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119 Hikes

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 4900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.38
(42 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
From towering old-growth giants to placid lakes with craggy mountain views, this hike has everything you want in a trail. Put this one on your list of places to explore along Highway 2.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 3150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.91
(22 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
Everything that makes a river hike fun is here, cool bridges, waterfalls, big trees, lots of dripping moss, and mushrooms.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
13.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.50
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Rivers
  • Ridges/passes
  • Waterfalls
Enjoy a peaceful river walk followed by nicely graded switchbacks on the way to Bald Eagle Mountain. Views of Monte Cristo and surrounds will be the reward for your efforts.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 3800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.82
(39 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes

Washout: The Miller River Road is washed out 4 miles from the trailhead

Day-hikers and backpackers alike visit Lake Dorothy, a very large and beautiful lake less than two miles from the trailhead. Once there, they either rest and play for the day, or continue on to Bear and Deer Lakes, a pair of very pretty smaller lakes deeper in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The very ambitious press on to remote Snoqualmie Lake. Lake Dorothy can be crowded on summer weekends, but the other lakes see fewer visitors.
 
 
 
8.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.63
(19 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
The Greg Ball Trail is a trail envisioned by and honoring one of the greatest trail advocates this state has ever had. Ball was a former board member and director of the WTA. In 1993 he launched the organization’s volunteer trail maintenance program which has since grown into the largest state-based program of its kind. He designed this trail to Wallace Lake and it was finished in his memory by volunteers from WTA and through support from the Spring Trail Trust.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2658 ft.
Highest Point: 5464 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(9 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

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 5100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.28
(18 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes
Dramatic mounds of snow, a frozen lake and sweeping views into the Alpine Lakes and Glacier Peak Wildernesses await snowshoers at Skyline Lake. Easily accessed from the Stevens Pass ski area, this steep and rewarding ridge walk is a classic on a sunny day.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
11.66 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 5326 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Summits
A summit scramble in the Central Cascades. Gear and expertise required.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(3 votes)
At one point this may have been a viable recreation option but the land managers have confirmed there is no public access to this trail or this lake at this time. This route leads through private property and the lake itself is off-limits to the public.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Gain: 4295 ft.
Highest Point: 6218 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 3472 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.67
(3 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Rivers
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Waterfalls
Start off with a bit of railroad history, then follow a trail into the Wild Sky Wilderness. Parallel Martin Creek on a bench above the waterway, winding upward through the forest to meet Kelley Creek and the old Kelley Creek trail. WTA helped construct the connector, designed to increase the connectivity of the trail system of the Iron Goat.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 5576 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Summits
A scramble that requires climbing gear and route-finding experience.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
7.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3500 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
Phelps Creek Trail offers relatively easy access to the remote Glacier Peak Wilderness, particularly Spider Meadows and the larch-ridden Carne Mountain.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
There is no public access to Olney Falls. Please refrain from visiting this area.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
0.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.83
(6 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
A short, non-crowded hike to a great waterfall and historic mines.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 2200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
In winter, and, as with all showshoeing, the right gear, it is possible to snowshoe the Miller River Road to the Dorothy Lake Trailhead.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
16.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3375 ft.
Highest Point: 5225 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.83
(6 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
A rambling trail that provides easy access from the Beckler River Road near Skykomish to the Pacific Crest Trail and Henry M. Jackson Wilderness through the Meadow Creek Valley to sweet little Pear Lake for an overnight.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
0.75 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 69 ft.
Highest Point: 2890 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
This is a short, mostly level trail around a small tranquil lake that has the potential to be a great family hike. However, in its current condition it is best for adventurous adults and older kids.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
0.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 14 ft.
Highest Point: 1450 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
  • Waterfalls
If you’re in need of a quick leg stretch while traveling over the pass, the trail to Alpine Falls may be just the place. The trail is very short and features a powerful waterfall where the Tye River flows over giant granite boulders.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 2715 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A hike to a summit just outside of Goldbar - the trail is very faded, so be prepared for bushwacking to a summit. Route finding experience strongly recommended.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Summit above Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls. No trail. Gear and expertise required.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
12.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 1840 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
Not so scenic but plenty peaceful, Jay Lake is one of a small handful of backcountry camping areas in a state park. Just be sure to get a permit before you head out!
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 1700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(12 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls
If you don’t mind descending first, then ascending later, the Sultan River Canyon trail is a nice alternative for the shoulder season when snow is still too deep in the mountains. Drop to the sparkling Sultan River, then climb back up on nicely graded switchbacks in the shade.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 6347 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Gain: 5051 ft.
Highest Point: 4206 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Summits
Summit scramble in the Central Cascades off of Highway 2. Gear and expertise required.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 5433 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Troublesome Mountain is a modest peak scramble that can be reached via the Index-Galena Road.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A summit in the Central Cascades that requires technical experience, gear, and route-finding abilities. There are three ways to access Mount Index.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Summits
A scramble to a summit off of Highway 2. Route-finding experience and climbing equipment required. Class 3 climbing.
 
 

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

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
WTA does not recommend attempting this route, as it requires hiking through an active ski resort and in areas that may have high avalanche danger.