Cloverdale Farm -Explore this future park on the Stilly

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Quick Facts: Location: North Fork Stillaguamish River Valley near Arlington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 4.5 miles Elevation gain: 50 feet Difficulty: easy Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. All farm buildings are closed to public. Access: From Exit 208 on I-5 head east on SR 530 for 4.0 miles to Arlington. Continue east on SR 530 for […]

Eagle Creek — Classic Hike overflows with stunning waterfalls

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Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge near Cascades Locks, Oregon Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12 miles High Point: 1,200 feet Elevation gain: 1,100 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Maps: Columbia Gorge West no. 428S Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; Dogs permitted (but not recommended) on leash; steep drop offs—keep children near. Access: From Portland […]

Monte Cristo — Last Chance to visit Ghost Town for awhile

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 8.0 miles High Point: 2,800 feet Elevation gain: 500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Maps: Sloan Peak, WA- No. 111; Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required. Trail and town site closes on April 15th 2015 and […]

Duckabush River — Every day is Hump Day on this wilderness trail!

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Quick Facts: Location: The Brothers Wilderness, east Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 10.6 miles Elevation gain: 2,300 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene ; Olympic National Forest Green Trails Map: Olympics East no. 168S Notes: Recent fire damage-beware of falling snags Good to Know: kid-friendly, snow free winter hike; dog-friendly, Wilderness rules […]