HIKES BY AREA: Southwest Washington

March 9, 2015

Siouxon Creek

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation gain: 1,100 ft. Location: Southwest Washington, Gifford Pinchot National Forest One of my favorite hikes, the Siouxon Creek trail has plenty of sights: a lush forest full of moss and ferns, a crystal-clear stream with pools of emerald green water, and several stunning waterfalls.

September 27, 2014

Indian Heaven: Cultus Creek to Lemei Rock

This is one of my favorite hikes for amazing fall color, with several subalpine lakes and views of surrounding mountains.

September 21, 2014

Indian Heaven: Blue Lake

Hike from Thomas Lake to Blue Lake with fall colors in beautiful meadows.

July 5, 2014

Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Mountain is a wildflower haven in early summer. With five access points and extensive trails in the area, this hike started from the north on the Silver Star Trail #180.

June 7, 2014

Panther Creek Falls + Falls Creek Falls

A beautiful three-tired waterfall and two waterfalls in one in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington.

May 24, 2014

Lewis River Falls

Located between Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams in Southwest Washington, this hike along Lewis River area includes three massive waterfalls that have to be seen in person to fully appreciate their scale.

April 25, 2014

Siouxon Creek

This is one of my favorite hikes in the spring. The water levels in the creek and waterfalls is higher, and everything is covered in many shades of green.

September 14, 2013

June Lake

Fantastic views of the south side of Mount St Helens, a waterfall that flows into the lake, and lava fields everywhere.

May 12, 2013

Siouxon Creek

Green lushness, gentle rain and waterfalls at Siouxon Creek in Southwest Washington.

April 12, 2013

Little Hamilton Mountain

Stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge from a steep cliff below Hamilton Mountain, waterfalls and woodland wildflowers.