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119 Hikes

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
2.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 1700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.73
(81 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Heybrook Lookout is a short and moderately steep hike through a fern and moss covered forest to a fun, staircase-ridden lookout with great views of the nearby mountains. If you are introducing someone to hiking, limited on time, or trying to add on another hike or activity in the area, this is the hike for you.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 1500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.11
(291 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
An accessible hike for seasoned veterans and neophytes alike, Wallace Falls provides visitors with breathtaking views of the Wallace River and the surrounding falls on a relatively low difficulty, scenic 5.6 mile round-trip. Although well attended and often busy, the trail stands as a true showcase of the diversity and majestic beauty that the Central Cascades can offer to hikers who journey into the heart of this sublime mountain range.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 2423 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.97
(86 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers

Wildfire: trail closed

Barclay Lake offers something for almost everyone: a well-maintained trail that is accessible to beginners and children, stunning mountain views, mycology, camping, a serene alpine lake, and a staging area for challenging adventures in the 106,000-acre Wild Sky Wilderness. Keep your camera charged, as this popular pathway in the shadow of Baring Mountain offers many photo opportunities.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 5495 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.69
(36 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
An up and down meandering trail that leads through open forest, wildflower meadows and a side trip to some fantastic views. The road up does most of the work, so the climb is not too long, and can be easily done by most hikers.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 705 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(48 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Hike along old logging roads to a 25-foot tall waterfall on Cherry Creek just outside of Duvall. Note that access to this area is part of an agreement with nearby homeowners, and part of the trail is on private land, so please remain on the main path, observe leash laws and keep noise to a minimum as a courtesy to homeowners along trail. There are no toilets at the trailhead. Plan ahead.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 2521 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.45
(372 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls compete for attention on this 7.2 mile trip. Either would be a worthy destination by themselves and combined they are a great day on the trail.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(74 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls
A beautiful waterfall flows out of Lake Serene and cascades below the rugged east wall of Mount Index at the end of a trail on the west side of Bridal Veil Creek. Take time to see and enjoy a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls and climb flights of steps paralleling the falls.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 5540 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.59
(22 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Wildfire: trail closed

Scorpion Mountain offers a 360-degree view of the Central Cascades, and the huckleberries and blueberries make this a much underrated fall hike.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Rivers

Wildfire: trail closed

Hike through shady forest, accompanied by the sound of Quartz Creek, little waterfalls, wildflowers and interesting things to see (and eat) on this trail.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 3250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.40
(5 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Rivers
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls

Wildfire: trail closed

Pass Creek is an easy access point to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and provides opportunities for longer loop hikes open to stock when conditions permit.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 4000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.86
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Rivers

Wildfire: trail closed

This hike is a tree hugger's paradise. Huge old growth Douglas firs and hemlocks soar into the sky from a lush green forest floor dotted with woodland flowers. The trail gently ascends only 700 feet in the first four miles, and the slope you hike up is laced by many clear flowing streams bridged by old puncheons.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3500 ft.
Highest Point: 6129 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(10 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Wildlife

Wildfire: trail closed

A fairly well used climber's trail goes straight up, and up, and then up Mount Baring. The trail requires moderate navigational skills and possibly climbing equipment in bad weather.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.08
(12 votes)

Wildfire: trail closed

This unofficial trail is short, steep and extremely eroded. Because it's not officially built or managed hikers are encouraged to find other locations to explore in the area.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1425 ft.
Highest Point: 5587 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.95
(22 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Good for kids

Wildfire: trail closed

A short but stiff climb through an old burn, old growth forest, and alpine meadows to a restored fire lookout standing sentinel over the western flanks of the Wild Sky Wilderness.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 712 ft.
Highest Point: 3888 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.18
(11 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Wildfire: trail closed

Eagle Lake is a shallow and infrequently visited alpine lake in the shadows of Merchant Peak and Townsend Mountain in the Stevens Pass region. Walk this trail to experience a variety of mountain terrain and wildlife encompassed by few other hikes.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3300 ft.
Highest Point: 4600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.44
(148 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Lakes

Wildfire: trail closed

Visit one of the most striking lakes in the Henry M. Jackson wilderness. The vibrant blue of the glacier-fed lake provides the perfect rest stop for hikers who have braved the thirty-odd, steep switchbacks that lead to the lake.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
14.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3700 ft.
Highest Point: 5816 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(8 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Wildfire: trail closed

