Tracy Hill — Wild turkeys and sublime views

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Quick Facts:  Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 1150 feet Difficulty: Moderate Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Be aware of ticks and poison oak. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Good to Know: […]

Wallace Lake—Tranquil waters above thundering falls

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Quick Facts Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Green trails Map: Index, WA-No. 142 Access: From Everett follow US 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar. Just before Milepost 28 turn left onto 1st Street (signed for Wallace Falls State Park). Proceed for .4 […]

Mount Finlayson─This spoil of war now offers peaceful wandering

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Quick Facts Location: San Juan Island Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 290 feet Contact: San Juan Island National Historic Park Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access: Take Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Follow Spring Street for .5 mile through town turning left onto […]

Heather Lake — placid lake in a rugged cirque

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Quick Facts:  Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,100 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway Special Series 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east. One mile beyond the Verlot Visitors […]