you will come out into the open. Simply follow the path under the chairlifts as you cut across the mountain. In the summer when there is no snow on the ground you can see lots of wildflowers. If you...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Hike to Gravel Lake

    13.6 mi / 2759 ft gain
    Starting at the Snoqualmie Pass PCT trailhead, you start hiking through an old growth forest. This hike has a nice gradual incline with views starting near a talus field. Late June, early July wildflowers are growing like crazy along the trail. This field offers a up close view of Mt. Rainier alo...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Ski Tour or Snowshoe Kendall Knob

    3 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The area around Kendall Knob is great for snowshoeing or ski touring. It is particularly nice for ski touring because there are a variety of short tours at varying difficulty and on varying aspects. Skiers or those on snowshoe can begin their trip at the PCT trailhead near the Commonwealth Campgr...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Hike Kendall Peak

    5.0
    9.2 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Kendall Peak is an easily accessible summit hike just off of Exit 52 of I-90 that offers spectacular 360-degree views of the entire Snoqualmie range. You’ll start out in the PCT parking lot where you’ll need a NW Forest Pass to park, or pay the daily fee. A permanent bathroom and backcountry acce...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Scramble Guye Peak

    4.5 mi / 2200 ft gain
    There are quite a few ways up Guye Peak ranging from a simple walk up to multiple pitches of technical rock climbing.  Both of the routes described here start from the PCT parking lot north of exit 52 of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass.  Some of the scrambling described would be treacherous in wet or sno...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Backpack to Ice Lakes Basin

    20 mi / 7600 ft gain
    Begin your adventure at the Phelps Creek Trailhead, roughly a 4 hour drive from Seattle. Make sure your car has good clearance and traction because the last section of the forest service road gets a little rough.  Only a few minutes after starting down the trail, you will reach a split that head...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Hiking the Lyman Lakes

    5.0
    21 mi / 2775 ft gain
    Start out on the Phelps Creek Trail and hike in 6.5 miles to reach the head of Spider Meadows. Continue on up the trail to the the base of the Spider Snowfield around 6200 feet for even better views of the entire Phelps Basin. Follow the trail up the snowfield for .5 miles to the top of Spider Ga...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Carne Mountain

    7.4 mi / 3599 ft gain
    Drive USFS Road 62 for 23 miles from Lake Wenatchee (turn left at Cole's Corner off of Highway 2 towards Lake Wenatchee). Turn right on USFS Road 6211 for ~2.5 miles to the end at the Phelps Creek Trailhead. Begin to hike the Phelps Creek Trail but in 1/4-1/2 a mile, take a right on the Carne Mo...
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  • Leavenworth, Washington

    Spider Gap to Buck Creek Pass

    5.0
    34.4 mi / 8317 ft gain
    Backpacking the Spider Gap to Buck Creek Pass Loop in the Glacier Peak Wilderness is no easy task, but yields some of the most spectacular views found in Washington. Plan for at least four days in order to stay fresh and to allow for extra time to soak in the Cascadian beauty that assaults your ...
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  • North Bend, Washington

    Kaleetan Peak

    9 mi / 2200 ft gain
    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 snow). From the Denny Creek Trailhead, take the Denny Creek trail just over 4 miles to Melakwa Lak...
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  • Marblemount, Washington

    Sahale Glacier Camp via Cascade Trailhead

    5.0
    11.09 mi / 4183 ft gain
    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. Permits are limited, so get there early or call in advance. To start, go to Marblemount, WA and then drive ~23 miles east on Cascade Rive...
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  • Skagit County, Washington

    Sahale Arm via Cascade Pass

    4.3
    12.34 mi / 5230 ft gain
    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. Even before you hit the trail, you'll get an amazing view of Johannesburg Mountain. Once you're ready to get going, the initial 3.7 miles of this hike to Cascad...
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  • Skagit County, Washington

    Pelton Basin Camp

    8.82 mi / 2543 ft gain
    Starting at 3,640 feet elevation, the Cascade Pass Trailhead begins adjacent to the Johannesburg Camp and proceeds east along a relentless series of switchbacks. Though the trail is consumed by a thick Washington evergreen forest, the switchbacks frequently open to sweeping vistas of the far-reac...
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