Spruce Railroad Trail─A perfect hike for spring training

Bridge spanning the Devil's Punchbowl
along the Spruce Railroad Trail.

Quick Facts Location: Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 250 feet Contact: Olympic National Park; www.nps.gov/olym Green Trails Map: Lake Crescent, No. 101 Notes: Dogs are prohibited. Access: From Port Angeles, follow US 101 west for 17 miles turning right onto East Beach Road. Follow for […]

Guillemot Cove─Quiet nature retreat on Hood Canal

Oyster shells litter the beach at Guillemot Cove.

Quick Facts Location: Kitsap Peninsula Land Agency: Kitsap County Parks Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Contact: Kitsap County Parks: www.kitsapgov.com/parks Notes: Dogs prohibited. Access: From Bremerton, follow SR 3 North to Newberry Hill Road Exit. Then head west for 3.0 miles turning right onto Seabeck Highway. Continue for 5.0 miles to Seabeck turning […]

Pilchuck Tree Farm─Quiet wood roads from Meadows to Ridge

Follow a quiet woods road
across a broad meadow.

Quick Facts Location: Northern Snohomish County, near Stanwood Land Agency: Pacific Denkmann Company Pilchuck Tree Farm Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 400 feet Contact: Pilchuck Recreation Association: www.pilchuckra.org Notes: Dogs must be leashed; this is private land — all rules strictly enforced. Access: From Everett, head north on I-5 to Exit 215; then head east […]