Bob Heirman Wildlife Preserve at Thomas’ Eddy – Swans, steelhead, and serenity on the Snohomish River

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Quick Facts: Location: Snohomish River, south of Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 80 feet Contact: Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Special Note: Dogs prohibited. Access: From the city of Snohomish, travel south on SR 9 for 3.0 miles to the junction with SR 96 (Lowell-Larimer Road). Turn left here […]

Christmas Lake─Hike along the Iron Horse Trail to a place of Bad Tidings

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Quick Facts: Location: Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S Access: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend turning right (south) onto 436th Ave SE which soon becomes Cedar […]

Candy Cane Park –A perfect place for a stroll during the holidays—and throughout the year

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountlake Terrace, southern Snohomish County Land Agency: City of Mountlake Terrace Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 125 feet Access:  From Seattle: drive I-5 north to exit 178. Turn right and follow 236th Street SW for 0.7 mile. Then turn left onto 48th Ave W and drive north 0.2 mile to park and parking on your […]

Ebey’s Landing—A Sound Hiking Adventure

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Quick Facts: Location: Whidbey Island Land Agency: National Park Service and Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 260 feet Contact: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve  Special note: Dogs permitted on leash. Access: Take Washington State Ferry from Mulkiteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Continue north on SR 525 for 19 miles to junction […]