Double Bluff – Dog-friendly beach hiking on Whidbey Island

Quick Facts: Location: Whidbey Island Land Agency: Island County Parks, Washington State Parks, and the Washington DNR Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: Take State Ferry from Mulkiteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Continue north on SR 525 for 8.5 miles turning left onto Double Bluff Road. Proceed for 2.0 miles to road end […]

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. […]

Quinault Rainforest Loop — Easily accessible trail system through an Olympic Rainforest

Quick Facts: Location: Lake Quinault Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 500 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Detailed Information: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula 2nd Edition (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; dogs should on leash   Access: From Hoquiam travel north on US 101 for 35 […]

Cheam Lake Wetlands–Birding hotspot where the North Cascades meet the Fraser River

  Quick Facts: Location: Popkum, Fraser Valley Regional District, BC Land Agency: Fraser Valley Regional Parks Round Trip: 2.5 miles (4.0 km) roundtrip Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Fraser Valley Regional Parks Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Vancouver, BC follow Trans-Canada Highway 1 east to Exit 138 (12 miles /20 kilometers east of Chilliwack). Turn left […]