Since most of us live at sea level, there aren’t many hikes in Washington state that take you over 10,000 feet. There are actually only four, and climbing the most iconic of them all can actually be a relatively easy day trip! It is a straightforward route from the parking lot that offers stunning views the entire way up. On a clear day you can see surrounding volcanoes, the jagged peaks of the Tatoosh and Cascade range, and sometimes all the way to Mt. Hood in central Oregon. Be wary the weather can change quickly on the mountain, so plan accordingly and take plenty of breaks (though you’ll probably want to as you will be gaining 4,700 feet over the course of 4 miles). The mountain has snow year-round so, depending on the season, bring your skis for a fast descent, or try glissading on whatever you have to use as a make-shift sled!