Nisqually Vista is an easy hiking trail that goes around in a loop. The loop is just over 2 miles in length and is suitable for all levels of fitness. There are plenty of beautiful wildflowers along the trail which is one of the reasons the area is famous.
The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is a 110,000 acre volcano that has been set aside for visitors to enjoy. The volcano last erupted in 1980 and visitors have been able to climb to the summer of the volcano since 1986.
Jade Lake is roughly an 11 mile trek from the start of the trail but it is a hike that is well worth taking. The lake is a beautiful sight and one that any keen hiker should have on his or her bucket list. The lake gets its unique colour from the surrounding glacial silt.
In the North Cascade mountains is a reservoir created by Diablo Dam, it is called Diablo Lake. The water in the lake has a turquoise hue that is caused by the surrounding glaciers that send a fine powder into the lakes.
Granite Mountain offers outstanding views from its peak that include Crystal Lake, Kaleetan Peak and Mount Rainer. Climbing to the top of Granite Mountain is a steep climb, for every mile you go you gain nearly 1,000 feet in elevation.