Palouse Falls–showy cataract of Eastern Washington’s coulee country

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Quick Facts: Location: Channeled Scablands Eastern Washington Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Contact: Washington State Parks Guidebook: Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Discover Pass required. Dogs permitted on leash. Watch for rattlesnakes Access: From Pasco, take US 395 north to Connell. Then follow SR 260 east for 25 miles […]

Lowell Riverfront Trail—Out of industrial ashes a riverside trail and park are born

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Quick Facts: Location: Lowell neighborhood, city of Everett Land Agency: Everett Parks and Recreation Contact: Everett Parks and Recreation Department Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Exit 192 on I-5 in Everett head east on 41st Street. Turn right (south) onto 3rd Ave and proceed for 1.2 miles to four-way stop. Turn left onto […]

Lanham Lake—Sublime snowshoeing above Stevens Pass

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Quick Facts Location: Stevens Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,140 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass WA No. 176S Special Note: Slight avalanche concern. Contact: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Everett head east on US 2 to Stevens Pass. Continue east for another 5.8 miles turning right into the […]

Riverview Wildlife Refuge –Quiet bird sanctuary on the Snohomish River

The trail follows the Snohomish River passing beneath the SR 9 bridge.

Quick Facts Location: City of Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish Department of Parks and Volunteer Programs Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation gain: minimal Difficulty: Easy Contact: City of Snohomish and Pilchuck Audubon Society Notes: Dogs must be on leash (and may not be allowed in the near future). Access:  From Everett head east on US 2 to […]