Second Beach– Home to First Rate Scenery

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  Quick Facts: Location: Olympic National Park Land Agency: Quileute Nation and National Park Service Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 310 feet Contact: Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center Green Trails Map: 99S Olympic Coast Beaches Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Forks follow US 101 north for 1.5 miles turning left onto State Route 110 (signed “Mora–La Push”). […]

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. […]

River Meadows Park─Wander along the Stillaguamish River

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Quick Facts: Location: South Fork Stillaguamish River, near Arlington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 150 feet Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access: From Exit 208 on I-5 head east on SR 530 to Arlington. One mile beyond junction with SR 9 (just after crossing the South […]