Lower Gray Wolf River– A nice place to hang out with the pack

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Quick Facts: Location: Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 7.0 miles Elevation gain: 900 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene  Green Trails Map: Olympics East no. 168S Notes: wilderness rules apply Good to Know: dog-friendly; kid-friendly; easy backpacking options Access: From US 101 near the Sequim Bay State Park entrance, drive […]

Goat Lake─A family friendly hike for old goats and kids alike!

Folks have been enjoying this view for over a century

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Green trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway-No. 111SX Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass and end of pavement. Continue for 3.5 miles turning right onto FR […]

Coldwater Lake– Saunter through a healing landscape exploding with wildflowers!

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Quick Facts: Location: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact:  Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass (or interagency pass) required; No dogs; Trail open to bikes: Off trail travel prohibited Access:  From Castle Rock […]

Barclay Lake–placid lake at the base of awe-inspiring Baring Mountain

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Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 225 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest Special Note: Northwest Forest Pass required. Access: From Everett, head 40 miles east on US 2 to Baring. Near Milepost 41 turn left onto 635th Place NE. […]