Lyle Cherry Orchard–A great pick for spring wildflowers!

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Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,100 feet Contact: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Notes: Be aware or ticks and poison oak Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Access: From Portland drive I-84 east to Exit 64 in Hood […]

Flowing Lake–For peaceful wandering, go with the Flow in the springtime

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Location: Three Lakes, east of Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 1.2 miles Elevation gain: 100 feet Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: $7.00 day use fee (Bring exact amount for permit meter); Dogs must be on leash Access:  From Everett follow US 2 east for 10 miles turning left onto Westwick Road. Follow Westwick […]

Crab Creek: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge–Come join the sandhill cranes for their festival!

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Quick Facts Location: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near Othello Land Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 40 feet Contact: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; www.fws.gov/columbia Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Access: From Ellensburg take I-90 east to Exit 137. Then follow SR 26 for 25 miles east turning left onto SR […]