Saddle Rock—Iconic landmark of the Wenatchee Foothills

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Quick Facts Location: Wenatchee, Washington Land Agency: WA DNR and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 930 feet Contact: WA DNR and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (509) 667-9708; www.cdlandtrust.org Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Green Trails Map: Wenatchee/ Mission Ridge No. 211S Access: From US 2 in Wenatchee turn south onto SR 285 (Wenatchee […]

Interurban Trail─Traipse along an old trolley line through suburban Snohomish County

Big trees line the trail as it passes through
suburban Snohomish County.

Quick Facts Location: Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Lynnwood Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: Minimal Contact: Snohomish County Parks; www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Parks Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Access: From I-5 take exit 178. Head west on 236th Street SW which eventually becomes Lakeview Drive. After about one mile, reach Lake Ballinger Park; park […]

Stacker Butte─Blossoming Queen of the Columbia River Gorge

Big sky and bountiful blossoms on Stacker Butte

Quick Facts Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,150 feet Contact: Washington DNR Southeast Region; www.dnr.wa.gov Notes: Dogs prohibited. Green trails Map: Columbia River Gorge West No. 432S (coming 2012) Access: From Portland follow I-84 east to Exit 87. Then head north […]