Explorer Falls–It’s an easy search to find these falls

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Quick Facts: Location: Near Lake Roesiger between Monroe and Granite Falls Land Agency: Washington DNR Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Contact: Washington DNR Notes: Do not block gate, nor drive past it if open. Active logging area, be alert to trucks on roadway and yield right-of-way. Access:  From Monroe, follow Woods Road north […]

Hurricane Hill─Storm this summit on snowshoes or skis

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Quick Facts: Location: Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Contact: Olympic National Park Green Trails Map: Elwha North Hurricane Ridge, No 134S Notes: Dogs are prohibited. National Park Entry Fee Required. Dec–Mar the road is open Fri–Sun weather permitting. All vehicles must carry chains. […]

Temple Pond—Make a hiking pilgrimage to the Temple of Lord Hill

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Quick Facts: Location: Snohomish County near Monroe and Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Access: From the city of Snohomish, exit SR 9 onto 2nd Street. Proceed east for a one mile; then turn right onto Lincoln Ave which becomes the Old Snohomish-Monroe Highway. After 2.7 miles turn […]

Warrior Rock Lighthouse─A scenic and historic hike on Oregon’s largest island

The Warrior Rock Lighthouse is one of two
of Oregon's non-coastal lighthouses

Quick Facts: Location: Sauvie Island (Portland, Oregon) Land Agency: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 10 feet Access: From downtown Portland, follow US 30 west for just shy of 11 miles turning right onto the Sauvie Island Bridge. Follow Sauvie Island Road passing Cracker Barrel Grocery in .3 mile (where […]