Frog Lake─Just a hop, skip, and jump away from Darrington

Clear Creek is the clear favorite attraction on the Frog Lake Trail

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway, Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Green Trails Map: Silverton, WA-No. 110 Access: From Arlington follow SR 530 east for 28 miles to Darrington. At a three-way stop, turn right onto the Mountain Loop Highway and proceed for 3.0 miles to […]

Priest Point Park─Make it your mission to hike this park

The beaches and forests of Priest Point remain
much the way they did when Father Ricard
established his mission here in 1848.

Quick Facts Location: Olympia, Washington Land Agency: City of Olympia Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Notes: Dogs must be on a leash. Access: From I-5 take Exit 105B to Plum Street. Continue north passing 4th Ave to where Plum Street becomes East Bay Drive. Follow East Bay Drive for 1.5 […]

Edmonds Marsh─Over 225 species of birds on 23 acres of wetlands!

The walk along the Edmonds Marsh includes
a handful of interpretive signs and observation decks.

Quick Facts Location: Edmonds Waterfront Land Agency: City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: Level Access: From I-5 follow SR 104 west towards the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry. One stoplight before the ferry terminal, turn left onto Dayton Street. Then continue for .1 mile to just before the railroad crossing. Turn left here […]

Padilla Bay─A shore fine hike in the Skagit Valley

Padilla Bay makes for wonderful
late afternoon and evening strolling.

Quick Facts Location: Skagit County Land Agency: Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Roundtrip: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 30 feet Contact: ) Padilla Bay NERR (360) 428-1558; www.padillabay.gov Access: From Burlington (exit 230 on I-5) head west on SR 20 for 7.0 miles turning right onto Bay View-Edison Road. Continue north for 3.0 miles to […]