Twin Barns Loop─Explore the last undeveloped major river delta in south Puget Sound

The Twin Barns Loop utilizes a boardwalk for most of its way.

Quick Facts Location: South Puget Sound Land Agency: National Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 1.0 mile Elevation Gain: level Contact: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (360) 753-9467; www.fws.gov/Nisqually Access: From Olympia or Tacoma follow I-5 to Exit 114. Follow signs for wildlife refuge and proceed to trailhead parking at Environmental Education Center. Notes: Dogs prohibited; $3.00 per […]

Little Si─You won’t sigh over the views from this open summit

With Mount Washington as a backdrop,
a hiker stares out towrds Mount Si.

Quick Facts Location: Snoqualmie Valley Land Agency: Washington DNR Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails, Mount Si NRCA No. 206S Contact: WA Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region (360) 825-1631; www.dnr.wa.gov Access: Take I-90 to exit 32 in North Bend turning left onto 436th Ave SE. Follow […]