Mount Walker–excellent workout and views at the eastern edge of the Olympic Mountains

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Quick Facts: Location: Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 2050 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District Green Trails Map: Olympics East no. 168S Notes: In winter the road is gated. Park away from gate and walk .3 mile to trailhead. Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 5 […]

Jennings Park─History, nature, gardens and more

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Quick Facts: Location: Marysville Land Agency: Marysville Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 50 feet Contact: Marysville Parks Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access: From Exit 199 on I-5, head east on SR 528 (4th Street) about 1.5 miles to parking and trailhead on left. Good to know: dog-friendly, kid-friendly, historic Jennings Park […]

Hole in the Wall–walk a wilderness beach to a big natural arch

Fogs rolls in at Hole in the Wall.

Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Peninsula Coast Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Green Trails Map: Ozette, WA no. 130S Elevation Gain: None Contact: Olympic National Park  Access: From Forks, drive west on SR 110 to Quillayute Prairie. Here SR 110 splits. Bear right (Mora Road), and drive 5.0 miles to the trailhead at road’s […]