Sun Top — snowshoe to a historic lookout in the shadows of Mount Rainier

Quick Facts: Location: White River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation gain: 3,050 feet Contact: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Map: Green Trails Maps – Greenwater no. 238 Notes: Sno-park Pass required. Route is non-groomed and shared with skiers (do not snowshoe on groomed ski trail). Beyond the upper […]

North Creek Park─Enjoy being “bogged” down for the holidays

Quick Facts: Location: Mill Creek Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 30 feet Access: From I-5 Exit 183 follow 164th Street SE east to SR 527. Turn south and follow SR 527 to 183rd Street SE. Turn right (west) and proceed for a 0.5 mile to park entrance on right. Alternatively take […]

Heart O’ the Forest Trail─Peaceful path in the shadow of Hurricane Ridge

Quick Facts: Location: Heart O’ the Hills Campground Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Notes: Dogs prohibited, National Park Entry fee. Green Trails Map: Elwha North/ Hurricane Ridge No-134S Access: From Olympic National Park Visitors Center in Port Angeles, follow Hurricane Ridge Road (aka Heart O’ the Hills Parkway) south. Continue 5.4 miles turning left into […]

Al Borlin Park – Serene scenery along the Skykomish River

Quick Facts: Location: City of Monroe Land Agency: Monroe Parks and Recreation Department Roundtrip: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: Minimal Notes: Dogs must be on leash; Trail is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain. Access: From Everett follow US 2 east to Monroe. Turn right onto SR 203 (Lewis Street). Proceed past Main Street traffic lights and within a short […]