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    Top Spots in and near Snohomish County

    • 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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    • Darrington, Washington

      Climb Sloan Peak via the Corkscrew Route

      5.0
      14 mi / 6035 ft gain
      You'll start the approach to this climb at the Sloan Peak trailhead at 1800ft elevation. Moving south along the trail, you'll begin with a traverse through some marshlands and several water crossings along the Sauk River and its tributaries for the first mile and before gaining any elevation. It ...
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    • Darrington, Washington

      Backpack to Glacier Peak Meadows and White Chuck Glacier

      34 mi / 9000 ft gain
      Starting at the North Fork Sauk Trailhead (NFD 49) off the Mountain Loop Highway, you will travel 5.3 miles and gain a leisurely 1,100 feet of elevation until you reach Mackinaw Shelter. This is where the real work begins. The trail gains a calf-burning 3,000 feet in the next 2.9 miles until you ...
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    • Edmonds, Washington

      Hike to Meadowdale Beach

      5.0
      If you plan to hike to this beach on the weekend, arrive early because the parking lot fills up fast. From the trailhead, hike down through an old forest along a stream to reach Meadowdale Beach Park. Take in the sounds of birds, wildlife, and the stream adjacent to the trail. At one mile you wil...
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    • Gold Bar, Washington

      Blanca Lake

      5.0
      7.42 mi / 3540 ft gain
      Although the drive to the trailhead is mostly over gravel roads, Blanca Lake is a very popular hike. The drive is better for cars with clearance and AWD capabilities.  The trail gets right down to it gaining almost 3,000 feet in the first 3 miles. But don't worry, the hard work is well worth the...
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    • Gold Bar, Washington

      Winter Backpack to Blanca Lake

      7.5 mi / 3300 ft gain
      Since Blanca Lake is a very popular place for folks to explore and with the nice and sunny weekend. I drove out Friday night and slept in my Jeep. Got up at 7:30am when folks first started arriving to the trail head.A couple of things to keep in mind before you start this hike. The 7.5 miles ro...
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    • Mountlake Terrace, Washington

      Kayak Lake Ballinger

      4.0
      Getting Here: Heading North on I5 from Seattle Center, take exit 178 for 236th Street SW and Lakeveiw Dr. Take a left on Lakeview Dr. and follow along for a half a mile before you see the Lake Ballinger Boat Ramp parking area on the left. There is a community park and rental facility on the noir ...
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    • Kirkland, Washington

      Forbes Creek Stairs

      3.0
      0.19 mi / 92 ft gain
      All benefits of a stair master paired with fresh air is the perfect recipe for a northwest workout. 210 wooden railroad ties make up a staircase that will test your endurance, build strength and get you sweating in no time. The stairs are open year round, 24 hours a day and offer parking for abo...
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    • Leavenworth, Washington

      Evergreen Mountain Lookout

      4.5
      2.88 mi / 1522 ft gain
      This is a relatively short hike, at only 2.6 miles round trip, that takes you up to the nearly 5600 foot summit. The hike may be short but it is extremely steep, gaining 1300ft in the 1.3 miles to the summit, so be prepared for a good leg workout. On the way to the top you will walk through field...
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    • Issaquah, Washington

      Mountain Bike Duthie Hill

      4.7
      6 mi / 130 ft gain
      Duthie Hill is a premier and beautifully designed mountain bike park set in lush douglas firs and western hemlock forests . Created and maintained by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (evergreenmtb.org) with the help of King County and volunteers, Duthie Hill although open to hikers, is 100% s...
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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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    • Darrington, Washington

      Hike to Green Mountain

      8.5 mi / 3200 ft gain
      After the long drive down FR 26, turn onto FR 2680. 6 miles down the road, you'll see what slightly resembles a trail to your left. Park and prepare for your gorgeous hike!The trail starts with a 1.5 mile windy trek through the woods. You'll pop out onto the lush meadows of the mountain sides. He...
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    • Issaquah, Washington

      Grand Ridge Trail

      4.0
      7.51 mi / 1125 ft gain
      The trail system in the 1,300 acre Grand Ridge Park can currently can be accessed from two lots: High Point and Central Park, with a new lot at Duthie Hill still under construction. To get to the High Point lot take exit 20 off of I-90 (coming from Seattle), take a left and pass under the freewa...
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    • Bellevue, Washington

      Bellevue Botanical Garden

      The park is open dawn to dusk. The botanical garden is free to visit and offers excellent photography opportunities.   Additional InfoCopper Kettle Coffee Bar is available at the garden: Weekdays: 10am – 3pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pmGarden Map with different attractions featuredBotanica...
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