Best Wildflower Hikes Washington  by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano

Best Wildflower Hikes Washington Guide Book

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington  by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano
Hiking all four corners of the state, from ocean beaches to alpine meadows and forests and the lowlands in between, experience the beauty if Washington's native wildflowers. They peak only once a year - this guide will tell you where and when you're most likely to find them. Includes: Trips ranging from short and easy day hikes to longer excursions; wildflower "portraits" listing distinguishing features and growth propagation habits; fascinating sidebars on wildflower habitat; all color photography and maps; and charts listing hikes by featured flowers, peak viewing times, and more.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes and Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Wildflower Hikes Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 50.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.

Forest flowers, meadow flowers watered by a trickle of a stream, and brave and daring flowers fighting for survival on a storm-swept ridge. Views of ridge after ridge topped by Goat Rocks, Rainier, an ...
Randle, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
Ancient Lakes are aptly named— they even feel old. As a matter of fact, they are very old leftover bodies of water from the glacial Lake Missoula floods that shaped the land ages ago. It is almost a s ...
George, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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This trail is best known for the “ice caves” that form at the base of Big Four Mountain. These are not true ice caves but rather accumulations of snow from avalanches that occur in the winter and spri ...
Silverton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Even in late summer Black Canyon is a lovely hike, despite the lack of blooming flowers, with tall grasses and black outcroppings of rock set against a deep blue sky. Find a breeze and watch the tal ...
Wenas, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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Spring in the Columbia Basin is short and intense. The air is sweet with the smell of sage and flowers are popping up everywhere. In May, the hills are still fresh and green and dotted with soft, colo ...
McDonald, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Most visitors come to Sunrise to see Mount Rainier, but many hikers know that the other attraction at Sunrise is the wildflower display that begins in mid-June and extends through the summer. Several ...
Sunrise, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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There are few hikes that equal this one: Where else can you hike through an alpine setting with close-up views of two major Cascade peaks? If you start the loop from Artist Point, you are facing Mount ...
Boundary, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 20
Hikers who weary of winter and hunger for flowers will appreciate early flower displays found along Chiwaukum Creek, east of Stevens Pass, in late spring. The flowers begin in late May and continue th ...
Leavenworth, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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A favorite of Harvey Manning. On a 2-hour walk up the Tenday Creek trail, he noted lupine, strawberry, Jacob’s ladder, groundsel, desert parsley, sunflower, yarrow, cinquefoil, clover, penstemon, cama ...
Silver Beach, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 19
Occupying the transition zones between the Cascades and Rockies, the steppe and interior highlands, the Kettles contain incredible biological diversity. A hike to the range’s highest summit, 7140-fo ...
Malo, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
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Bordering the Pasayten Wilderness to the west and British Columbia's Snowy Mountain Provincial Park to the north, the Loomis is within good company and it deserves your attention. This is a land of in ...
Chopaka, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Trails in the Columbia River Gorge are favorites of wildflower enthusiasts. The flowers begin from the trailhead in early April and continue all the way to the summit of Dog Mountain as summer progres ...
Carson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
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Spring is a capricious season for hikers from the west side of the Cascades. Hungry for warm days and flowers, they are often driven east by bad weather. It’s a good thing there are sweet gems like Du ...
George, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
A favorite spot for flower watchers who are aware of its variety of species is the varied terrain surrounding the 6477-foot Esmerelda Peaks. A dividend is its location in the eastside rainshadow, wher ...
Driftwood Acres, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
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There are several Green Mountains in the Northwest, but most hikers agree this one is greenest. The color is the first thing you may notice when you arrive at the trailhead. As for flowers, you will ...
Bedal, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
The nature trails and the Hoh River trail all depart from the Hoh River Ranger Station on a single trail. The trail immediately crosses a marshy creek and climbs to a split. Before you leave the creek ...
Fairholm, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
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This trail is an old forest service road that provided access to the Hurricane Hill lookout when it was in use. The paved trail is wide and easy to follow, staying level for the first 1.2 mile. It is ...
Mount Pleasant, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
For many years the Mason Lake trail had a reputation of being steep and mean. In addition, hikers had to negotiate a large boulder field before getting to the lake. Thanks to Ira Spring’s urging, the ...
Garcia, WA - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
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From the trailhead at Stevens Pass, Pacific Crest Trail 2000 switchbacks upward, at times skirting the edge of the ski runs. Despite the trail’s proximity to civilization, flowers are thriving and the ...
Berne, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
This is a popular bit of the Pacific Crest Trail 2000, climbing from forest to heather meadows, and in between rich flower fields on the steep side of Kendall Peak. The trail immediately enters cool f ...
Snoqualmie Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
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