Lookout Tree Trail — Snag a glimpse into the past

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip:  1.5 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA- no. 111 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: No passes needed Access: From Darrington, follow Mountain Loop Highway for 11.3 miles to trailhead located on your […]

North Head Lighthouse–Hike to a headland at the mouth of the Columbia River

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   Location: Cape Disappointment State Park, Long Beach Peninsula Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation gain: 300 feet Contact: Cape Disappointment State Park Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Good to Know: kid-friendly, snow free winter hike, historic Access: From Kelso follow SR 4 west to Naselle. Turn left onto […]

Jay Lake — Serenity and Solitude at Wallace Falls State Park

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Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley, US 2 Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 11.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,575 feet Green Trails Map: Index, WA-No. 142 Contact: Wallace Falls State Park  Notes: Discover Pass required. Dogs must be leashed Access: From Everett, follow US 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar. Turn left onto […]

Third Beach– First Rate and second to none!

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Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Coast near Forks Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 300 feet Contact: Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center Green Trails Map: La Push, WA- No 163S Notes: Dogs Prohibited Good to Know: kid-friendly, snow free winter hike; beach walking; exceptional wildlife viewing. waterfall Access: From Forks, head […]