Index Town Wall –Steep and stunning hike above the Forks of the Sky

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Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley near Index Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,300 feet Green Trails Maps: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Contact: Washington State Parks  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 36 miles. Turn left onto North […]

The Hummocks — Hike through the former heart of Mount St. Helens

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Quick Facts: Location: Spirit Lake Highway, Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 250 feet Contact: Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass (or interagency pass) required; dogs prohibited; off trail travel prohibited. Practice Leave No Trace […]

Beaver Lake Loop–wetland wonderland on Lord Hill

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Location: Lord Hill Park near Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.2 miles High Point: 650 feet Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: easy Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs must be on leash; Map available online Access:  From Everett, head east on US 2 for 8.0 miles and take 88th Street SE Exit. Turn right […]