Our Favorite Trails

 

North Cascades MountainsHere are some of our favorite trails, listed in no particular order.  These are the trails where we go before work or on our days off.  We’ve tried to include a few you won’t find in any trail guide, but are local favorites.  The descriptions that follow are just a starting point for inspiration.  When you head out, be sure to take a map, know where you’re going, and how to stay safe.  Some trails are marked, some aren’t.  Some have bears and mountain lions. This is good stuff, but please don’t hold us accountable if you get eaten or fall off a cliff.  Hike and run safely and take care of yourself out there.   And don’t hesitate to stop into Cascades Outdoor Store if you need more info, a map, guidebook, or just to tell us how your hike or run was.

Click on the trail name below for trail description.

WASHINGTON PASS/RAINY PASS AREA

Maple PassDistance: 7 mile loop   Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet

Blue LakeDistance: 4.4 miles round trip   Elevation Gain: 1,050 feet

Cutthroat Lake (see also Cutthroat Pass)Distance: 4 miles round trip   Elevation Gain: 400 feet

Cutthroat PassDistance: 11 miles round trip   Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet

WINTHROP & SUN MOUNTAIN AREA

Lewis ButteDistance: 2.4 miles round trip   Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet

Riser LakeDistance: 4 mile loop   Elevation Gain:  524 feet

Patterson Mountain: Distance: 4 mile loop   Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet

Raider Creek/Patterson Lake LoopDistance: 4.7 miles   Elevation Gain: 600 feet

Black Bear/Winthrop Trail LoopDistance: 7 miles (w/11.5 mile option)   Elevation Gain: 900 feet

Buck Mountain: Distance: 13 miles Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet