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

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

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!

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

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 […]