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HikeMilesVerticalTimeRating
Mt. Rainier National Park
Paradise Skyline Loop
5.5
1715
4:10
8
Van Trump Park
9.0
3360
6:25
8
Olympic National Park
Cape Alava
6.2
730
3:30
8
Hoh Rain Forest
35.0
4900
22:51
8
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Multnomah Falls
6.0
1630
4:20
8
Triple Falls
5.3
900
3:33
8
Crater Lake National Park
Garfield Peak
[Crater Lake National Park]
3.4
1080
2:13
9
Short to moderate hike to awesome views of Crater Lake.
Crater Peak
[Crater Lake National Park]
6.9
1270
4:22
7
Moderate hike to the top of a peak near Crater Lake, with nice views, but not of the lake itself.
The Pinnacles
[Crater Lake National Park]
0.8
40
0:26
6
Very short flat trail next to the Pinnacles formations.
Plaikni Falls
[Crater Lake National Park]
2.2
190
1:07
6
Short easy hike to a pretty waterfall.
Williamette National Forest
Matthieu Lakes
[Williamette National Forest, Oregon]
8.3
1050
5:40
8
Moderate hike through lava fields to two lakes.
Sahalie and Koosah Falls
[Williamette National Forest, Oregon]
1.2
160
0:48
8
Short out and back to visit two gushing waterfalls.
Tamolitch Pool
[Williamette National Forest, Oregon]
4.5
390
2:51
8
Short to moderate hike through pretty forest to an amazingly blue pool.
Proxy Falls
[Williamette National Forest, Oregon]
1.7
180
0:53
6
Short loop hike to two tall waterfalls.
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Rainbow Loop Trail
7.2
1130
5:27
7
Great views of Lake Chelan and Buckner's Orchard.
Imus Creek Nature Trail
0.8
150
0:35
5
A short walk above Stehekin Lodge, with a few nice views of Lake Chelan below.
Vancouver Island
East Sooke Regional Park
3.7
510
3:30
7
A great hike along the coast, with tide pools to explore and coastal forests to admire.
Mystic Beach
[Juan de Fuca Marine Trail]
2.5
540
2:57
7
A nice short hike through a temperate rainforest to a large beach, alcoves, and waterfall.
North Cascades National Park
Newhalem Campground Hike
[Ross Lake National Recreation Area]
1.4
50
1:45
7
A short after-dinner walk through a pretty forest to a gravel bar by the Skagit River.
Pyramid Lake
[Ross Lake National Recreation Area]
4.2
1560
5:10
7
A steady climb up through three different types of forest, including a nice forested stream crossing, to a little bowl of a lake at the top.
Ladder Creek Falls
[Ross Lake National Recreation Area]
0.4
130
0:43
6
A short little tourist jaunt behind a large power house to some nice cascades and falls.
Rainy Lake
[Okanogan National Forest]
2.0
90
2:02
6
A paved trail past a couple waterfalls to a pretty alpine lake backed by snow-capped mountains.
Thunder Creek
[Ross Lake National Recreation Area]
3.0
200
2:50
6
A mostly level walk through the forest next to Thunder Creek.
Trail Of The Cedars
[Ross Lake National Recreation Area]
0.3
40
0:36
6
A short interpretive trail through the forest next to the Skagit River with lots of interpretive signs.
Gorge Overlook
[Ross Lake National Recreation Area]
0.5
40
0:25
4
A tourist walk to an overlook of the gorge dam.
San Juan Islands
Mount Finlayson
[San Juan Island National Historical Park]
3.3
520
3:24
7
A short loop hike with great views from a highpoint of San Juan Island, along with beach access and two lagoons.
Mountain Lake
[Moran State Park]
3.9
480
3:41
7
Circumnavigation of a quiet lake in Moran State Park, through a nice forest.
Twin Lakes
[Moran State Park]
3.0
1370
4:33
5
A steep descent down to two little unspectacular lakes, and a long hike back up to great views from the top of Mount Constitution at the trailhead.
Other
Oregon Trip
[trip report]
A week long trip to Oregon, visiting Crater Lake National Park and the Williamette National Forest.
Seattle 2010 Trip
[trip report]
A 13-day trip to the San Juan Islands and North Cascades National Park, both just a couple hours from Seattle, including hikes in Moran State Park on Orcas Island, a hike on San Juan Island, and several short hikes in North Cascades National Park.
Lake Chelan/Vancouver Island Trip
[trip report]
Nearly two weeks visiting the Lake Chelan area (3 hours east of Seattle) and Vancouver Island.
Portland Trip
[trip report]
Seattle/Olympic/Rainier Trip Report
[trip report]



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