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Your national forests and grasslands are 193 million acres of vast, scenic beauty waiting for you to discover. Visitors who choose to recreate on these public lands find more than 150,000 miles of trails, 10,000 developed recreation sites, 57,000 miles of streams, 122 alpine ski areas, 338,000 heritage sites, and specially designated sites that include 9,100 miles of byways, 22 recreation areas, 11 scenic areas, 439 wilderness areas, 122 wild and scenic rivers, nine monuments, and one preserve. And remember, “It’s All Yours.”

Recreation Marker Stevens Pass Guard Station

Beginner snowshoers interested in learning about winter ecology of the Stevens Pass area are invited to join Trek with a Ranger, a 90-minute guided nature discovery tour along the Pacific Crest Trail, or Junior Snow Ranger for children ages 6 to 12.   For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit…
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Recreation Marker Mount Margaret Winter Sports Area

At the top of this route enjoy views of Mt. Margaret with Lake Margaret below and the Mt. Stuart range to the northeast. Follow the road southeast for approximately a mile and a half from the snow-bermed road end. The road follows curves around the base of Rampart Ridge. After crossing Wolfe Creek, climb and switchback, then at approximately 3.2 miles the road splits. The left fork climbs another half mile to…
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Recreation Marker Hannegan Pass Road 32

Hannegan Pass Road is a good multi-use snow-play area when snow levels are low enough. The road is often groomed for cross-country skiers and is popular for snowshoers. It doesn’t gain too much elevation and is appropriate for children. From the Shuksan Picnic Area head up the Hannegan Pass Road and enjoy views of the North Fork Nooksack River, Mt. Shuksan and adjacent forested hillsides. Travel for 1.4 miles…
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Recreation Marker Schweitzer Ski Route

This route is recommended for intermediate to advanced skiers. Follow Schweitzer Creek Road 4020 for 2.3 miles. At the junction with Forest Service road 4021, just past Schweitzer Creek, bear left and continue on road 4020 toward Boardman and Evan lakes. Lake Evan is only 100 yards along the trail and provides a peaceful wooded lake setting. Elevation gain is 1,200 – 2,800 feet. Allow six to eight hours for…
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Recreation Marker Interstate 90 Mountains to Sound Greenway

Travel east on Interstate 90 to Snoqualmie Pass, where a multitude of recreational possibilities await you. Don't miss downhill skiing at Snoqualmie Pass. Hike for endless miles in the awe-inspiring Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Mountains to Sound GreenwayDrive Interstate 90 east from Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass, stopping along the way to fish for trout in the Snoqualmie River, or meander along the…
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Recreation Marker Foss/Tonga Winter Sports Area

The Forest Service road 68 offers something for everyone regardless of skill level. The road gently winds through beautiful old growth forest along the Foss river valley with picturesque views of the river and surrounding hillsides. You can stay on the main route or choose one of the various routes that spur off from the main road. The start of this route provides a great low elevation ski or snowshoe hike along the…
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Recreation Marker Mt. Baker National Recreation Area

The Mt. Baker National Recreation Area was created in conjunction with the 1984 Washington Wilderness Act to accommodate mixed recreation use in Schriebers Meadow. Hiking, horseback riding, camping and mountain climbing are popular summer activities. In winter snowmobilers can use the area when snow levels are more than two feet at Schriebers Meadow at…
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Recreation Marker White Salmon Road 3075

Enjoy great views of Mt. Shuksan, the Nooksack River and peaks to the north. This road follows a two-mile route with pretty open terrain. No parking pass is required but parking is very limited at the base of the road and not allowed along the state highway.
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Recreation Marker Heather Meadows Visitor Center

Heather and huckleberry meadows dot the majestic landscape at Heather Meadows near the eastern end of the Mount Baker Scenic Byway, Washington State Route 542. Glistening lakes nestle between knolls. Ridges bristle with 900-year-old mountain hemlock. Even the rocks catch the eye. Lava flows from Mount Baker have resisted glacial carving and columns of andesite stand like black anvils against the sky. Interpretive…
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Recreation Marker Miller River/Money Creek Winter Sports Area

This winter recreation route starts at Miller River Campground on the Miller River Road. This is one of the most spectacular low elevation routes as you gradually climb Forest Service road 6420 on the forest. Lush carpets of green forest and beautiful hanging valleys and rock walls are your views as you make your way up valley to Lake Elizabeth. On your climp you glimpse the remnants from the areas mining…
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Recreation Marker Stevens Pass Ski Resort

