Index Town Wall –Steep and stunning hike above the Forks of the Sky

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Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley near Index Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,300 feet Green Trails Maps: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Contact: Washington State Parks  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 36 miles. Turn left onto North […]

Robe Canyon─Follow a silenced railroad into a thundering chasm

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Green trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 7.0 miles to trailhead located on your right, directly across from Forest Road 41. Park on […]

Nakashima Barn─Northern portal to long distance Centennial Trail

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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 […]

Mainline Trail—Hike through the heart of the Paradise Valley Conservation Area

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Quick Facts: Location: Maltby Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: minor ups and downs Access: From SR 522 in Maltby (5.0 miles east of Woodinville; 8.0 miles west of Monroe) head east on Paradise Lake Road for 1.7 miles to trailhead. Notes: Dogs must be on leash. Park open 7 am […]