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3915 Hikes

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
A great option for a day hike, Chatter Creek connects up with the popular Icicle Ridge Trail, which allows for even further wandering.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
 
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
An easy hike along Icicle Gorge.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4370 ft.
Highest Point: 7020 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.62
(21 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Visit this trail in the springtime and you can expect to see an explosion of wildflower color! At more than 4500 feet in 5.5 miles of trail, the route to the old Icicle Ridge Lookout site is quite an undertaking, but the views and the flowers are truly worth the energy it takes to get up there.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
7.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 5018 ft.
Highest Point: 8440 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(3 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
Scramble to a scenic high point in the upper Enchantments.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 6300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(8 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
One of the lesser-visited lakes in the Enchantments, Lake Caroline is a hard-earned reward for those seeking a bit of solitude in this immensely popular region.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1665 ft.
Highest Point: 5065 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.87
(23 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
The Core Zone of the Enchantments may be one of the most popular destinations in Washington state, but those who venture to Lake Stuart may just get the extra-enchanting reward of relative solitude in a high traffic area. Most hikers heading into the Enchantments use the Lake Stuart trailhead, but make for the Core zone via Colchuck Lake and Aasgard Pass. However, taking the right-hand trail 2.2 miles from the trailhead leads you into an adjacent valley, with a large, shallow lake at the base of the imposing massif of Mount Stuart.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
12.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4400 ft.
Highest Point: 7800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.22
(9 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
This “shortcut” to the Enchantments Core Zone refers only to mileage. As far as miles per hour goes, Aasgard may be one of the slowest hikes you attempt. Achieving the pass is a thigh-burning, chest-bursting, eye-popping endeavor that offers as many extraordinary views as beads of sweat that will fall from your brow as you ascend nearly 2000 feet in just three-quarters of a mile.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2928 ft.
Highest Point: 6300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.17
(6 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
A couple miles beyond Lake Stuart and a few hundred feet up lies Horseshoe Lake--a stunning, silent lake that makes for an excellent day trip for those lucky folks who get to camp at Lake Stuart. It’s also attainable as a day hike, but you’ll want to get an early start.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
13.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5833 ft.
Highest Point: 8840 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(3 votes)
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
A lengthy and difficult hike up an iconic peak inside the Enchantments. Climbing gear and expertise required.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
Parking Restriction on Road 7601: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
An off-trail scramble to a summit above Eightmile Lake.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
8.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 2800 ft.
Highest Point: 7200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(3 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
Take a side trip from Lake Caroline up to a saddle with gorgeous, sweeping views of the Alpine Lakes wilderness.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4300 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.65
(26 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
The Snow Lakes trail is known mostly as the long, gradual way into the Enchantments; but it is a worthwhile - if deceptively grueling - destination in its own right. The narrow isthmus between the lakes offers a majestic view across the water to the towering heights of McClellan Peak.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 4650 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.68
(28 votes)
Road closed 1/13/22: Icicle Road is closed at milepost 4 due to snow removal operations. It will reopen when the snow is cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Parking Restriction: Parking allowed at trailheads and only on the right side of Road 7601 between Eightmile Lake and Stuart Lake trailheads. Parking anywhere else along Road 7601 is not allowed.
Along a moderate trail into the glorious Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, past burnt Ponderosa Pines, chattering mountain streams, plenteous wildflowers and tall mountain peaks, hikers will find beautiful Eightmile Lake and its rocky, tree lined shore.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Blewett Pass

 
10.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1315 ft.
Highest Point: 4300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
1/12/2022 - The parking area for this trail is temporarily closed due to avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall.
This 10.2 mile winter cross-country ski or snowshoe route follows unplowed summer roads and old logging roads to make a loop trip near Blewett Pass.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Blewett Pass

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.18
(11 votes)
1/12/2022 - The parking area for this trail is temporarily closed due to avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall.
The Wenatchee Crest near Blewett Pass is an ideal entry-level snowshoe, thanks to its modest elevation gain and panoramic views from the ridgetop. And even with such an easily accessible trailhead, the crowds are often minimal.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
1/12/2022 - The parking area for this trail is temporarily closed due to avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall.
A snowy ramble along a river east of Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 4400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.23
(13 votes)
1/12/2022 - The parking area for this trail is temporarily closed due to avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall.
Kendall Peak Lakes are popular snowshoe destinations, since the trailhead is about one hour from Seattle, the grade is gentle and the views superb. The route is relatively easy to follow because it follows an closed forest road.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 4200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
1/12/2022 - The parking area for this trail is temporarily closed due to avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall.
The route to Alaska Lake travels through avalanche terrain. Have avalanche awareness skills, the ability to identify avalanche risk and the proper gear before going.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2024 ft.
Highest Point: 4624 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.79
(14 votes)
1/12/2022 - The parking area for this trail is temporarily closed due to avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall.
While the trail near Gold Creek Pond is a great spot for hikers of all ages, the trail back towards Alaska Lake is a more rugged experience. Starting flat, it heads into the heart of the Central Cascades on an old road for four miles, where it then crosses an impressive old avalanche path before heading straight uphill to remote Alaska Lake.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 3000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.64
(22 votes)
1/12/2022 - The parking area for this trail is temporarily closed due to avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall.
The flat terrain of this wide valley east of Snoqualmie Pass is the perfect place to practice snowshoeing with kids or first-timers. This is an area popular with cross-country skiers, and you may spot beaver dams and other winter wildlife. From Mardee Lake to looming Kendall Peak before you, this is premiere terrain for winter enthusiasts.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
4.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
Jungle Creek Trail is a 4-mile long trail from FS 9701/Jungle Creek Road to Johnson Media Trail #1383. The saddle at 2.1 miles from the trailhead is the highest point of the trail at 4,500 feet in elevation. In spring there are a lot of flowers along the trail. When the weather is good, there are good views of peaks in Stuart Range at the saddle.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
22.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 5300 ft.
Highest Point: 6600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
The Shedroof Divide offers some of the best views in northeast Washington as it traverses the wild high country of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 3930 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
Part of the scenic Pacific Northwest Trail, rugged 8-mile Swift Creek Trail accesses the Mount Baker Wilderness.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
77.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 16300 ft.
Highest Point: 5000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
This section hike is a great way to get a taste of the Pacific Crest Trail over the course of a week or long weekend.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 118 ft.
Highest Point: 60 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A smaller, less well known state park on Whidbey Island with gorgeous beach views and a shorter but diverse trail system through woods, grassy meadows, marsh and beach areas.
 
 
 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 480 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The hike from the Cedar Falls trailhead to the junction with the Change Creek route is one through history. You will walk along a decommissioned railroad passing by the remnants of the line. Starting at the Cedar Falls trailhead, begin your hike just past the outhouse, crossing a paved road, and picking up the gravel path.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
12.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 2150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
This snowshoe route starts off with a roadwalk, then carries on through the East Fork Foss River Valley on the Necklace Valley Trail.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5854 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(9 votes)
With wide open views at the top, Thorp Mountain is a worthwhile destination, even if the steep ascent to the peak might seem challenging.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
15.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
 
Visitors to Sasse Ridge in the winter should have winter travel experience, a route planned, and the ability identify and understand avalanche risk in the backcountry.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
This primitive trail forms a partial loop, connecting the High Divide trail just above Heart Lake with Appleton Pass.