August Hike of the Month: Merritt Lake

Escape the crowds with this Central Cascades hike

Merritt Lake

Hilary Meyerson

July Hike of the Month: Denny Creek and Melakwa Lakes

This hike takes you from a beginner hiker to alpine expert

It’s the peak of summer—all those spring and early summer hikes prepared you for the main season of hiking. This…

Hilary Meyerson

June Hike of the Month: Talapus and Olallie Lakes

If you’re a hiking newbie, this trail is for you

Stop one: Talapus Lake

Hilary Meyerson

A Guide to Washington’s Best Waterfall Hikes Gets an Update

A Q&A with Seattle local author of 'Hiking Waterfalls Washington: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall Hikes'

Otter Falls in the Central Cascades off I-90

Lauren Alexander

Explore Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness With New Guide

A new book offers a comprehensive guide to hiking in the popular region

With more than 600 miles of trails and more than 700 lakes and ponds, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is an…

Hilary Meyerson

May Hike of the Month: Watch the Sunrise at Rattlesnake Ledge

This classic Seattle-area hike is perfect for an early riser

There are so many classic Seattle-area hikes, but few are as popular as Rattlesnake Ledge. In fact, it can be…

Hilary Meyerson

King County’s Trailhead Direct Is Back

After a successful season in 2018, the bus service returns with access to more trails

Attention, Seattle-area hikers: Trailhead Direct, a King County public shuttle service that takes nature lovers to some of the most…

Chris Robinson & Daria Kroupoderova

April Hike of the Month: Dirty Harry’s Balcony

This short two mile hike up to Dirty Harry's Balcony is well worth the views

Dirty Harry’s Peak is named after a logger of questionable repute—his logging in the North Bend area earned him the…

Hilary Meyerson

March Hike of the Month: Heybrook Lookout

It’s a short gorgeous hike, but it’s all about the views

This one REQUIRES a clear day. It’s a short gorgeous hike, but it’s all about the views. You’d be hard…

Hilary Meyerson

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