Summer Activities

Denman Falls

Area: Westside Road Hike Type: Waterfall Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 16.3 mi RT Duration: 7.5-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 532 Elevation End: 3,892 Elevation Ga...

Cora Lake

It’s a mere .7 mile hike along Big Creek through groves of big trees to this pretty lake tucked in a cirque beneath the serrated Sawtooth Ridge. The easiest hike in this jagged cluster of peaks just south of Mount Rainier National Park; after the snow melts and before the autumn rains swell Big Creek, this trail is ideal for young children.

Eastside Trail – Middle

Area: Cayuse Pass Hike Type: Fall Colors Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3.6 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 4,565 Elevation End: 5,435 Elevation Gain: 1,...

Three Lakes Backpack

Area: Cayuse Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: National Park Pass &  Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 14 mi RT Duration: 2 days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,050 Elev...

Carbon River Rd to Ipsut Falls

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Woodland Rain Forest Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 10.8-15 mi RT* Duration: 3-7 hrs** Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 1,770 Elevation End: 2,900 E...

Sand Flats Trail

Area: Crystal Mountain Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 6.66 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 3,885 Elevation End: 5,577 E...

Boundary Trail – Carbon River

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Rainforest Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.6 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 1,768 Elevation End: 3,084 Elevation Gain...

Little Mashel Falls – Pack Forest

Area: Eatonville Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 5.75 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 485 Elevation End: 1,185 Elevation Gain: 700 ...

Melmont Ghost Town

Area: Wilkeson / Carbonado Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 3.84 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 1,063 Elevation End: 1,367 Elevation G...

Fairfax Ghost Town

Area: Wilkeson / Carbonado Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 2 mi RT Duration: 2-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 1,257 Elevation End: 1,357 Elevation Gain...

Rainforest Nature Loop Trail

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 0.3 mi Loop Duration: 0.5-1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 1,768 Elevation End: 1,768 Elevation ...

Noble Knob Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 4 mi RT Duration: 3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,888 Elevation End: 6,011 Elevation ...

Deep Creek Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Thigh-burner Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 11 mi RT Duration: 7 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,582 Elevation End: 5,210 Elevatio...

Emmons Moraine Trail

Area: White River Hike Type: Glacier views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3.0 mi RT Duration: 1.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 4,306 Elevation End: 4,829 Elevation Gain: ...

Manley Moore Rd / The Foothills Trail

Area: Wilkeson / Carbonado Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 5 mi, one way Duration: 4.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 1,328 Elevation End: 1,357 Elevatio...

Boundary Trail – Nisqually Entrance

Area: Nisqually Entrance Hike Type: Off the Beaten Track Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 5.6 mi RT Duration: 4-5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 1,520 Elevation End: 4,220...

Northern Loop Trail

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Natl. Park Pass and overnight camping permit Distance: 36.3 mi RT Duration: 4 days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,250 Elevation End:...

Sand Lake

Area: White Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Free Wilderness Permit Req.  Available at trailhead. Distance: 6 mi RT Duration: 3-4 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 4,423 El...

Howard Peak – Scramble

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Panoramic views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7 mi RT Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 4,974 Elevation End: 5,688 Elevation G...

Sheep Lake / Sourdough Gap

Head out on an easy two-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) relishing in sweeping views and dazzling wildflowers. Then take a break at a pretty little subalpine lake in a basin flush with meadows and wildlife. Soak your feet, go for a dip or take a nap.

Huckleberry Creek

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 15 mi RT Duration: 2 days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,950 Elevation End: 5,700 Elevati...

Grand Park via Lake Eleanor

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Views Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 7.5 mi RT Duration: 5-6 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,443 Elevation End: 5,633 Elevation Gai...

Nolte State Park

Area: Enumclaw Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Discover Pass Distance: 1.4 mi Loop Duration: 1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 785 Elevation End: 825 Elevation Gain: 12 ...

