Index Town Wall –Steep and stunning hike above the Forks of the Sky

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Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley near Index Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,300 feet Green Trails Maps: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Contact: Washington State Parks  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 36 miles. Turn left onto North […]

Hamilton Mountain — Breathtaking views from above Beacon Rock

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Quick Facts: Location: Beacon Rock State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 8.2 miles Elevation gain: 2,100 feet Difficulty: Moderately difficult Contact: Beacon Rock State Park  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S Good to Know: dog-friendly, snow […]

Bridal Veil Falls — Visit after heavy rains for a bridal shower!  

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Quick Facts: Location: US 2 near Index, Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation gain: 800 feet Green Trails Maps: Index WA- No. 142 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 34 miles to […]

Heart Lake– A perfect destination for a St. Valentine’s Day hike

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Quick Facts: Location: Fidalgo Island Land Agency: Anacortes Parks Department Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Green Trails Map: Deception Pass/Anacortes Community Forest Lands No. 41S Elevation gain: 160 feet Contact: City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation; Friends of the Forest   Notes: Dogs must be leashed; some trails open to bicycles, horses. Access: From Exit 230 on […]