A Peaceful Escape Can Be Found Along The Upper Lodge to Artist Point Trail In Washington
By Andrea Verschuyl|Published September 20, 2023
Having grown up in Washington, Andrea is a self-admitted Pacific Northwest snob. In their opinion, there's simply nowhere else in the country with the Evergreen State's beauty. After attending university, Andrea devoted themselves to writing full-time. They're thrilled to represent Washington for Only In Your State while pursuing other professional and personal projects. They currently reside in Olympia, where they enjoy leaf-blowing their yard, perfecting homemade ramen, cuddling with their three tiny dogs, and feeding their pufferfish, Sea Biscuit.
If you’re looking to escape your busy life without feeling it in your calves for the rest of the week, this moderately challenging hike is for you! Upper Lodge to Artist Point Trail is brimming with some of the most stunning scenery in the North Cascades, all in an approachable, out-and-back package. That’s why, of all of Washington’s beautiful outdoor excursions, we think it’s the best hike near Maple Valley.