Day Hiking South Cascades  by Dan A. Nelson

Day Hiking: South Cascades Guide Book

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)
Day Hiking South Cascades  by Dan A. Nelson
Day Hiking: South Cascades includes the White Pass area, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Mount Adams, the Columbia Gorge, the Goat Rocks Wilderness, and the Yakama Indian Reservation. Includes: 125 trails, each rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars; difficulty ratings and detailed route descriptions; nearby camping options and how to extend your hike; easy-to-use topographic maps and elevation profiles; quick-reference icons for kids, dogs, local history, and more; info on flora and fauna, outdoor recreation, and trail advocacy; full-color photos and overview map; organized by major highways for easier planning; hikes-at-a-glance chart for choosing a route; and 1% of sales benefits Washington trails.

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Trails from the "Day Hiking: South Cascades" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 125.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 125.

Mount Adams towers over the South Cascades. The big strato-volcano rises out of a jumble of lava beds, which make cross-country travel difficult along the flanks of the big mountain. But those same la ...
Trout Lake, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
A mile-wide lahar scoured portions of the Muddy River valley, while other parts of the canyon offer you features created by eons of erosion from floods and long-forgotten mudflows. The trail takes y ...
Harmony Falls Landing, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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The primates that gave their name to two lava tubes found along this trail weren’t monkeys—they were members of a 1950s outdoor club who found and explored the tubes. They called themselves the Mount ...
Cougar, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
A rough road and short trail may deter you from making this hike, but remember the great views and solitude that await at the top. Badger Ridge Trail, steep in places and a bit primitive. It traverse ...
Siler, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.75
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Beacon Rock earned its name when Captains Lewis and Clark camped in its shadow on their way to the Pacific Ocean in 1805. The rock is an 848-foot basalt column that formed the core of an ancient volca ...
Skamania, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
After the first mile, you’ll climb relentlessly, for much of the way in dense forests with few or no views. But the payoff for this thigh-burning, lung-tearing workout: incredible vistas from atop one ...
Silver Beach, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
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Along this trail, interpretive signs offer information on the flora, fauna, and geography of the area, but you won’t need signs to figure out that this land is beautiful and wild. The wide, compacted ...
Northwoods, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
The Big Lava Bed is the home of an old lava flow—magma oozed out of fissures and cracks in the heart of the Lava Bed (as well as along the lower flanks of Mount Adams, in the southern Indian Heaven ar ...
Stabler, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
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Indian Heaven Wilderness is a wonderland of sparkling lakes, jagged peaks, open forests, and, most notably, expansive meadows filled with flowers and an array of wildlife. A pair of loops around Bird ...
Tire Junction, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
Hikers might feel like there’s no end in sight on the long, steep climb that characterizes the Bishop Ridge Trail. But really, the trail does level off. You just need to put in the miles! The trail ...
Cora, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is all about the raw destructive power of a big volcano, right? Wrong, as this trail proves. Here you find not destruction, but a celebration of life. ...
Harmony Falls Landing, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
Indian Heaven Wilderness abounds in forest lakes, expansive meadows, craggy peaks, and majestic wilderness. Native Americans took advantage of all those offerings, and this trail lets you do the same. ...
Tire Junction, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
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The May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens rebuilt this entire area. New lakes were formed, old hills and valleys disappeared. Forests were flattened and rivers were obliterated. An entire landsca ...
Harmony Falls Landing, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
After following the Pacific Crest Trail east for a mile, this trail turns north and climbs steeply for another mile to the top of lonesome Bunker Hill. This peak stands apart from other mountains in t ...
Stabler, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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This is an easy walk up to a picturesque fire lookout. Along the way, you’ll find huckleberries in abundance along the track, and views that get increasingly better as you climb the slight grade. Yo ...
Siler, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
Burnt Rock is an appropriate name for the black mound of basalt piled up near Sheep Lake. The rock is one of the many upthrusts of volcanic rock in this area of massive lava beds, and Sheep Lake is a ...
Randle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
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Butte Camp offers a great destination for those wanting an easy outing, or even a short overnight backpacking trip. The trail starts with grand vistas and runs through fields of wildflowers along the ...
Cougar, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Looping through a cathedral forest of massive western red cedars and Douglas-fir, this trail offers a lesson in forest ecology. There are countless examples of life springing from death. Huge logs lie ...
Northwoods, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Barrier-free trails are generally designed for folks with mobility concerns—people in wheelchairs or with walking limitations. This unique forest path serves those forest visitors admirably, but it do ...
Siler, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Paralleling the beautiful Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River, this trail is flat and smooth, making it a wonderful hiking adventure for families with small children or for those who simply want to enjoy ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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