Scarborough Hill─Giant Sitka Spruce at the mouth of the Columbia River

Massive old-growth Sitka Spruce shroud Scarborough Hill

Quick Facts Location: Fort Columbia State Park, Pacific County, WA Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 650 feet Access: From Kelso head west 56 miles on SR 4 to Naselle. Turn left onto SR 401 proceeding 12 miles to a junction with US 101 at the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Continue west on […]

Smith Island (Langus Waterfront Trail)─A slough of surprises await just minutes from downtown Everett

Enjoy continuous river and slough views on this trail.

Quick Facts Location: City of Everett Land Agency: Everett Parks and Recreation Department Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Everett, take Exit 195 off of I-5 turning left onto East Grand Ave. In 0.5 mile bear right onto East Marine View Drive and follow for 1.0 mile to SR 529. Continue north on SR […]

West Elwha Trail─Quiet hike along a roaring restored river

Lots of good river views along the way

Quick Facts Location: Elwha Valley, North Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 500 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails, Elwha North Hurricane Ridge-No. 134S Access: From Port Angeles head west on US 101 for 8 miles. Turn left (south) onto the Olympic Hot Springs Road (signed Elwha Valley) and […]