Fort Steilacoom Park — Hike historic grounds to a scenic lake and stellar views of Mount Rainier

  Quick Facts: Location: Lakewood, Pierce County Land Agency: City of Lakewood Parks and Recreation Distance: more than 7.0 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 200 feet Contact: City of Lakewood Parks and Recreation Notes: Off-leash dog area and dogs permitted on leash elsewhere in park; park opened 7:30 to 9:00 or Sunset (whichever […]

Ranger Hole –Hike to a Historic fishing spot on the Duckabush

Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Round Trip: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 250 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Green Trails Map: Green Trails Olympic Mountains East 168S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required; Be sure to respect the privacy of any guests who may be staying in the […]

Boundary Bay Dyke Trail– Bundles of bald eagles, owls and shorebirds and breathtaking views of Mount Baker

Quick Facts: Location: BC Lower Mainland, Land Agency: Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area One Way: 10.4 miles (16.7 kilometers) Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area Notes: trail also open to stock and bikes: dogs permitted on leash but note dogs not allowed on shoreline trail in Mud Bay Park from Oct 15-Apr […]

River Trail (Blue Diamond Trail)–Easily accessible and little-known trail along White River

Quick Facts: Location: White River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Round Trip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet Contact: Washington State Parks Sno-Parks Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier 269SX Notes: Sno-Park Pass required; Dogs allowed on leash Access: From Enumclaw follow SR 410 for 33 miles turning left (just before Mount Rainier National […]