Ozette Triangle, Olympic National Park coastline. 9.4 miles round trip; 300 feet gain Whether you go to Cape Alava or Sand Point, it’s three miles along the sometimes slippery boardwalk punctuated by three miles of spectacular beach and ancient petroglyphs. I can’t end a list of favorite hikes without talking about our dramatic coast. I like this one in the winter when there are dramatic storms, spectacular surf and no crowds.
Goat Lake; North Cascades Breathe in the crisp mountain air all the way from Elliott Creek to McIntosh waterfalls, and then up to this picturesque alpine lake. This long day hike, stepped in mining history, also makes a good overnight North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District Statistics Roundtrip 10.4 miles Elevation Gain 1400 ft Highest Point 3161 ft Features Rivers Lakes Waterfalls Old growth