Seattle: Squak Mountain
Credit: Peter Stevens

Just outside of Seattle in the sleepy town of Issaquah, the Issaquah Hobart Road winds through the gap between Poo Poo Point and Squak Mountain. A groomed trail leads up from the tarmac to the summit of the roughly 2,000-foot peak, which offers views of the metro area and – on a clear day – Bainbridge Island. Look the other way, and you'll be staring into the Cascades.