By Mike McQuaide

A advisor written only for those who are looking to spend their days within the mountains and their nights again at domestic. Day Hike! uncovers the simplest trails for the day tripper, no matter if you're a beginner hiker or a veteran with enormous quantities of miles in your boots.

Northwest path professional Mike McQuaide leads us to greater than 60 of the easiest day hike trails within the principal Cascades from the Olallie Lake Scenic zone and Mount Jefferson wasteland within the north to the Mount Thielsen desert within the south. Day Hike! critical Cascades describes vintage routes—from effortless to average to extreme—giving hikers the alternatives they need. pleasing, actual, and modern writing make this consultant the only to maintain close to the water bottles.


69 whole path descriptions
Easy-to-read USGS topographical maps, together with elevation profiles
Clear, updated using directions
Overall path ratings
Each path contains mileage and predicted mountain climbing time, elevation achieve, path stipulations, trouble point, most sensible season, map references, exploring innovations, entry, allows required, precise notes on canines, motorcycles, and youngsters, and the place to discover extra information
Organized through significant highways and roads for simple path finding
Quick-reference chart to season and trouble level
More than 70 sharp, modern black-and-white photographs
Thorough informative entrance matter
Hike facts "At a Glance"
NEW during this up to date EDITION:

Given the cruel winters of 2005-06 and 2006-07, many trails lined within the past version have suffered from harm and feature replaced dramatically. This up to date version discusses all alterations made to the paths, in addition to info on who to name for the newest reconstructions.
New preface discussing alterations to the edition.
New disguise and sequence glance.

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18 heybrook lookout Heybrook Lookout affords stunning views over the Skykomish Valley. The forested climb is only a mile, and chances are you’ll reach the lookout’s observation deck in a half-hour from when you slam your car door shut. From the trailhead climb fairly steadily through dense second growth—the ridge was clear-cut in the 1920s—watching your step, as the trail can be a tad rocky in spots. In about a half-mile take 19 foothills note that more blue sky is poking through the trees. Not long after, views open up to the right, and up and to your left there stands the lookout’s six-story tower.

Follow boardwalks along the lake to various viewpoints, including one at the top of Bridal Veil Falls (Lake Serene is its source). Enjoy some lunch atop aptly named Lunch Rock, a giant glacier-scoured boulder at water’s edge. Bask in the sun and enjoy the sights. This is an amazing place. Return the same way. Going Farther The Bridal Veil Falls Trail uses the same trailhead as this trail. Camping is available at Money Creek Campground, just off Highway 2, near milepost 45. 13 Foothills 4. 2 miles round-trip 2 hours 1,000 feet 1,600 feet Moderate Fall through spring; sometimes snowfree year-round Permits/Contact Northwest Forest Pass required/Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District, (360) 677-2414 Maps USGS Index; Green Trails Index 142 Trail Notes Leashed dogs okay; kid-friendly, but hold their hands, especially near the falls The Hike Spectacular when seen from Highway 2, Bridal Veil Falls is even more impressive from up close as it tumbles down 100 feet from a rock cliff almost directly overhead.

Lots of water still spills its way over the top, so expect wet feet. 0 miles and continue on and off for the rest of the trail. Look down at what appear to be toy cars and eighteen-wheelers on Highway 2. Just ahead, pass another tunnel, taking care to tiptoe along a rocky stretch that follows. About a half-mile farther cross the narrow top of a spillway wall and follow that with a jumble of boulders. 0 miles the Windy Point Tunnel offers a nice place for picnicking and contemplating the history of this place.

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