Balch Creek–Dramatic Ravine a Forest Park highlight

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Location: Forest Park, Portland, Oregon Land Agency: Portland Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 2.4 miles High Point: 425 feet Elevation gain: 300 feet Difficulty: easy Green Trails Map: Forest Park No 426S Contact: Contact/permits: Portland Parks and Recreation ; Forest Park Conservancy;  Notes: dogs must be leashed Access: From downtown Portland, follow NW Vaughn Street west […]

Whitehorse Trail East–Hike along the North Fork Stilly

Much of the Whitehorse Trail hugs the North Fork Stillaguamish River.

Quick Facts: Location: SR 530 Darrington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation gain: 120 feet Difficulty: Easy Contact: Snohomish County Parks Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway no. 111SX Notes: Dogs allowed on leash Access: From Exit 208 on I-5 (Arlington) travel east on SR 530 for 26.5 miles to Swede Heaven Road junction. […]

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 […]

Sherman Peak Loop– In general, the views are great

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Quick Facts: Location: Kettle River Range, Ferry County Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 1200 feet Contact: Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District Notes: Hunting season has begun, wear orange  Access: From Republic, head east on SR 20 for 16.8 miles to Sherman Pass. Turn left and follow access road .1 […]