Josephine Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

Berne, Washington

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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 area is lush with vegetation. Between 4000 to 5000 feet I saw mertensia, Sitka valerian, yellow violets, lupine, foamflower, bead lily, heather, rosy spirea, and tiger lilies. As the trail approaches the high point of the ridge (5200 feet), bistort, phlox, and mountain ash begin to appear. From the ridge crest, the trail descends on a series of long switchbacks that zigzag down to colorful flower meadows.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

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 area is lush with vegetation. Between 4000 to 5000 feet I saw mertensia, Sitka valerian, yellow violets, lupine, foamflower, bead lily, heather, rosy spirea, and tiger lilies.

As the trail approaches the high point of the ridge (5200 feet), bistort, phlox, and mountain ash begin to appear. From the ridge crest, the trail descends on a series of long switchbacks that zigzag down to colorful flower meadows.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Berne
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 2,500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Hikable: Late June through October, Best flowers: July through September
Local Contacts: Skykomish Ranger Station
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 176 Stevens Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to Josephine Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

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