Dosewallips State Park Loop — Hike back in time through a quiet forest

Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact: Dosewallips State Park  Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168SX Detailed Information: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Discover Pass required; Dog must be leashed Recommended Resource: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula  Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 12 […]

Yost Park– Slice of Nature in the heart of Edmonds

  Quick Facts: Location: Edmonds Land Agency: Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department Roundtrip: About 1.5 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 300 feet Contact: Edmonds Parks and Recreation Access: From Everett or Seattle take I-5 to Exit 179. Then head west on 220th Street SW for 2.1 miles. Turn right and head north on 96th […]

Priest Point Park─Make it your mission to hike this park

Quick Facts: Location: Olympia, Washington Land Agency: City of Olympia Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Notes: Dogs must be on a leash. Access:  From Lacey, follow I-5 south to Olympia taking Exit 105B to Plum Street. From Tumwater, follow I-5 north to Olympia taking Exit 105. Turn right onto Henderson […]

Ozette Triangle–Classic Olympic Coast Hike packed with surprises

Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Coast Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 400 feet Notes: National Park entry fee; dogs prohibited; coastal section can be difficult during high tides. Green Trails Map: Olympic Coast 99S Contact: Olympic National Park Access: From Port Angeles, follow US 101 west for 5 miles to SR 112. Continue on […]