Klapatche Park

Area: Westside Road Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 21.4 mi RT Duration: 2+ days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 1,350 Elevation End: 5,950 Eleva...

Kelly Butte

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 3.68 mi RT Duration: 2.5-3 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,314 Elevation End: 5,379 Elevation Gai...

Seattle Park Loop

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Overnight Camping Permit & Natl Park Pass Distance: 16.2 mi RT Duration: 2 days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 1,975 Elevati...

Doe Falls via Suntop

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 7.25 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,600 Elevation End: 4,318 Elevati...

Echo Lake from Greenwater Lakes

Area: Greenwater Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 14.08 mi RT Duration: 6-7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 1,191 Elevation End: 4,091 Elevat...

Paul Peak

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 7.8 mi RT Duration: 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 3,470 Elevation End: 3,470 Elevation Ga...

Sunset Park – Golden Lakes

Area: Mowich Lake Hike Type: Overnight Pass: National Park Pass & Overnight Camping Permit Distance: 20.6 mi RT Duration: 2+ days Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 1,325 El...

Bearhead Mountain

Area: Carbon River Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 5.8 mi RT Duration: 3 - 4 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 4,283 Elevation End: 6,072 Elev...

Glacier Lake Trail

Area: Packwood / Randle Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: No Pass Req Distance: 6.5 mi RT Duration: 3.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 844 Elevation End: 2,965 Elevation Gai...

Dewey Lakes

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 5.4 mi RT Duration: 3.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 5,385 Elevation End: 5,773 Elevat...

Golden Gate Trail

Area: Paradise Hike Type: Wildflowers Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 3 mi RT Duration: 2.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 5,408 Elevation End: 6,392 Elevation Gain: 1,000 ...

Summerland and Panhandle Gap

Area: White River Hike Type: Wildflowers Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 12 mi RT  Duration: 6.5-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 3,808 Elevation End: 6,755 Elevation Ga...

Silver Forest Trail

Area: Sunrise Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 2.4 mi RT Duration: 1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 6,396 Elevation End: 6,398 Elevation Gain: 100 ...

Indian Henry’s via Kautz Creek

Area: Kautz Creek Hike Type: Mountain views Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 11 mi RT Duration: 7 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,477 Elevation End: 5,335 Elevation Gai...

Tamanos Mountain

Area: Stevens Canyon Rd Hike Type: Scramble Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 10 mi RT Duration: 9-12 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 3,732 Elevation End: 6,732 Elevation ...

Chenuis Falls

Area: Carbon River Hike Type:  Waterfall view Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 6.4 mi RT Duration: 4.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 2,150 Elevation End: 2,200 Elevation G...

Indian Bar

Area: Stevens Canyon Hike Type: Overnight Pass: Natl. Park Pass Distance: 14.5 mi RT Duration: 10 hrs Difficulty Level: Strenuous Elevation Start: 2,981 Elevation End: 5,930 Elevation Gai...

PCT: Chinook Pass to Crown Point

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 14 mi RT Duration: 6-8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 5,439 Elevation End: 6,194 Elevati...

Flaming Geyser State Park

Area: Enumclaw Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: Discover Pass Distance: 2.5 mi Loop Duration: 1 hr Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 341 Elevation End: 385 Elevation Gain: 300, gai...

Mud Mt. Dam Recreational Area

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Family-friendly Pass: No Pass Required Distance: 4.2 mi RT Duration: 2 hrs Difficulty Level: Easy Elevation Start: 1,331 Elevation End: 1,349 Elevation Gain...

Ranger Creek Trail

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 11.6 mi RT Duration: 8 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,800 Elevation End: 5,520 Elevati...

Lost Lake from Greenwater Lakes

Area: Chinook Pass Hike Type: Dog-friendly Pass: Northwest Forest Pass Distance: 12 mi RT Duration: 6-7 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate Elevation Start: 2,418 Elevation End: 4,007 Elevati...
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