Theler Wetlands─Enjoy the sounds and smells of spring at Hood Canal

A pair of hikers get ready to explore the Theler Wetlands.

Quick Facts Location: Kitsap Peninsula Land Agency: City of Belfair, Washington Roundtrip: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 50 feet Contact: Mary E. Theler Wetlands and Community Center (360) 275-4898 Notes: Trail open dawn to dusk. Dogs are prohibited. Access: From Bremerton head west on SR 3 to Belfair. Proceed one mile beyond the junction with SR […]

Twin Rivers Park─A nice place to go with the flow

Quick Facts

Location: Stillaguamish River Valley, Arlington

Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks

Roundtrip: 1.0 miles

Elevation Gain: none

Contact: Snohomish County Parks; www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Parks/

Notes: Dogs must be on leash.

Access: From Exit 208 on I-5, head east on SR 530 for 4.0 miles to Arlington. Continue east on SR 530 for another .5 mile turning left into Twin Rivers Park just after crossing the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River.

Just beyond the manicured ball fields of this popular park is a peaceful natural area

Quick Facts Location: Stillaguamish River Valley, Arlington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: none Contact: Snohomish County Parks; www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Parks/ Notes: Dogs must be on leash. Access: From Exit 208 on I-5, head east on SR 530 for 4.0 miles to Arlington. Continue east on SR 530 for another .5 mile turning […]

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge─Gorge on some excellent bird watching

Steigerwald Lake NWR protects important
bird habitat along the Columbia River.

Quick Facts Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: none Contact: www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/steigerwaldlake Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S Notes: Dogs prohibited; section of trail closed from Oct 1—Apr 30 for wildlife protection. Access: From Vancouver head east on SR 14 for […]