Roads to Trails Northwest Washington Guide Book

by Washington Trails Association (The Mountaineers Books)
Roads to Trails Northwest Washington  by Washington Trails Association

192pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0898868750

The first book of its kind, Roads to Trails: Northwest Washington was put together by a team of dedicated hikers wanting to utilize decommissioned forest service roads as new hiking trails. These trails take the seasoned hiker off the beaten path and offer an unsurpassed wilderness experience. The criteria used to select the hikes for this book reflect the individual hiker's particular biases toward what makes a great hike-spectacular views, alpine meadows, verdant forests, mountain lakes and streams, wildlife, and solitude. There's something for everyone in this book. Find detailed trail descriptions, including mileage, elevations, maps needed, driving directions, and tips for trail maintenance and bushwhacking.

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Trails from the "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 62.
... Preview: The CCC Road starts just around the corner from the busy Mount Si trail, climbs above the South Fork Snoqualmie valley, and turns north into the Middle Fork Snoqualmie valley. I first heard about it ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: It was the first clear day in several weeks, and it came on a weekend. The hike to Monte Cristo is popular, so, to avoid the mob, we reached Barlow Pass at 8:00 A.M. and still counted ten cars that ha ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Granite Falls, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: There was a lot of variety along this road/trail, because it is so steep and passes through different vegetation zones. It’s rocky like an old-fashioned road bed in the lower parts; there are some dry ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Here’s a quick hike to a splendid viewpoint, little visited and close to town. The distance to the viewpoint is about 1.75 mile, the elevation gain just a bit under 1000 feet. Bring your own water. From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sultan, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: On many hiking trails, the experience along the trail is incidental to getting to the destination—a view, a waterfall, a lake, a campsite. On the Kromona Mine Road, the experience on the trail is the ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sultan, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The first 1.5 miles of the ungated Olney Creek Road are 4-x-4 drivable, although the family car would quickly be swallowed in road-spanning puddles. It’s pleasant walking in country that feels more li ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sultan, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: Take this hike to a panoramic viewpoint overlooking Spada Reservoir and you may find yourself afterward counting trenches in your sleep. I counted seventy-five on my way up—seventy-five energy-wasting ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sultan, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Originally, the Williamson Creek mining road crossed the Sultan River on a concrete bridge and followed the creek for 4.5 miles, to the backside of Big Four Mountain and Marble Pass. When Spada Reserv ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Monroe, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: What a difference a gate can make! My first experience with the Granite Creek Road was in a car. We did not stay long. It was a noisy place, with jeeps, fat-tired trucks, motorcycles, off-road vehicle ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Green Mountain is a hidden gem located between Mount Teneriffe and Bessemer Mountain. With wild roads that can be converted to trails and wilder open areas that can be made into trails, this is one of ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Only one of the three state historic wagon and railroad trails are preserved for hikers. The old Milwaukee Railroad over Snoqualmie Pass is, in reality, a gated road. The old Naches Wagon Trail is ove ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Skykomish, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: The Iron Horse Trail ain’t what it was cracked up to be when first proposed. True, freight trains no longer disquiet the mountainside forest serenity; instead, deported to the freeway in the valley be ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: Like two great sentinels, Mount Si and Mount Washington stand guard over the North Bend entrance to the Cascades. Thanks to an excellent trail, Mount Si is a well-known hikers’ destination, with a mas ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This should be the most famous road-to-trail in the country. Unfortunately, the wagon tracks have been ground away by thousands of off-road vehicles. In 1853, the first train of thirty-six wagons cros ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A report by Deborah Cooke, another volunteer, claimed that this is an undiscovered gem of an area, despite extensive logging. Because it’s on the edge of wilderness, and much of it is overgrown and in ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Marblemount, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The end of this road is the perfect spot to stand and face the mountain. The main road leads to the popular Watson Lake Trail, but this sideroad is a well-ignored jewel. In addition to The Mountain, y ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sedro Woolley, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Mount Baker dominates this area but is in stiff competition with a stunning view of Mount Shuksan, a panorama of the mountains northeast of Baker, and a straight shot up the Baker River Valley. This i ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sedro Woolley, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This moderately graded hike offers an excellent close-up look at Loomis Mountain, as well as more distant views of Dock Butte and faraway Baker Lake. It also offers consistently deep trenches to run d ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sedro Woolley, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: In 1966, the Marble Creek road ended in a very impressive view looking straight up into the cirque of Marble Creek and the small glaciers between 8386-foot Tepeh Towers and 8868-foot Eldorado Peak. Wh ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Marblemount, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: It would be hard to beat the views of the glaciers on Eldorado seen from the access road as it climbs 2200 feet from the Cascade River to the end of the drivable road at 3200 feet. However, walking th ... From the guidebook "Roads to Trails Northwest Washington"
Sibley, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5

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