Stevens Pass Ski Resort For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/…
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Recreation Marker Mountain Loop Scenic Byway

Linking Darrington with Granite Falls is the Mountain Loop National Scenic Byway, which was first pioneered in 1891 by miners` dreams. Later developed as a road by loggers and members of the CCC, this road was designated a Scenic Byway in 1991. Today`s roadway passes 55 miles through boom-and-bust town sites and abandoned claims, as well as rushing rivers and glacier-clad peaks. Although the tracks are gone and the…
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Recreation Marker Mt. Baker Highway (SR 542)

Starting at the northern boundaries of the forest, take a drive on the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway (State Route 542). This paved road starts at the Interstate 5 interchange in Bellingham, Wash., winds along the scenic North Fork Nooksack River, and climbs to an elevation of 5,140 feet to its well-named destination, Artist Point. This area is legendary for its spectacular views of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. Stop by the…
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Recreation Marker US Highway 2 - Skykomish Area east to Stevens Pass

Traveling along Highway 2, enter the center of the forest along the Skykomish River, a rafting adventurers' dream. Grab your skis! In just two hours you will be gliding down the slopes at Stevens Pass Ski Area. Check in at the Stevens Pass Historic District for an overview of the area's colorful railroad and mining past.
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Recreation Marker Huckleberry Creek Ski Route

Ideal for children, families and beginners the lower level wide groomed route that follows Huckleberry Creek. You will pass through old growth forest and open areas offering a variety of vistas as you follow the Huckleberry Creek drainage.  After the first mile you will be close enough to see the creek and further along get frequent views of the hillsides and cliffs. Many short spur roads lead down to the…
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Recreation Marker Big Four Area Ski Route

A popular area for all manner of winter recreation including snowmobiles, hikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoes. Enjoy glimpses of the South Fork Stilliguamish River as well as views of Hall Peak, Big Four Mountain and Mount Dickerman. Big Four Picnic area is a great lunch stop with picnic tables to safely watch and hear avalanches crashing down the face of Big Four Mountain. Elevation gain is 1,575 – 1,…
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Recreation Marker Deer Creek/Kelcema Lake Ski Route

Lower Deer Creek Road is a popular sledding and snow play area for families with young children. Intermediate or advanced snowshoers and cross-country skiers traveling further up the road eventually enter a silent forest landscape and the chance to glimpse surrounding peaks. Double Eagle Road 4054 at milepost 0.8 is an optional side trip that extends 3.1 miles one way. For those who continue along Deer Creek Road…
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Recreation Marker Kendall Peak Lakes Winter Sports Area

Enjoy views of Rampart Ridge on the east side of Gold Creek Valley, north towards Alta Mountain and Chikamin Ridge, and south towards the ski areas, Mt. Catherine and even Mt. Rainier from the top! Snowshoe up Forest Service road 9090 straight ahead on the west side of Gold Creek Valley and up towards Kendall Peak Lakes. At approximately 1.75 miles take a sharp right hairpin turn. The left spur road gives views of…
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Recreation Marker Shadow of the Sentinels Interpretive Site

Provides access to: Shadow of the SentinelsTrail 623, an accessible interpretive trail winding through dense forest growth. Huge Douglas fir and cedar trees tower above a forest floor of ferns, moss and berry bushes. Signs along the route explain the dynamics of this 500-year-old forest. The trail is built of asphalt and boardwalks with grades no greater than 8 percent.…
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Recreation Marker Barclay Lake Winter Sports Area

This route is suitable for intermediate skiers and snowshoers. Wind around the western edge of Baring Mountain Route following Forest Service road 6024 amidst clear cuts and second-growth forest. Begin partially under power lines, and then switch back towards the east, north, and then another sharp switchback while gaining elevation continuously and sometimes steeply. As you approach the end of the road at…
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Recreation Marker Lower Gold Creek Basin Winter Sports Area

You will see Kendall Peak to the northwest, Rampart Ridge to the east, Alta Mountain on the northeast and Chikamin Ridge to the north. Snowshoe north onto Forest Service road 142 to enter the east side of the valley. This valley is about one mile wide and narrows as you proceed up the east side of Gold Creek. Part of this route travels through private residential property in Ski-Tur Valley. Avalanche slide paths are…
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