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Lord Hill
Average rating:
3.40
(10 votes)
Pocket wilderness, backyard wilderness, urban wilderness-all are appropriate descriptions of the sprawling forested ridge between the cities of Snohomish and Monroe known as Lord Hill. Over 1400 acres of this emerald upland on the Snohomish River are protected from development within Snohomish County's Lord Hill Regional Park, providing excellent outdoor wanderings close to ever-burgeoning Puget Sound cities.
 
Columbia Hills State Park
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
This natural preserve managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is a huge 6000-acre area along the top portion of the long rolling hills and ridges known as the Columbia Hills, extending from The Dalles Mountain area westward.
 
Dry Creek
Average rating:
3.00
(6 votes)
This steep forest trail offers few views and not much of interest other than thick second-growth fir forest, until near the route's end. But spectacular views await the patient and persistent.
 
Polallie Ridge
Average rating:
3.00
(8 votes)
Pack sunscreen, your wildflower guide, binoculars for bird-watching, and water--plenty of water! This trail climbs ceaselessly along an open ridge, providing some of the greatest panoramic views to be found in the eastern Cascades.
 
Alger Alp (South Route)
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNNST) segment that runs from Alger through Squire Lake Park has a divergence to the top of "Alger Alp". There are two routes to it: From the North through Squires Lake Park or South from Alger-Cain Lake Road.
 
Squak Mountain Access Trail
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
A trail that accesses Squak Mountain from the Trails Center in downtown Issaquah. Take the Squak Mountain Access Trail to access trails on the east side of the mountain: East Ridge, East Side, Phil's Creek, Old Griz, and more.
 
Pretzel Tree Trail
Average rating:
3.33
(6 votes)
This short, easy, year-round trail meanders under the cool, protective trees of Squak Mountain State Park. It is a treat for kids and adults with fun story boards along the way.
 
East Ridge Trail
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
A 1.5 mile connector trail winding up the East Ridge of Squak Mountain. Accesses the Summit Trail and the East Side Trail.
 
May Valley Trail
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
This quiet, little-used trail wanders through a lowland forest and up the South side of Squak Mountain along Bullitt Creek.
 
East Side Trail
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
A connector trail between East Ridge and Bullitt Fireplace trail on Squak Mountain.
 
Summit Trail
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
Take a shortcut to the summit of Squak Mountain from Phil's Creek Trail.
 
Coal Mine
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
A short connector trail between Bullitt Fireplace Trail and West Access Trail in the Squak Mountain trail system.
 
Central Peak
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
A northwest approach to the summit of Squak Mountain.
 
Squak Mountain - South Access Road
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
Hike a service road to the top of Squak Mountain in Issaquah.
 
Bullitt Gorge
Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
Hike down the south side of Squak Mountain, connecting with the May Valley Loop Trail or the Perimeter Loop Trail.
 
West Peak
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
A half mile shortcut from the Chybinski Loop Trail to the junction with the Bullitt Gorge Trail on Squak Mountain.
 
West Access Trail
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
The western approach to Squak Mountain. Access to Coal Mine Trail, Bullitt Fireplace Trail, and Chybinski Loop Trail.
 
Phil's Creek
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
A trail on the west side of Squak Mountain. Part of the Phil's Trail - Thrush Gap Loop, and connects to Old Griz, Summit Trail, May Valley Loop, and East Side Trail.
 
Perimeter Loop Trail
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Extend your hike on Squak Mountain by connecting the May Valley Trail with the Chybinski Trail via the Perimeter Loop Trail.
 
Old Griz
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
A connector trail on the east side of Squak Mountain. Make loops of Summit Trail and Phil's Creek or East Ridge Trail with Old Griz.
 
Bullitt Fireplace Trail
Average rating:
1.75
(4 votes)
Northern access to Squak Mountain. A historic hike including the ruins of a fireplace left by settlers who lived on Squak. The family later left the state the property, which then created Squak Mountain State Park.
 
Bullitt Access Trail
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
Northern access to Squak Mountain.
 
Chybinski Loop
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
A loop trail on the west side of Squak Mountain that connects with the West Access Trail, the Perimeter Loop Trail, and the East Side Trail.
 
South Lost Lake Trail
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Hike up to beautiful, calm Lost Lake, where you can find plenty of vegetation and shade.
 
Pine and Cedar Lakes
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
With two small lakes and numerous branching trails that sport views to Mount Baker and the Puget Sound, this moderate trail through shady forest can be hiked or backpacked year round. Trails circle both of these lakes, and on nice days you’ll find people out fishing or canoeing here.
 
Chuckanut Ridge Trail
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Traverse across beautiful Chuckanut Mountain in Larrabee State Park. Enjoy views of Puget Sound, as well as Mount Baker along this high trail.
 
North Lost Lake Trail
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
One of the best ways to access the heart of Chuckanut Mountain is via the North Lost Lake Trail, entering from the Interurban Trail at Arroyo Park.
 
Double Diamond Trail
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A nice hike to some ridgelines in Larrabee State Park. Connect to Fragrance Lake Trail, South Lost Lake Trail, Clayton Beach Trail, and Interurban Trail.
 
Pratt Lake Basin
Average rating:
3.62
(8 votes)
The path to Pratt Lake was once a braided super highway, at times more than 10 feet wide. Hardly the stuff of wilderness. But Washington Trails Association (WTA) volunteers stepped in and rebuilt the trail. Not only did they rebuild the tread to channel all hikers onto the proper path, they decommissioned all the unauthorized secondary trails, creating a new single track worthy of a pristine wild area. Hikers can now stroll easily up this picturesque trail to the pretty Pratt Lake basin.
 
Rock Trail
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The Rock Trail is one of WTA's signature projects, built from scratch thanks to our partnerships with various organizations in the area, including Larrabee State Park and Chuckanut Conservancy.
 
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