Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington Guide Book

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs Western Washington  by Dan A. Nelson

304pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1594852677

Western Washington offers amazing trails to explore with your canine companion—and veteran hiker and dog lover Dan Nelson has identified the ones most likely to satisfy dog owners and dogs alike. You’ll discover the verdant oldgrowth forests of the Olympics and the majestic peaks of the Cascades. From foothills to summits, this guide arms you with all the info you need to hit the trails!

© 2010 Dan A Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 85.
... Preview: Dogs love lakes. People love lakes. Dogs love meadows and fields of grass. People love meadows and fields of huckleberries! This trail fills all those needs. The route follows the Pacific Crest Trai ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Chinook Pass, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Following the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) south from the broad fields of Government Meadows, this route offers a chance to explore one of the most solitary sections of the PCT in the South Cascades. I ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Lester, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Mount Stuart dominates the eastern half of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, towering so high above its surrounding peaks that it can be seen from trails throughout the region. Bean Creek is one of those t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Roslyn, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: What do you think you’d find on a trail bearing this name? Bears? Possibly, as the bruins prowl all these forests, and the long huckleberry fields are a big draw for black bears. Creeks? A few small o ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
White Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: It seems impossible: Finding quiet solitude on a backcountry trail leading through ancient cathedral forests and past magnificent waterfalls less than a hour from Seattle. Yet the Taylor River Trail ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Snoqualmie Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Indian Heaven Wilderness is a wonderland of sparkling lakes, jagged peaks, open forests, and, most notably, sprawling meadows filled with flowers and an array of wildlife. A pair of loops around Bird ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Carson, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The William O. Douglas Wilderness is a haven for dog hiking, but it is best visited late in the summer and fall. The endless ponds, puddles, and lakes offer the reason why: bugs. This route crosses th ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Spiral Butte, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The granite spires of the Washington Pass area—Early Winters, Liberty Bell, Silver Star Mountain, Cutthroat Peak, Whistler Mountain—are world famous, and they are all visible from this short trail. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Like many of the trails in the lower reaches of the Cascades, the Boulder River Trail begins in dense second-growth forests that sprang up (unaided) after the area was logged decades ago. But unlike m ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Arlington, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The trail leads through steep, flower-filled alpine meadows, over narrow ridge spines, and under shady forest canopies. Views sweep over the dry pine valleys of the eastern Cascades, the glacier-cover ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Chinook Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Doggy paradise, this trail is. Meadows, rivers, and lakes. Smooth trails, gentle climbs, and a lot of grassy pastures in which to roll and romp. Oh, you humans will like it, too. The route offers a ta ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Snoqualmie Pass, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Don’t let the dog roam too far ahead on this trail—he could run all the way to Mexico without leaving the path. That’s right, Mexico. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) runs 2600 miles from Canada to Mexic ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Scenic, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The trail can be hiked from the north or the south, though hiking from south to north is recommended because it provides more views of the mountains of the North Cascades. For the southern trailhead ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Chelan, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: What the trail namers call weeds, most of us call wildflowers. The meadows visited by this trail are home to some of the finest blooming flowers in the country, and the views beyond aren’t too bad eit ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Packwood, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Starting near sea level (trailhead elevation is a mere 230 feet), the Colonel Bob Trail climbs endlessly through deep old-growth forests, small forest clearings, and alpine meadows to provide stunning ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Quinault, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Want to give your dog something to howl about? How about a trail that leads to an assortment of lakes while following a pretty valley through open pine forests and rolling alpine meadows? Any dog that ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Carlton, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: You’ll share the first couple miles of this route with hikers heading up the long Entiat Valley, those climbing to Larch Lakes, and even a few motorcycles at times. But you’ll leave them all behind as ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Lucerne, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: The names given to this area’s prominent features come not from a murderous history, but from the local fish that feature the bright red gill covers, cutthroat trout. Cutthroat Lake, at the head of ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Your dog will appreciate the dry pine forests for the assortment of scents that waft through the woods. You will appreciate the picturesque nature of the larch-studded alpine meadows that await you al ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A pair of sparkling alpine tarns, surrounded by bright granite and rich huckleberries, await you on this route. But for those with the energy and desire, the picturesque lakes are just the beginning o ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington"
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2