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Gems in Southwest Washington - 27

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gem Favorite Fun with colors in the Ape Cave.

Ape Caves

(35) Amboy, WA
gem Favorite Hikers walk on the trail that leads to the Grove of the Patriarchs.

Grove of the Patriarchs

(33) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Reflection Lake

Reflection Lakes

(32) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Looking toward the Nisqually Glacier from the Glacier Vista Trail.

Nisqually Glacier Vista

(20) Greenwater, WA
gem Favorite Bench Lake at  Mount Rainier National Park

Bench and Snow Lake

(19) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Hiker looking out from Panorama Point while cresting the Skyline Trail. Mount St. Helens looms in the distance.

Panorama Point

(21) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Mt Rainier and Third Burroughs Mt

Burroughs Mountain

(11) Greenwater, WA
gem Favorite This mountain's scale in incomprehensible...

Sunrise Park and Emmons Vista Overlook

(19) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Spray Falls

Spray Falls

(11) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Comet Falls, Mt Rainier National Park

Comet Falls

(17) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Narada Falls

Narada Falls

(5) Greenwater, WA
gem Favorite Panther Creek Falls from the lower platform

Panther Creek Falls

(2) Carson, WA
gem Favorite Close to the saddle, looking back toward Rainier. The mountain was hidden by clouds on this day.

Pinnacle Saddle

(2) Greenwater, WA
gem Favorite Views from Echo and Observation Rocks, with the odd mix of red pumice and black stone.

Echo and Observation Rock

(1) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite One of two guns still at Fort Columbia.

Fort Columbia

(1) Long Beach, WA
gem Favorite Mt. Rainer - clearly the focus of this park...

Nisqually Glacier Vista

(9) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Looking east from the boardwalk.

Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk

(12) DuPont, WA
gem Favorite Christine Falls

Christine Falls

(14) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Mount St Helens behind Silver Star

Silver Star Mountain

(6) Venersborg, WA
gem Favorite Inspiration Point in the winter

Inspiration Point

(6) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite A small creek a bit uphill off trail from the Carbon River Basin

Carbon River Rainforest

(8) Buckley, WA
gem Favorite Catherine Creek Arch

Catherine Creek Arch

(2) White S…, WA
gem Favorite Looking out of the entrance of the Fire Control Station atop Battery 247.

Battery 247

(2) Long Beach, WA
gem Favorite Almost at the top of Eagle's Peak on Black Friday 2015. Mt. Adams, Mt. St Helens, and Mt. Hood (on a clear day) are visible from this vantage (St Helens is the only one visible in the picture).

Top of Eagle Peak

(2) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite Taking the shade in Box Canyon trail.

Box Canyon

(13) Eatonville, WA
gem Favorite This is a great place to watch the salmon run.

Tumwater Falls

(4) Tumwater, WA
gem Favorite Douglas Fir: 1293-1963

Longmire Museum

(6) Eatonville, WA

Recommended Routes in Southwest Washington - 60

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Favorite The view of Rainier from Relfection Lakes.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pinnacle Peak

3.3 mi 5.3 km 1,568' Up 477.88 m Up 1,567' Down 477.69 m Down

Eatonville, WA
Favorite Bench Lake at  Mount Rainier National Park
Intermediate

Bench and Snow Lake Trail

2.3 mi 3.7 km 420' Up 127.89 m Up 423' Down 128.98 m Down

Eatonville, WA
Favorite Mt. Rainier towards the beginning of the Skyline Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Skyline Trail

5.3 mi 8.6 km 1,493' Up 454.98 m Up 1,485' Down 452.66 m Down

Eatonville, WA
Favorite Mt. Rainier towards the beginning of the Skyline Trail.
Intermediate

Alta Vista

1.6 mi 2.6 km 533' Up 162.58 m Up 533' Down 162.5 m Down

Eatonville, WA
Favorite Mt Hood as seem from the open saddle north of Hamilton Mountain
Intermediate/Difficult

Hamilton Mountain Loop

7.1 mi 11.5 km 2,169' Up 660.96 m Up 2,167' Down 660.65 m Down

Stevenson, WA
Favorite Beacon rock from the river.
Intermediate

Beacon Rock Summit Trail

0.8 mi 1.3 km 555' Up 169.25 m Up 550' Down 167.63 m Down

Stevenson, WA
Favorite Taking off the headlamp at the end of the upper tunnel.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ape Cave

2.5 mi 4.1 km 369' Up 112.39 m Up 377' Down 114.88 m Down

Amboy, WA
Favorite Lava Canyon
Intermediate

Lava Canyon Loop

1.2 mi 1.9 km 257' Up 78.27 m Up 257' Down 78.34 m Down

Amboy, WA
Favorite Mount Saint Helens from the Coldwater Peak ridge
Intermediate/Difficult

Coldwater Peak

12.4 mi 19.9 km 2,658' Up 810.28 m Up 2,681' Down 817.02 m Down

Morton, WA

Southwest Washington Hiking

  • 2,354 Miles 3,788 Kilometers of Trail
  • 60 Recommended Routes
  • 27 Gems Gems
  • 220 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 341 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 177 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Washington - 677

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0.6 mi 1.0 km #1Power Line Trail
Intermediate
Buckley, WA
Intermediate
Buckley, WA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #2Pacific Way Trail
Easy
Longview Heights, WA
Easy
Longview Heights, WA
3.3 mi 5.4 km #3Crystal Ridge
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #4Fog City
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
Difficult
Greenwater, WA
13.4 mi 21.5 km #5Green River
Intermediate
Morton, WA
Intermediate
Morton, WA
5.9 mi 9.5 km #6Purcell Mountain Trail
Difficult
Morton, WA
Difficult
Morton, WA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #7Sasquatch Middle Leg
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
12.2 mi 19.6 km #8Gray Rock Trail
Intermediate
Ahtanum, WA
Intermediate
Ahtanum, WA
9.6 mi 15.5 km #9North Siouxon Creek Trail
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #10Black Hole Falls Trail
Intermediate
Amboy, WA
Intermediate
Amboy, WA

Photos of Southwest Washington - 992

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Mount Rainier from Tolmie Peak Lookout
Feb 26, 2015 near Buckley, WA
Looking across the Chinook Pass highway towards Sourdough Ridge
Mar 5, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Mt. Rainier towards the beginning of the Skyline Trail.
Feb 6, 2016 near Eatonville, WA
Experience wildflower scents for days along the Tolmie Peak Trail.
Feb 3, 2017 near Buckley, WA
Mt. Rainier and Eunice Lake From Tolmie Peak Lookout Tower
Dec 30, 2018 near Buckley, WA
Mt. Rainier from a tarn on the way up to Plummer Peak Near The Pinnacle Peak Trail
Dec 30, 2018 near Greenwater, WA
Tipsoo Lake Under The Stars With Mt. Rainier
Dec 30, 2018 near Greenwater, WA
Mount Saint Helens from the Coldwater Peak ridge
Oct 16, 2019 near Morton, WA