Turtlehead — It’s one shell of a view from this Turtleback Mountain summit

Quick Facts: Location: Orcas Island, San Juan Islands Land Agency: San Juan County Land Bank Roundtrip: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1295 feet Contact: San Juan County Land Bank Notes: Dogs permitted on leash; trail (partial) open to bikes (even days) and horses (odd days) Access: Take Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island. Then head […]

River Meadows Park─Wander along the Stillaguamish River

Quick Facts: Location: South Fork Stillaguamish River, near Arlington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access: From Exit 208 on I-5 head east on SR 530 to Arlington. One mile beyond junction with SR 9 (just after crossing the South […]

Corral Pass –Challenging snow shoe trip to high pass on Castle Mountain

  Quick Facts: IMPORTANT CLOSURE NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO SUMMER WILDFIRE DAMAGE THIS ROUTE AND SURROUNDING AREA WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2018. Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 11.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Maps:  Greenwater no. 238, Lester no. […]

Beaver Lake — Trail holds a “slough” of surprises

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 3.8 miles Elevation gain: 100 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Darrington, follow Mountain Loop Highway for 9.0 miles to trailhead […]