Swan Lake and Butte–listen to the cry of the loon

Loons nest on Swan Lake.

Quick Facts: NOTE: Road to Swan Lake has been damaged due to winter storms and may not be open. Call Republic Ranger District for road status (509) 775-7400 Location: Colville National Forest, near Republic Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 3.1 miles Elevation gain: 360 feet Contact: Colville National Forest Notes: Dogs permitted on leash, but […]

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 […]

Snoquera Falls — A touch of the Yosemite Valley in Washington

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  Quick Facts: Location: White River Valley Land Agency:  Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 750 feet Contact: Snoqualmie Ranger District, Enumclaw office Green Trails Map: Greenwater no. 238 Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash Access: From Enumclaw, follow SR 410 east for 28 miles. Turn left onto Camp […]

Heybrook Lookout—Snowline prober above the Forks of the Wild Sky

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Quick Facts: Location: Near Index, Skykomish Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 850 feet Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 37 miles to trailhead located on north side of highway just after entering Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Good […]