Barlow Point–Little known lookout site on Mountain Loop Highway

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Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.5 miles High Point: 3,222 feet Elevation gain: 850 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA- No. 111 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest  Note: Northwest Forest Pass or Inter-agency Pass required Access: From Granite Falls, […]

Arlington Airport Trail–Come Fly with Me on a walk around an historic airport

Members of the Arlington Running Club
frequently train on the Airport Trail.

Quick Facts: Location: Arlington Land Agency: City of Arlington Roundtrip: 5.5 miles Elevation gain: 50 feet Difficulty: Easy Contact: Arlington Airport Commission Notes: Dogs must be on leash Access:  From Everett, head north on I-5 to Exit 206. Continue east on SR 531 (172nd Street NE) for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto 59th Avenue NE and […]

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. […]