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Results List

119 Hikes

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

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

 
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

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 4650 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 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

 
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

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
2.93
(14 votes)
  • Lakes
Lake Isabel is only accessible via bushwhack -- hikers can expect to ford a deep and swift-flowing river, and then endure a steep uphill bushwhack to the lake.
 
 

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

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A peak scramble off Highway 2. Routefinding experience, gear and expertise required.
 
 

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.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
This is a walk up an old mining/logging road that follows beautiful Trout Creek up to the old Sundown Mine.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
WTA does not recommend winter use on the Iron Goat Trail due to avalanche danger and lack of parking. The Iron Goat Scenic Interpretive Site is also closed in winter.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 2600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
  • Mountain views
  • Fall foliage
  • Ridges/passes
A brushy hike up an abandoned logging road to Jumpoff Ridge.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.08
(12 votes)
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

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 4700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Lakes
Take a short hike up to these lakes in the Stevens Pass Ski Area.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 4700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.20
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Not traveled by the masses, the Meadow Creek trail provides plenty of solitude as you gently climb through old burn and old growth to heather slopes, blueberry patches, and snow-fed lakes near the Cascade Crest.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1580 ft.
Highest Point: 5171 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(10 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: 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
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

 
12.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 2150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Rivers
This snowshoe route starts off with a roadwalk, then carries on through the East Fork Foss River Valley on the Necklace Valley Trail.