Spencer Island — Wildlife refuge in the heart of the Snohomish River Delta

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Quick Facts: Location: Snohomish River Delta, Everett Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation gain: none Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs prohibited; Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife manages northern half of island which is open seasonally to hunting. Access: From Everett, take Exit 195 off of I-5 turning left onto East […]

Peshastin Pinnacles — Hike though a magical kingdom of rocky spires

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Quick Facts: Location: Wenatchee River Valley near Leavenworth Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 1.5 miles Elevation gain: 400 feet Green Trails Maps: Leavenworth- No. 178 Contact: Peshastin Pinnacles State Park Notes: Discover Pass required; dogs must be leashed. Access: From Leavenworth follow US 2 east for 9 miles turning left onto North Dryden Road. […]

Old Sauk River Trail– Ramble on this delightful kid and dog-friendly riverside trail

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington, Land Agency: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 150 feet Green Trails Maps: Silverton, WA- no. 110 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Forest or Interagency Pass required Access: Take Exit 208 off of I-5 following SR 530 […]

Frenchman Coulee — This Canyon above the Columbia River C’est magnifique!

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Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 100 feet Contact: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Columbia Basin Wildlife Area (Moses Lake) Notes: Discover Pass required Access: Follow I-90 to Exit 143 and head north onto Silica Road driving 0.8 mile. Turn left […]