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

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 […]

Peshastin Pinnacles — Hike though a magical kingdom of rocky spires

Quick Facts: Location: Wenatchee River Valley near Leavenworth Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 1.5 miles Elevation gain: 400 feet Green Trails Maps: Leavenworth- No. 178 Contact: Peshastin Pinnacles State Park Notes: Discover Pass required; dogs must be leashed. Access: From Leavenworth follow US 2 east for 9 miles turning left onto North Dryden Road. […]

Hamilton Mountain — Breathtaking views from above Beacon Rock

Quick Facts: Location: Beacon Rock State Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 8.2 miles Elevation gain: 2,100 feet Difficulty: Moderately difficult Contact: Beacon Rock State Park  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S Good to Know: dog-friendly, snow […]

North Head Lighthouse–Hike to a headland at the mouth of the Columbia River

   Location: Cape Disappointment State Park, Long Beach Peninsula Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation gain: 300 feet Contact: Cape Disappointment State Park Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed Good to Know: kid-friendly, snow free winter hike, historic Access: From Kelso follow SR 4 west to Naselle. Turn left onto […]