Hiking

Ultimate Guide To Diablo Lake Trail in Washington For 2021

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. Diablo Lake Trail History The first European settlers to the area came … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Cascade Pass Trail in Washington For 2021

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. Cascade Pass Trail History In 1858 the Cascade Pass Trail was used by gold miners … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Burroughs Mountain Trail Washington, 2021

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. Burroughs Mountain Trail History He is best remembered for his influence on the modern conservation … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Fourth of July Pass in Washington For 2021

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

Ultimate Guide To Hidden Lake Trail in Washington For 2021

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

Ultimate Guide To Sol Duc Falls Trail in Washington For 2021

The falls are found at the end of a moderate 0.8-mile hike through an old-growth forest to a bridge spanning the three to four-prong waterfalls. This scenic falls is the most photographed waterfall in the park. During the hike, you will pass over a few spring-fed and snow-fed creeks along the way. At the end … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Hurricane Hill Trail in Washington, 2021

The hike up Hurricane Hill Trail is a very popular trek for locals and visitors alike. The trail is rated moderate in difficulty making it a family favorite. The 3.2 mile in and out trail starts at an elevation of over 4,000’ at the trailhead with a 950’ gain in elevation to the summit. The … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Marymere Falls Trail in Washington, 2021

The Marymere Falls Trail is an easy 1.7 miles trek through old-growth forest to the 90’ high waterfall. This hike is recommended for all skill levels and as such, is a very heavily trafficked trail. With a gain in elevation of only 500’, this trail is very popular with families, as young and old can … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Mount Ellinor Trail in Washington For 2021

Mount Ellinor is a peak in the Olympic Mountains in Washington, USA. Its highest elevation is almost 6,000 feet. Located in Macon County, Mount Ellinor is in the Skokomish Wilderness region. The mountain is a popular day hike during the summer months of May till October.   The summit offers an expansive 360-degree view of all … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Mount Storm King in Washington For 2021

Mount Storm King is located in the Olympic National Park about 20 miles from Port Angeles, Washington. The mountain is located at the southern end of Lake Crescent near Barnes Point. Mount Storm King has an elevation of 4,534 feet. The trail climbs 1780 feet in just 1.9 miles up the north slope of the … Read more