Summerland Hike to Panhandle Gap Photo

Summerland Trail to Panhandle Gap Hike | Mount Rainer National Park

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In Mount Rainier National Park, hiking the Summerland Trail to Panhandle Gap is on the longer and more difficult side, but it has a little bit of everything…old growth forests, fields of wildflowers, views of Mount Rainier, the chance to spot wildlife, high alpine views, and panoramic views out to Mount Adams. I wouldn’t classify the Summerland Trail as off-the-beaten-path …

North Cascades National Park Guide

9 Best Things to do in North Cascades National Park

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Wild, rugged, remote…North Cascades National Park is highly underrated park, especially for hikers and backpackers. The scenic drives and overlooks give you a glimpse of the beauty of this place, but to truly discover the majesty of the North Cascades, you’ll have to hit the hiking trails. Here are the 9 best things to do in North Cascades National Park. …

Hike Mt Angeles in Olympic NP

Hiking the Klahhane Ridge Trail to Mount Angeles, Olympic NP

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The hike from Hurricane Ridge to Mount Angeles is a spectacular day hike in Olympic National Park. Along the Klahhane Ridge Trail you have panoramic views over this side of Olympic National Park. To get up onto Mount Angeles, it’s a tough hike that ends with some tricky rock scrambling, but you are rewarded for your efforts. On a clear …

North Cascades Hiking List

12 Great Hikes in North Cascades National Park

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North Cascades National Park is not a place that easily reveals itself. Sure, the drive along Highway 20 is lovely. And the viewpoints over the lakes and mountain passes are gorgeous. But, to really see this park, you are going to have to invest some time on the hiking trails. If you only saw the North Cascades from the viewpoints …

Skyline Trail Loop Hike

Skyline Trail Loop & Panorama Point, Mt. Rainier National Park

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For jaw-dropping views of Mt. Rainier National Park, it’s hard to beat the Skyline Trail Loop. The entire hike is a beauty. Starting in Paradise, you will hike past lovely Myrtle Falls, through pine forests, and then ascend the slopes to the base of Mt. Rainier. From Panorama Point, enjoy spectacular views over the park, and on a clear day …

Best Hike in North Cascades

Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm Hike: North Cascades National Park

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For outstanding views of the North Cascades, put the Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm hike on your list. Often labeled as the best day hike in North Cascades National Park, the Sahale Arm hike is gorgeous every step of the way. You’ll hike through evergreen forests, through fields of heather and wildflowers, past marmots, mountain goats, and maybe even bear. …

Enchantments Hike

The Enchantments Thru Hike: The Complete Guide

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The Enchantments is a slice of hiking paradise. Located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington state, this is a wonderland of alpine lakes, jagged mountains, and waterfalls. The only way to visit the Enchantments is by hiking and it is no easy task. There are two trailheads and from both of these starting points it is a long, difficult, …

How to Hike the Enchantments

How to Hike the Enchantments in One Day: A Step-By-Step Trail Guide

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If you are a hiker, the Enchantments is a destination that belongs at the top of your list. Turquoise, emerald, and aquamarine alpine lakes are scattered through the jagged, snow-capped mountain peaks. Wildflowers bloom along the edges of the trail, mountain goats graze on the grasses, and the larches turn brilliantly yellow in the fall months. On this hike, the …

Tolmie Peak View

Tolmie Peak Lookout Hike | Mt. Rainier National Park

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This fun hike takes you through dense forests and past several alpine lakes before delivering you to the Tolmie Peak Lookout, for a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier. This hike is located in the northwest corner of Mt. Rainier National Park, and due to its more remote location, gets less visitors than many other places in the park. You’ll love …

Mt Storm King Hike Olympic

Hiking Mt. Storm King in Olympic National Park

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The hike to Mt. Storm King is a short but grueling hike in Olympic National Park. From the peak, you get a spectacular view of Lake Crescent. On this hike, it is a steep, relentless climb up to Mt. Storm King. Just before reaching the summit, where the trail somehow gets even steeper, you’ll pull yourself up using a series …