Our Favorite Hikes

Cheryl didn't get a chance to see the whole trail. We've handpicked some of our favorite hikes just for you. Directions, routes, maps; it's all here.

Washington: Crown Point

There is a reason it’s called Crown Point. It is certainly one of many jewels along the PCT. This loop hike offers spectacular views of Mount Rainier, beautiful alpine meadows exploding with wildflowers, craggy peaks of the Norse Peak Wilderness and a really good chance of seeing mountain goats and elk. Trail description: Take the Bullion Basin Trail (TR 1156) … Continue reading Washington: Crown Point

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Central California: Ebbetts Pass to Nobel Lake

Walking the PCT from Ebbetts Pass south to Nobel Lake is one of my favorite day hikes. It’s also a superb short backpacking trip. Trail description: Heading south of Ebbetts Pass, the trail affords hikers and equestrians excellent views of the volcanic geology that dominates and surrounds this section of the PCT (unlike the granite dominated landscape in the Southern Sierra … Continue reading Central California: Ebbetts Pass to Nobel Lake

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Southern California: Mount Baden-Powell

Take a day and walk this well-graded four-mile climb on the PCT to the Mount Baden-Powell Spur Trail. From the summit, you’ll see some of my favorite views. It’s a remarkable place: wind blown, desolate, alpine and a hangout for the coolest hikers around. Trail description: Leave Vincent Gap (elevation 6,585 ft.) and hike up the switchbacks (please don’t cut them!) crossing … Continue reading Southern California: Mount Baden-Powell

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