Hiking Washingtonand39;s William O Douglas Wilderness  by Fred Barstad

Hiking Washington's William O. Douglas Wilderness Guide Book

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Washingtonand39;s William O Douglas Wilderness  by Fred Barstad
Hiking Washington's William O. Douglas Wilderness leads you on 44 hikes in this rugged, beautiful, and lightly used area in northwestern Washington. Local hiker Fred Barstad provides inside information on hikes ranging from nature trails to multi-day backpacking treks into the heart of the Southern Cascade Mountains, all of which are easily accessible from Seattle and Portland.

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Trails from the "Hiking Washington's William O. Douglas Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 44.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 44.

From an internal start, hike the eastern end of American Ridge from its junction with Goat Creek Trail, over Goat Peak and down to the American Ridge Trailhead on Forest Road 1800. This is a great ear ...
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
Hike through the east-side transition-zone forest to the upper entrance of Boulder Cave. Then descend through a short but very interesting cavern to its mouth. From the trailhead the route climbs gen ...
Cliffdell, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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Hike the relatively easy section of the Mount Aix Trail from East Mount Aix Trailhead, passing Buck Lake, to a campsite on Dog Creek. Along the trailside, ponderosa pine and grand fir are the predomin ...
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
Hike along the shore of Bumping Lake, watching for elk and possibly stopping to fish as you go. The trail first descends a short distance, then turns right to head southwest along the lakeshore. The ...
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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Take this very short hike to the site of what was once a booming mining community. Then spend a little time imagining what it looked like in its heyday, more than half a century ago.
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
Hike a lightly used trail from an out-of-the-way trailhead, over the crest of the Cascade Range to a junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Roosevelt elk are common along this trail; i ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
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Hike from Chinook Pass along the backbone of the Cascade Range to gorgeous Cougar Lake, passing Dewey and American Lakes as you go. Early in the season western pasqueflowers (Anemone occidentalis) bl ...
Sunrise, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.2
Hike into the lush southwestern portion of the William O. Douglas Wilderness, climbing to the plateau and passing Penoyer Lake before reaching the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Penoyer Lake, at ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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Hike through pristine old-growth forest to Cramer Lake. From there explore the lake-studded plateau that makes up much of the southern part of the William O. Douglas Wilderness. You will cross a small ...
Silver Beach, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.6
Dark Meadow Trail is an easy hike through old-growth forest just north of White Pass. The route crosses a small stream, which may be dry by late summer. A few western red cedars grow close to the stre ...
Silver Beach, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Hike the somewhat challenging trails, mostly through old-growth forest, from deep in the American River Canyon to picturesque Dewey Lakes. Bunchberries and vanilla leaf line this part of the trail, as ...
Cougar Valley, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 17.8
Hike through the old-growth forest along the Bumping River, passing large meadows that often host elk as you go. Then climb gently to Fish Lake near the crest of the Cascades.
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.4
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Climb a challenging trail to the summit of 6, 473-foot-high Goat Peak, on top of American Ridge, where you can sit at the site of a long-abandoned lookout and take in the view, which includes most of ...
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
Hike from the bottom of the Bumping River Canyon to the alpine summit of Goat Peak, where you get a panoramic view of Mount Rainier and much of the Norse Peak and William O. Douglas Wilderness Areas. ...
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4
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Hike from the trailhead next to the Bumping River to the top of American Ridge. The route then makes a left turn to begin its climb up American Ridge, through the tall pine, fir, tamarack, and hemlock ...
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
Hike completely across the southern part of the William O. Douglas Wilderness on a generally well-maintained route. Heading northwest from the trailhead, the Indian Creek Trail passes through a sem ...
Silver Beach, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
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Hike along an alpine ridgeline, passing over or close to several peaks, taking in some of the best views in the William O. Douglas Wilderness and watching for mountain goats and elk along the way.
Rimrock, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
Hike the moderate trail to Jug Lake to camp and fish, or if your route-finding skills are up to it, go on to Chain Lakes for an isolated campsite. Unless you are sure of your route-finding abilities, ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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Take a short walk to a pretty little lake just south of Bumping Lake, where trout can be caught. From the trailhead the tread climbs very gently to the north through the hemlock, red cedar, white pine ...
Goose Prairie, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
Hike across the flower-covered streambed of Indian Creek, then climb to the top of Sand Ridge. Where it can get enough direct sunlight, Rocky Mountain maple forms the forest understory. In 150 yards t ...
Silver Beach, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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