TO TRAILHEAD: I-90 E to Tinkham Rd (exit 42). Turn R @ end of ramp; drive 0.5 mile following signs to a spur road leading to McClellan Butte trailhead; go .2 mile to parking lot.
This grueling, 7.8-mile dayhike crests two summits above the Snoqualmie River valley and features stunning panoramas of nearby peaks and mountains.
A steep climb of 3,700 feet in 3.6 miles gains a firetower lookout with spectacular views of Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, and Mount Stuart.
This 6.2-mile out-and-back follows the new Ira Spring Memorial Trail, which winds for 3.2 miles above Snoqualmie Valley, ending at the picturesque Mason Lake.
Dip your toes in an alpine lake in the shadow of towering mountain crags on this 8-mile Cascades classic in Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
A locals' favorite, this challenging dayhike up Mount Si is less than an hour from Seattle and features eagle-eye views of the Snoqualmie River valley and Mount Rainier.
You'll gain 3,700 feet of elevation in 3.4 miles--and pass a spectacular waterfall--on this stiff ascent of Mount Teneriffe, a 4,788-foot peak less than an hour from Seattle.
This challenging trek follows winding logging roads to a 5,028-foot summit overlooking the Cascades.
Solitude rules on this 9.4-mile out-and-back hike along Little Kachess Lake to rock gardens ablaze with wildflowers,giant green forests, and a quiet lakeside hideout.
Hike 8.6 miles along a rippling creek and past high cliff walls to pockets of old-growth forest, birding hotspots, and a bonanza of wildflower patches.
See a remote part of the Goat Rocks Wilderness on this 16.8-mile loop, which passes a fine array of giant fir, Alaskan yellow cedar, and a smattering of larches.
Seattle, WA: Dungeness Wildlife Refuge
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