Climb through rich, old growth forest to miles of some of the finest ridge walking available in Washington, where alpine meadows and jaw-dropping views abound.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Gain: 2300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
  • Summits

Wildfire: trail closed

The Frog Mountain Trail is still in the construction phase, and when complete, will be a roughly four-mile path to the mountain's summit.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 104 ft.
Highest Point: 1420 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers

Wildfire: trail closed

A short but scenic nature trail that begins and ends at the Troublesome Creek Campground. Hikers and campers will enjoy the walk along and over the turquoise creek, which indeed could be troublesome without the bridges spanning the shores.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 2800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.02
(45 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
  • Waterfalls
Take a hike through railroad history. The old tunnels, rusting relics, cement snow sheds and the big red caboose should appeal to kids of all ages, and the complex history of the railroad and those who built it, as well as the avalanche that wiped everything away will appeal to history buffs.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
14.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3300 ft.
Highest Point: 4900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.28
(50 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
Visit any of several beautiful alpine lakes, in rocky basins. The day can be as easy as a 3.6 roundtrip hike to Trout Lake, or as strenuous as the nearly 15-mile hike to Big Heart Lake as you like. Good options exist both for day-hikers and for backpackers.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
Erinswood is a barrier-free trail that meanders through a variety of ecosystems over its short length. Meditate to the sound of rushing streams as you pass through riparian, deciduous, and evergreen habitats that form the backdrop of a 0.7-mile sojourn under the shadow of Heybrook Ridge. Erinswood is still under construction and likely to be completed by the end of 2019.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1544 ft.
Highest Point: 1844 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(22 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
This fine loop trail gives you scenery, mileage, and some elevation gain, with the bonus of being hikeable year-round. Start by wandering along the Wallace River as it tumbles down from the famous falls. Get your pictures of the falls, then continue your hike by including the large forested Wallace Lake. Return through a green shag carpet of moss, sword ferns and hemlock, following the North Fork Wallace River as it rushes to meet the main Wallace River and your return trail.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2658 ft.
Highest Point: 5464 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.10
(10 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
A hefty workout, spectacular views, and very little company await you on this summit. Please note access to this trail is via private property. A recreational permit from Hampton Resources, a forest products company, is required.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
3.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 775 ft.
Highest Point: 1327 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.19
(64 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Ridges/passes
  • Fall foliage
The Leovy Trail, a testament to community land conservation, is a moderate ascent through second-growth Cascade rainforest to the summit of Heybrook Ridge. At the top, take in stunning views of Mount Index, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Skykomish Valley.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2240 ft.
Highest Point: 5026 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.49
(74 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Hike a re-built trail adjacent to the Wild Sky Wilderness. The Beckler Peak trail opened in September of 2011, and with it, the Jennifer Dunn trailhead. The trail takes you through an old-growth forest to summit views of Glacier Peak, Baring, Index, the Monte Cristo Range, and Evergreen Mountain. It's easy to get to and provides great rewards for your effort. The trail has a gentle grade, it is well built, and suitable for kids. Be sure to take water with you, because there is no reliable water along the trail.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
18.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3400 ft.
Highest Point: 5000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.23
(26 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
The Necklace Valley makes a wonderful 2-3 night backpack trip for hearty hikers, and rewards with cool alpine lakes to swim and fish in, or just camp beside. Or take a day trip along the East Fork Foss River admire the amazing second-growth tree canopy.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1580 ft.
Highest Point: 5171 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.64
(11 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
This is a large lake hidden just south of Tonga Ridge in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Reached by a brushy, boot-beaten fisherman's path, it is less visited than many lakes in the area, but the route is marked on the map, and if you are willing to put up with a bit of inconvenience, this makes a nice day hike or overnight.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 4650 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(10 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
This hike has deep forest, pretty mountain lakes, fall color, and plenty of good trail to walk on without watching your feet all the time.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2035 ft.
Highest Point: 2930 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.57
(46 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
For those searching for alpine vistas with fewer visitors than on the most popular trails of the I-90 corridor, Greider Lakes is just right. This trailhead is located in the Sultan Basin Watershed.