Notch Pass–Hike through history over Quilcene Ridge

Location: Quilcene Valley, Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District Olympic National Forest  Guidebook: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula (2nd Edition) Notes: Practice Leave No Trace Principles Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 1.5 miles turning right onto Penny Creek Road. After 1.5 […]

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 […]

Stacker Butte─Blossoming Queen of the Columbia River Gorge

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,150 feet Contact: Washington DNR Southeast Region Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs prohibited; Practice Leave No Trace Principles Recommended Resource: Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Green trails Map: Columbia River Gorge West No. 432S  Good […]

Crab Creek: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge–Come join the sandhill cranes for their festival!

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near Othello Land Agency: US Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtrip: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 40 feet Contact: Columbia National Wildlife Refuge Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Access: From Ellensburg take I-90 east to Exit 137. Then follow SR 26 for 25 miles east turning left onto SR 262. […]