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    • Carbonado, Washington

      Summit Lake

      4.5
      6.13 mi / 1499 ft gain
      Summit Lake, nestled in a small basin just north of Mt. Rainier National Park in the Clearwater Wilderness, has everything a hiker could want in a day-hike or easy overnight backpack. The views, the well-maintained trail, and a perfect distance make this hike a must-do for anybody in the Pacific ...
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    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Mount Pilchuck Lookout

      4.8
      5.22 mi / 2113 ft gain
      Hike the well-maintained Mount Pilchuck Lookout trail through a variety of terrain: old-growth forest and granite boulder fields. At the top, you'll reach a lookout tower perched on Mount Pilchuck. Pilchuck sits on the western edge of the Cascades, which offers up amazing panoramic views once you...
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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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    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Lake 22

      4.6
      5.98 mi / 1434 ft gain
      If you're looking for a taste of the Mountain Loop Highway area, but don't have it in you for a longer, steeper journey, look no further than Lake 22. The trail starts out as flat and well-maintained, from the parking lot, before becoming a true mountain rainforest trail. Water and dampness are f...
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    • Seabeck, Washington

      Guillemont Cove Stump House and Beach House

      4.5
      3.54 mi / 709 ft gain
      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

      Granite Mountain

      4.2
      7.92 mi / 3999 ft gain
      The trek up Granite Mountain is a strenuous and fairly steep hike located east of Seattle and west of Snoqualmie pass off of I-90. Take exit 47 and turn North to a T intersection, park at the Pratt lake Trailhead at approximately 1860' and right beside I-90. The trail splits just after the first...
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    • Forks, Washington

      Second Beach in Olympic NP

      2.08 mi / 331 ft gain
      Second Beach is recognized as one of Olympic National Park’s crown jewels, and its views and surroundings don’t disappoint. It's a great place to spend a night but it can also be done as just a day trip if you wish. To access the beach, you’ll need to make an easy 0.7-mile with minimal elevation...
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    • North Bend, Washington

      Mt. Si

      4.6
      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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    • Leavenworth, Washington

      The Enchantments: Leprechaun Lake via Snow Lake Trailhead

      4.7
      19.57 mi / 5948 ft gain
      The Alpine Lakes Wilderness named “The Enchantments” draws explorers from all over the world. On a four day backpacking trip you can take day trips from camp to explore over a dozen crystal clear lakes, summit surrounding peaks, and camp at an alpine lake of your choice! Before you set out to c...
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    • North Bend, Washington

      Twin Falls

      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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    • North Bend, Washington

      Franklin Falls via Wagon Road Trail

      4.4
      2.07 mi / 331 ft gain
      This is an easy 2 mile roundtrip hike that leads to beautiful Franklin Falls. The trail is very well maintained and is easy for even young hikers to travel. The trail goes through the forest and along a gorge as you gain 400 feet in elevation to the falls. There are a few places you can scramble...
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    • Stevenson, Washington

      Beacon Rock

      3.6
      1.49 mi / 351 ft gain
      Beacon Rock is one of the most recognizable landmarks along the Columbia River Gorge. It’s an 848-foot basalt monolith (a singular piece of rock) that was once the core of an ancient volcano. To access the rock, park in a developed parking area at the rock’s base that has room for about 30 cars. ...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hurricane Hill

      4.8
      3.13 mi / 689 ft gain
      To get to this hike you drive up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The drive up to Hurricane Ridge is on a winding road with amazing views of the mountains. Once you reach the visitors center at Hurricane Ridge you can fill up water bottles or use the restroom. The trailhead for Hurric...
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    • Hoodsport, Washington

      Summit Mount Ellinor

      4.8
      3.08 mi / 2467 ft gain
      Hikers who reach the summit of Mount Ellinor are treated to a rarer view of Olympic National Park, one that is notably more immersive, rugged and dynamic than the common vista from Hurricane Ridge. Ellinor’s profile is, no doubt, familiar to most Seattleites, as it’s the Olympics’ southernmost p...
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    • Concrete, Washington

      Park Butte Lookout

      4.5
      7.64 mi / 2100 ft gain
      This place is really the stuff of fairy tales. Where else can you find a tiny cabin with 360-degree views of stunning mountain scenery? To the west, you can see all the way to Bellingham and the Puget Sound. To the south and east lie the jagged North Cascades. And the entire northern horizon is ...
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    • Leavenworth, Washington

      Day Hike the Enchantments

      5.0
      18.05 mi / 4675 ft gain
      Start at the Stuart Lake trailhead, which at 3400' is a full 2000' higher than the Snow Lake trailhead you'll finish at. Put 2.5 easy miles under your feet along Mountaineer Creek before turning left on the trail up to Colchuck Lake. The trail steepens for the next 1.5 miles before popping you ou...
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