Beards Hollow─Just in the Nick of Time for razor clam season

A hiker faces Beards Hollow.

Quick Facts Location: Long Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, WA Land Agency: Washington State Parks Contact: Washington State Parks: www.parks.wa.gov Roundtrip to Beards Hollow: 1.0 mile Elevation Gain: 50 feet Roundtrip to North Head Lighthouse: 3 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Access: From Ilwaco, take Loop Spur State Road 100 in either direction to Beards Hollow […]

Portage Creek Wildlife Area─Wetland wandering on the Stillaguamish Floodplain

The Portage Creek Wildlife Area invites you
to wander across a vast floodplain

Quick Facts Location: Arlington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Contact: Snohomish Parks and Recreation Department: www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Everett follow I-5 north to Smokey Point Exit 206. Head east on SR 531. At first traffic light turn left (north) onto Smokey Point Blvd and proceed 1.0 mile […]

Big Four Ice Caves─Snowshoe along the Stilly to an iconic Mountain Loop Destination

Some serene snowshoeing can be found along
the South Fork Stillaguamish River

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Note: Northwest Forest Pass required; part of route is on Mountain Loop Highway which is open to snowmobile use. Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 23.5 miles to […]