Top Adventures in Granite Falls

  • Hike to Mount Pilchuck Lookout

    Hike the well-maintained Mount Pilchuck trail through old-growth forest and boulder fields. At the top, you'll reach a lookout tower perched on Mount Pilchuck. Pilchuck sits on the western edge of the Cascades, which offers up amazing panoramic vi...

    5.5 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Mount Pilchuck Lookout

    Snowshoe or hike through old-growth forest and snowfields to reach the summit of Mount Pilchuck. Along the trail you’ll catch glimpses of the phenomenal views that lie ahead. The second half of the hike emerges from the forest and snakes through b...

    5.4 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike to Heather Lake

    The trail takes you on a gradual climb up to Heather Lake with beautiful second growth to admire along the way. The trail can be very wet and muddy with many tree roots to catch your toes, so make sure to wear a sturdy pair of tennis shoes or hiki...

    4.6 miles 1034 ft gain

  • Water and Snow Ski Stevens to Stevens

    Have you ever dreamed of snow skiing and water skiing in the same day? This March, plan your adventure of a lifetime to Stevens Pass and Lake Stevens, Washington. You will need a winter coat, a wet suit, and a heart made of love for the outdoors.K...

  • Winter Hike to Heather Lake

    After exiting Mountain Loop Hwy, follow the gravel road up 1.1 miles before you reach the parking lot. WATCH FOR POTHOLES! The trailhead can be found to the left of the small parking lot. After filling out your group information in the small stand...

    4.6 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike Lake 22

    If you're looking for a taste of the Mountain Loop Highway area, but don't have it in you for a longer, steeper journey, look no further than Lake 22. The trail starts out as flat and well-maintained, from the parking lot, before becoming a true m...

    5.4 miles 1350 ft gain

  • Hike to Three Fingers Lookout

    Approximately 11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA, on the Mt. Loop Highway,  turn onto Forest Service road 41 and follow this road for 18.0 miles to the trailhead. The road is quite rough and it is recommended you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. T...

    15 miles 4200 ft gain

  • Hike the Boulder River Trail

    Boulder River is a great outing for those days when you feel like you just need a good hike through the forest. This makes for a nice long day hike, but because both of the large waterfalls are within the first half of the trail, you can still see...

    8.6 miles 700 ft gain

  • Backpack the Cutthroat Lakes

    Along the Mountain Loop Highway, past the crowds crawling over Mt. Pilchuck, lies the muddy, unkempt Walt Bailey Trail into a verdant subalpine basin speckled with tiny tarns. The Cutthroat Lakes are a delightful location to spend the night with o...

    7 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Chillin at Darrington Bluegrass Festival

    Every year people from all over the world travel to Darrington WA to sit back, relax and listen to Bluegrass. This festival, as well as the campsite, is such a magical experience and it's a great idea to make it an annual tradition.With or without...

  • Dispersed Camp near Beaver Creek Group Camp, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie NF

    This campsite is located along the Mountain  Loop Highway. There are various options for dispersed camping around the area, as well as some you can reserve ahead of time such as the Coal Creek Campground and the Beaver Creek Group Campground. This...

  • Hike at Wallace Falls

    The trailhead is located at the far end of the parking lot, next to the info kiosk and bathrooms. It starts out in a wide open area that shortly leads to stunning views of Mt. Index and Baring Mountain. The trail turns to the left and you're greet...

    5.6 miles 1300 ft gain

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    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Turlo Campground

      Overview Turlo Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The campground is nestled in tall firs, cedars and hemlocks, adjacent to the sout...

    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Verlot Campground

      Overview Verlot Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.Situated on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border a...

    • Verlot, Washington

      Wiley Creek Group Camp

      Overview Wiley Creek, a popular campground for youth groups and organizations, is situated in an old-growth Douglas fir forest with lovely shaded trails. It is the first group site located on the n...

    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Gold Basin Campground

      Overview Gold Basin Group Campground sits near the banks of the tranquil South Fork of the Stillaguamish River, close to several wilderness areas and hiking trails, offering visitors opportunities ...

    • Mountain Loop Highway

      Marten Creek Group Camp

      Overview Visitors traversing the scenic Mountain Loop Road through Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will find Marten Creek Group Campground.Located on a forested bench above the confluence of t...

    • Mountain Loop Highway

      Beaver Creek Group Camp

      Overview Beaver Creek campground is a popular group camp situated along the Stillaguamish River, with a spectacular view of Big Four Mountain. Visitors traversing the scenic Mountain Loop Road thr...

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