Discovery Trail – Follow Lieutenant Clark along the Long Beach Peninsula

Quick Facts: Location: Long Beach Peninsula Land Agency: Washington State Parks and others Roundtrip: 8.2 miles on way Elevation Gain: 200 feet Contact: Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau Access: For the southern trailhead, follow US 101 to Ilwaco. Turn left onto Elizabeth Ave and after two blocks turn right onto Howerton Ave. Park on Howerton Ave. Trail begins […]

Fletcher Canyon– Explore a rugged rift in the Quinault Ridge

  Quick Facts: Location: Colonel Bob Wilderness Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1100 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Green Trails Map: Mt Christie No. 166, Access: From Hoquiam, travel north on US 101 for 38 miles turning right onto South Shore Road. Then proceed for 11.4 miles to trailhead. […]

Mildred Lakes — Brutal trail to a placid trio of backcountry lakes  

Quick Facts: Location: Mount Skokomish Wilderness Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2925 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Hoodsport travel north on US 101 north for 13.7 miles turning left onto FR 25 […]

Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake — Take a “rhody trip” to an historic mine

  Quick Facts: Location: Buckhorn Wilderness, Olympic National Forest Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene, Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168SX Notes: Wilderness regulations apply Access: From Discovery Bay (Jct SR 20 and US 101), drive no US 101 north and turn […]