Cedar Butte–Bad spelling on the summit and bad tidings at Christmas Lake below

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Location: Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 900 feet Green Trails Maps: Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S Contact:   Washington State Parks (360) 902-8844 Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Access: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend turning right (south) […]

Whispering Firs Trail– While away a winter day on this Paradise Valley trail

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Location: Maltby Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 0.6 mile Elevation gain: minimal Contact: Snohomish County Parks; map available on line Notes: Dogs must be on a leash Access:  From SR 522 in Maltby (5.0 miles east of Woodinville; 8.0 miles west of Monroe) head east on Paradise Lake Road for 1.7 miles to trailhead. […]

Whistler Canyon-big on bighorn sheep and Okanogan River views

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Location: Okanogan Valley near Oroville Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 1,950 feet Elevation gain: 1,250 feet Difficulty: moderate Contact: Pacific Northwest Trail Association Note: Dogs should be under strict control as to not disturb the bighorn sheep. Access: From Tonasket, follow US 97 north for 14.5 miles to trailhead turnoff […]

Scriber Lake–Wetland Wonder in the heart of Lynnwood

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Quick Facts: Location: Lynnwood Land Agency: City of Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 1.2 miles Elevation gain: none Difficulty: Easy Contact: Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Department; (425-771-4030) Notes: Dogs must be leashed Access: From Seattle take I-5 to exit 181. Turn left onto 44th Ave NW. At third light turn left onto SR 524 (196th […]