Big Ditch─Dig in for some excellent swan and snow geese viewing

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Quick Facts Location: Skagit Bay, Stanwood Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Exit 212 on I-5 head west on SR 532 for five miles to the town of Stanwood. Turn right onto the Pioneer Highway and proceed for 2.6 miles to the junction with the Old […]

Big Gulch─New trails and surprises in Mukilteo’s deep ravines

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Quick Facts Location: Mukilteo Land Agency: Mukilteo Parks and Recreation Contact: Mukilteo Recreation Department Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Access: From Everett follow SR 526 to SR 525. Turn left (south) on SR 525 and drive .5 mile to 92nd Street. Turn right and then immediately turn left into the 92nd Street Park parking area. […]

 Iceberg Point — Maritime scenery will leave you frozen in astonishment

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Quick Facts:  Location: San Juan Islands National Monument Land Agency: Bureau of Land Managment Roundtrip: 3.8 miles Elevation gain: 380 feet Contact: San Juan Islands National Monument, Spokane District Office BLM Notes: Dogs permitted on leash; do not park beyond Agate Beach Park; access is via private property which owners have generously granted permission—stay on […]

River Trail–Big maples and hidden Snohomish riverfront at Lord Hill

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  Quick Facts: Location: Snohomish Valley Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 5.2 miles Elevation gain: 650 feet Contact: Snohomish County Parks  Map: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs permitted on leash Good to know: Dog-friendly, kid-friendly, snow-free winter hike, good trail running Access:  From Everett follow US 2 to SR 9. Head south on SR 9 and […]