5 Winter Hikes To Take While The Rain Is Away

Taryn's Wreckreation Guide

December 5, 2017

Have you noticed the local weather report lately?! Not a raindrop in the forecast! Of course this means it'll be chilly, so bundle up and hit the trails, Rockaholics. Pack your Yaktrax and check out these 5 winter hikes you're sure to love:

 

1. Franklin Falls, Snoqualmie Pass: This beautifully brisk and completely rewarding 2-mile hike is great for all ages and experience levels, but you'll want to have a vehicle with 4WD to get to the trailhead. If you catch the falls on an extra-cold and snowy day, seeing the icicles is incredibly special. 

Chelly Lobaugh

Chelly Lobaugh

2. Lily and Lizard Lake Loop, Bellingham: The scenery is absolutely incredible on this hike through the Chuckanut Mountains, so be sure to bring your camera for breathtaking photo ops. Huge boulders, mossy trees, lakes, swamps and waterfalls will greet you along the 7-mile hike. Get an early start and pack some snacks to enjoy along the way! The crisp air this time of year is so refreshing - enjoy! 

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3. Heather Lake, Mountain Loop Highway: You'll gain quite a bit of elevation on this quick North Cascades butt-kicker, and the burn is totally worth it! At 4.6 miles roundtrip, you'll climb your way to a stunning lake and plenty of snow this time of year! Sprawling roots, massive boulders and gorgeous trees everywhere you look make this place heaven on earth for winter hikers! 

A walk through the woods to an enchanting view hidden at the end -- #pnw #heatherlake #pnwonderland #hiking #washington

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4. Moulton Falls, Vancouver: Head south for this beautiful 4-mile walk through the woods, where you can check out multiple waterfalls, a magical footbridge and stunning forestry. This hike is great for all skill levels, as it's fairly flat, and is extra gorgeous when the snow has kissed the ground! PLUS, there are wineries and breweries nearby for victory booze!

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5. Bridal Veil Falls, Stevens Pass: Take this scenic 4-mile-roundtrip hike to see the stunning, often icy falls of Lake Serene this time of year! Bridal Veil Falls is worth every step of the climb to see this local masterpiece. Find adventure amongst mossy trees and rocky steps all the way! 

Chelly Lobaugh

 

Happy Adventuring,

 

Taryn Daly

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