Photo by Summer Hess.

7 Hikes in the Central Cascades

Give the more popular and overcrowded trails in the central Cascades a break by exploring these other options.  Fourth of July—A steep but beautiful 5-mile trail climbs 5,000 feet to the top of Icicle Ridge. Turn left at the top and go 1/2 mile to the site of an old fire lookout.   Chatter Creek—A 5.5-mile …

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