Washington

Little Si – North Bend, WA

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Little Si is the hike I typically use as a starter for the season, since it’s a moderate grade, not too rough, and makes me realize I’ve eaten far too much Taco Bell in the offseason. It’s not nearly as interesting (or hard) as Big Si, and the views are fairly lackluster in comparison, but it’s still a decent hike if ...

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Cherry Creek Falls – Duvall, WA

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Cherry Creek Falls is a very easy an beautiful hike. It can be somewhat difficult to find if you don’t have directions, since the trail isn’t marked. You’ll want to have them loaded on a phone, or printed out, or you’ll more than likely get lost or end up on a trail to somewhere other than the falls. Personally our ...

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Wallace Falls – Gold Bar, WA

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We hiked out to Wallace Falls on a ridiculously hot day, and even though we left early in the morning I was still sweating profusely after about 15 minutes. I had to stop several times to either dunk my head in water, or just to cool down since my bandana was soaked in sweat that was then running into my ...

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Barclay Lake – Baring, WA

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After last week’s 10 mile hike, a 5 mile out and back to Barclay Lake seemed like nothing. Although the WTA site claims there’s only a 225 foot elevation gain, it seemed like a lot more since there were a lot of ups and downs on the path out to the lake. The scenery on the way out was amazing, as were the mountains ...

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Otter Falls – North Bend, WA

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After spending the past several months nurturing a Taco Bell baby in my belly, it’s finally time to shed my pear shaped physique and start hiking again. Being the brilliant man that I am, I determined that a 10 mile hike out to Otter Falls was the way to go right out of the gates. Unfortunately my body has been telling me that ...

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Twin Falls Hike – North Bend, WA

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Twin Falls was one of the easier trails in the area that I wanted to check out, yet dreaded doing at the same time. On a nice day, or basically any weekend, this place turns into the Walmart of hikes. Yet, if you’re willing to wade through hundreds of annoying children running circles around their grandparents, or desire to witness ...

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Lake Twenty Two Hike – Robe, WA

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The Lake Twenty Two hike is essentially the Heather Lake hike on crack. There was a lot more to see scenery wise, the trail was better maintained, and it was definitely a far better workout without your lungs imploding. The end result, as you can see from the pictures, is nearly identical to the Heather Lake hike, but the trail ...

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Iron Goat Trail Hike – Skykomish, WA

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Nearly all 700ft of elevation gain is right at the beginning, which kinda sucked butt. After that the trail levels off and it’s essentially a walk through history. The train tunnels were creepy as shit, and I’m pretty sure they’re a hobo hideout. The snow sheds were amazing to see up close and there are historic photos along the trail ...

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Teneriffe Falls (Kamikaze Falls) Hike – North Bend, WA

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Most of this hike was fairly easy until you reach a long stretch of switchbacks that scale up a rocky part of the mountain. This is where you gain a lot of your elevation, and feel like you’re part of The Fellowship in Lord of the Rings. The views on this hike were amazing, as was the waterfall. The only shit part ...

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Heather Lake Hike – Darrington, WA

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I wish I would have had the idea to post my hikes on here at the time I was actually hiking them, since the details will be sorely lacking nearly a year later. Plus by this time I’ve mostly forgotten about all the embarrassing details of falling in lakes or down mountains. Too bad for you, right? Heather Lake was ...

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