Jumpoff Ridge—Follow an old logging road-turned-trail into the new Wild Sky Wilderness.

Mount Persis as seen from Jumpoff Ridge

Quick Facts Location: North Fork of the Skykomish River near Index Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 35 miles turning left onto the Index-Galena Road (FR 63). Turn off is just after the bridge crossing of the Skykomish River. Continue for […]

Lower Big Quilcene River─Lowland hike teems with primeval beauty

Plenty of primeval forest and pretty river views along the way.

Quick Facts Location: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal District Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: To Camp Jolly 10.0 miles Green Trails Map: Tyler Peak, WA No. 136 Elevation Gain: 800 feet Contact: Hood Canal District, Quilcene (360) 765-2200 www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 1.5 miles turning right onto Penny Creek […]