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 […]

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 […]

Swauk Forest Discovery Trail—Golden forest beneath the Diamond Head

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Quick Facts: Location: Blewett Pass Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 350 feet Green Trails Map: Wenatchee/ Mission Ridge, WA- No 211S Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Access: From Cle Elum follow WA 970 east for 7.0 miles to US 97. Continue north on US 97 for 14.0 […]

Evergreen Mountain—short and easy hike in the Wild Sky

View north of Frog Mountain and the Monte Cristo Range.

Quick Facts: Location: Wild Sky Wilderness near Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Access: From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 miles (just past Skykomish) turning left onto Beckler River Road (FR 65). Continue 12.6 miles to a five-way junction at Jack Pass. Take […]