TO TRAILHEAD: I-90 E to exit 20 (High Point Way). Turn R @ end of exit ramp, then immediate R onto frontage road. After .5 mile, asphalt ends and gravel begins, continue .6 mile to trailhead parking lot.
This trail is easily accessible from Seattle and is a fun day hike. It is very safe with a wide trail that is cut into the mountain. It is almost all forested with no real good views from the trail, but the trees shade you all the way up. We went up the Tiger Mountain #3 trail which is 3 miles up and back, it starts at 500ft elevation then culminates at around 2,500. The trail is mostly very smooth, it is a very popular with many dogs as well doing the hike, so you have lots of company.
RAINY PASS to HARTS PASS: This 25.6-mile ridge-to-river leg runs under a glacier-carved outcrop and its centerpiece, the 8,366-foot Golden Horn.
SHEEP LAKE to WHITE PASS: Get high into the snowy contours of Goat Rocks Wilderness on this 22.2-mile leg. Bring an ice axe and lightweight crampons for the Packwood Glacier.
This all-season, 7-mile loop in the Boulder River Wilderness gently ascends through fast-growing (and fast-falling) alders, fragrant cedars, and rugged Douglas firs.
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.
Switchback 1,800 vertical feet to a sapphire-blue glacial lake in the shadow of Mt. Index on this moderate 6.4-mile round trip- with a killer picnic at Bridal Veil Falls.
Mountainsides of wildflowers and alpine larches will excite all five senses on this 6-mile out-and-back mountain trek in Wenatchee National Forest.
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.
This 7.4-miler scrambles the best of the eastern Cascades: waterfalls, fragrant forests, and a sprawling alpine lake.
Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Rainier, old-growth forest, and colorful summer wildflowers on this 2.8-mile hike to a pair of high alpine lakes.
Hike through mossy woods, up a ridge with a fine waterfall, and over the high point of Cougar Mountain Regional Park-all on a 5-mile dayhike.
Seattle: Lena Lake
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