Hike a quiet but underrated 10.6 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the region south of Snoqualmie Pass. The trail crosses under two sets of power lines before settling into a pleasant track through mature second growth, old growth forest, and regrown clear cuts rich in berries.
The trail traverses the shoulder of Snowshoe Butte and provides big views to the north, east, and south. Meadows and views along the way. The southern 3 miles of the hike are largely in old growth forest.
There are several primitive campsites on this route, but not lots of water. One spring at 4.5 miles from Stampede and a seasonal stream about 9 miles south of Stampede provide almost the only water, so carry plenty.