Nakashima Barn─Northern portal to long distance Centennial Trail

05.A Centennial Trail Nakashima

Quick Facts Location: SR 9 just south of Skagit County line Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: Minimal Access: From Arlington (junction of SR 530-SR 9), follow SR 9 north for 7.6 miles turning left into park. Proceed .1 mile to parking area. Notes: Dogs must be on leash. Contact: Snohomish […]

Lowell Riverfront Trail—Out of industrial ashes a riverside trail and park are born

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Quick Facts: Location: Lowell neighborhood, city of Everett Land Agency: Everett Parks and Recreation Contact: Everett Parks and Recreation Department Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Exit 192 on I-5 in Everett head east on 41st Street. Turn right (south) onto 3rd Ave and proceed for 1.2 miles to four-way stop. Turn left onto […]

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. […]