Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region Guide Book

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)
Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region  by Dan A. Nelson

317pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9781594857683

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region, the guide that launched ten thousand hikers, is back with a bevy of new hikes and many fully updated favorites in the Issaquah Alps, North Bend, Snoqualmie Pass, Teanaway and Blewitt Country, Ellensburg Basin, and Enumclaw Plateau regions. These routes explore some of the Cascades’ most varied terrain, delving into deep forested valleys, cresting craggy peaks, and crossing dry pine basins, broad alpine meadows, and high desert steppes. You’ll find some of the richest ecosystems and most abundant and varied wildlife in the country—much of it less than an hour from Seattle.

© 2014 Dan A Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 135.
... Preview: Dense forest drapes the lower trail, keeping hikers cool on the hottest August afternoons. At trail’s end, a deep lake waits to kill off the last of the summer heat—for those brave enough to dive into ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Backpacking,Fishing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: If you want views from Cougar Mountain, this is the trail to take—best in November through May, to avoid the summer clouds of mosquitoes. The route climbs to one of the highest points in the western ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Renton, WA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Great towering forests can still be found in the Snoqualmie Pass corridor, and this beautiful little interpretive loop offers a wonderful glimpse into the majesty of these fine old forests. The kids ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: Any time you can hike to the site of an old fire-watch station, you know you’ll have grand views—after all, those fire spotters needed a 360-degree panorama to be effective. Bare Mountain stands as o ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... 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 "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Cle Elum, WA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The creek is more a series of ponds formed by a healthy population of local beavers. The cool blue pools behind the sun-bleached dams of sticks and logs provide abundant water for a rich collection of ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Cle Elum, WA - Birding,Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River valley gives us hope. Once a wasteland of illegal trash dumping, rampant gunplay, and illicit drug manufacturing (and use), this area is now a premiere recreation dest ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Scrambling along open ridgetops draped in grass and wild?owers, hikers here easily lose the trail as it fades under the rich plant life and disappears between jumbles of rock. Further complicating thi ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Cle Elum, WA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... 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 o ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Bring the kids and the dog. This gentle trail allows ample time to explore the local forest ecology and offers a fun way to enjoy a very-little-used portion of the Paci?c Crest Trail (PCT)—one of the ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: The Boulder Creek basin has largely been ignored by the Washington hiking community, and that’s a shame! This route offers incredible wild?ower viewing and a rich immersion into the natural world of t ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Ronald, WA - Birding,Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Meadows, river, and lakes. Smooth trails, gentle climbs, and lots of grassy pastures in which to rest and relax. This route offers a taste of some of the finest meadows, prettiest lakes, and craggiest ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Ronald, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: In the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) took unemployed men out of America’s cities and put them to work in the nation’s forests. This jobs program helped get our country out of the Great D ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: In the early part of the twentieth century, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built this route to help move logs out of the valley so they could be turned into lumber for the cities. In the earl ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This old road built by workers in the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) has been used to link lumber mills, provide miners easier access to their claims, and to give loggers faster acce ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Cedar Butte may be the least visited mountain in the Snoqualmie Pass corridor. The smallish butte stands between the popular Rattlesnake Lake and the remote Chester Morse Lake in the Cedar River water ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Water, water everywhere and quite a drop it takes! Cougar Mountain’s Coal Creek Falls is the primary attraction here, but it’s the water underfoot that really makes the area special. Such abundance he ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Bellevue, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Though not a wilderness trail, this route offers an unmatched exploration of the region’s wild history, and it rambles through some beautiful natural terrain while providing that history lesson. T ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Cle Elum, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: The western Cascades south of Snoqualmie Pass have an incredible collection of old scenic ?re lookouts, and this route provides a great experience at the former location of a summit watchtower in a ra ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
Greenwater, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1-2.6 miles
... Preview: There’s nothing common about Commonwealth Basin. This deep canyon nestled in the shadows of Red Mountain and Kendall Peak offers a great opportunity to explore the wild heart of the Cascades with mini ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region"
North Bend, WA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 10