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Results List

119 Hikes

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
28.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.44
(9 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
Accessible from Highway 2, I-90, or the iconic Pacific Crest Trail, Deception Pass is a gateway to alpine lakes, stunning mountain views or, if you're a thru-hiker, Mexico or Canada.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.76
(17 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls
The short half-mile interpretive trail along Deception Falls is a great stop for a quick stretch of the legs as you drive over Stevens Pass. The highlight is the tumbling, multi-tiered waterfall and its distinctive 90 degree turn the creek makes at a stop along the way.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 550 ft.
Highest Point: 3500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.86
(7 votes)
  • Lakes
The short route to Crater Lake was originally constructed by miners and fishermen, and is NOT a well-maintained trail. However, the tread is well defined and generally easy to follow.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 5853 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
A scramble up a peak near Stevens Pass. Climbing experience and avy equipment required.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 5280 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
  • Summits
A scramble to a peak off Highway 2 overlooking Money Creek. Routefinding and climbing experience required.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
13.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2140 ft.
Highest Point: 3700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
Boulder Lake has been rendered inaccessible by a trail washout just past the junction with the Greider Lakes Trail.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Highest Point: 5858 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
A hike up to the highest point on the Stevens Pass Ski Area.
 
 

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
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

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2240 ft.
Highest Point: 5026 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(72 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

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 3000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.88
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
Follow a gentle path along the eastern portion of the Iron Goat Trail near Stevens Pass, once the original path of the Great Northern Railway. Visit the townsite of Wellington (later named Tye) known for the first Cascade Tunnel and as the site of one of the worst natural disasters in US history.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.67
(3 votes)
  • Summits
A hike/scramble up Mt. Howard from the Snowy Creek Trailhead.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Culmback Dam and Spada Lake provide lovely retreat off Highway 2, just east of Sultan and up the Sultan Basin Road. Spada Lake is a source of drinking water, so in-water activities are prohibited, but there are hiking trails that circle the lake and nearby just waiting for your exploration.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
2.0 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
This City of Sultan park is tucked away on the edge of town and provides the perfect short escape into the trees and along the Sultan River.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 18 ft.
Highest Point: 86 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(2 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
An oxbow lake near the Snoqualmie River provides bird habitat and a little bit of wandering.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1544 ft.
Highest Point: 1844 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.52
(21 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

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 4800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
Hike along a babbling creek up to Trout Lake in the Alpine Lakes wilderness.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
1.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 4400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
  • Waterfalls
Hike a steep trail to some high alpine lakes south of Highway 2.
 
 

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
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

 
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(3 votes)
A nontechnical climb with good views of Merchant, Gunn, and Baring.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
11.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 5800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.83
(6 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfalls
  • Lakes
  • Ridges/passes
Hike the Tunnel Creek Trail to a junction with the PCT that leads to Trap Pass, a small gap on the ridge of Thunder Mountain.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.57
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
This beautiful trail makes for an excellent overnight or longer day hike.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 5495 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.64
(33 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

 
14.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 6500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(12 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
Thunder Mountain Lakes are found in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The area is increasing in popularity, and the lakes are set in a highly sensitive area, so it is important to practice Leave No Trace principles should you decide to visit.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 5100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Ridges/passes
The route up Tonga Ridge is not clearly marked for winter travel. Visitors to this area should have a route planned, a map, snow travel and avalanche travel skills.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(6 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Waterfalls
  • Wildlife
  • Lakes
Heading to Surprise Lake in the winter can be rewarding, but be sure you know your avalanche warning signs before heading up.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
This trail provides access for kayakers to the Sultan River at the gorge below the dam.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
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0.00
(0 votes)
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
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Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
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Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
Rating:
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0.00
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