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Ultimate Guide To Naches Peak Loop Trail in Washington, 2022

If you are looking for one of the best hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, the Naches Peak Loop Trail is short, family-friendly, and moderate in difficulty. In distance, the round-trip is 3.5 miles with an elevation gain of 500 feet. With outstanding views of Mount Rainier the whole hike, this adventure is sure to … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Glacier Basin Trail in Washington For 2022

The Glacier Basin Trail is described as family-friendly, and if traversed in the summer months, hikers will be rewarded with many opportunities to view wildlife living in this area. Mountain goats, chipmunks, pikas, and the occasional bear have been sighted along the trail. Hikers report finding rusted mining tools along this once busy mining road. … Read more

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Ultimate Guide to Mount Rainier National Park 2022

Mount Rainier National Park is an impressive 369 miles of mountain ecosystem that offers a unique balance of summer splendor and winter wonder. It is located in west-central Washington, 35 miles southeast of Tacoma, and 30 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The park’s most prominent feature is Mount Rainer, which ascends … Read more

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Ultimate Guide to North Cascades National Park 2022

A stone’s throw away from Seattle, the ecological heart of the Cascades beckons. North Cascades National Park is wilder and more extensive than its Washington cousins. Set between damp conditions in the west and recurring fires in the east, the Park is an alpine landscape reeling from Earth’s changing climate. It stars jagged peaks crowned … Read more

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Ultimate Guide to Olympic National Park 2022

Olympic National Park stretches over nearly one million acres on the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington. It is defined by its diversity as it features three distinct ecosystems, which are temperate rainforest, subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, and Pacific Coast. Besides having a damp and tremendously beautiful temperate rainforest region on the west … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Diablo Lake Trail in Washington For 2022

The intense color is due to the surrounding glaciers which grind rocks into a fine powder which is then carried via creeks to the lake. That fine powder, known as glacier flour, is suspended in the water, giving the lake its unique color. About The Diablo Lake Trail: Fast Facts Location: Ross Lake National Recreation … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Cascade Pass Trail in Washington For 2022

Before you even find the trailhead, the amazing views begin. Cascade River Road runs along with massive old-growth forests on your way to the circular parking lot with the towering presence of Johannesburg Mountain looming at over 4,000 feet overhead. About The Cascade Pass Trail: Fast Facts Location: North Cascades National Parkk Length: 6.52mi (AllTrails),7.0mi … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Burroughs Mountain Trail Washington, 2022

This hike takes you through high alpine tundra-like terrain while providing dramatic views of Washington’s largest volcano. Located above the tree line, this trail has astonishing vistas in all directions. It’s a short hike with a lot of rewarding views. About The Burroughs Mountain Trail: Fast Facts Location: Mount Rainier National Park Length: 9.38mi (AllTrails),9.0mi … Read more

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Ultimate Guide To Fourth of July Pass in Washington For 2022

The Thunder Creek access also goes through the forest but has some stunning mountain views as well. Both trails are rated moderately strenuous. In this article, we will be accessing the Fourth of July pass via the Thunder Creek trail. It is a 10.5 mile round-trip day hike with a 2300’ gain in elevation. The … Read more

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Ultimate Guide To Hidden Lake Trail in Washington For 2022

Hidden Lake Trail is a popular day-hike but makes a nice overnight backpack trip as well. Starting in a cool, deep forest, the hiker soon finds themself in a huge meadow filled with wildflowers. Continuing on, the trail becomes rocky and a bit more difficult before it ends at the pinnacle, complete with a historic … Read more