Mount Rose–How sweet are thy views!

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  Quick Facts: Location:Mount Skokomish Wilderness, Southeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 6.7 miles Elevation gain: 3,500 feet Green Trails Maps: Olympic Mountains East No. 168S Contact: Hood Canal District, Quilcene Notes: Wilderness regulations apply Access: From Shelton, travel north on US 101 for 15 miles to Hoodsport. Turn left onto SR […]

Twin Falls Lake–Hike to a secluded lake between two waterfalls

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 8.8 miles Elevation gain: 1,200 feet Green Trails Map: Silverton, WA- No 110 Contact: Northwest Region Ranger District WA DNR (360) 856-3500 Notes: Discover Pass required; trail beyond Ashland Lakes sees little maintenance, is extremely difficult and not […]

Mount Pisgah–Hike to a promising land of spectacular wildflowers

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Quick Facts: Location: Willamette Valley south of Eugene Land Agency: Lane County Parks Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation gain:  1,050 feet Map: Park map available online Contact: Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah Notes: $2.00 day use fee; dogs must be leashed Access: From Eugene follow Franklin Blvd (Exit 189 I-5 southbound or Exit 188B northbound […]

Greider Lakes — Quiet gems in a wildlife rich basin

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Quick Facts Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 8.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,400 feet Green Trails Map: Index, WA-No. 142 Contact: Snohomish County Public Utility District Notes: Register (no fee) at entrance to watershed. Dogs must be on leash. Access: From Everett follow US 2 east to Sultan. At a […]