Coldwater Lake– Saunter through a healing landscape exploding with wildflowers!

Quick Facts: Location: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact:  Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Green Trails Mount St Helens 332S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass (or interagency pass) required; No dogs; Trail open to bikes: Off trail travel prohibited Access:  From Castle Rock […]

Patterson Mountain — Bitterroot and Balsamroot and a bevy of other blossoms  

Quick Facts: Location: Methow Valley Land Agency: WA Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet Contact: WA Department of Natural Resources Green Trails Map: Sun Mountain, WA- No.83S Notes: Discover Pass Required Access:  From Winthrop head east on SR 20 for .6 mile immediately turning right onto Twin lakes Road. Follow for 3.0 miles turning right […]

Cloverdale Farm -Explore this future park on the Stilly

Quick Facts: Location: North Fork Stillaguamish River Valley near Arlington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 4.5 miles Elevation gain: 50 feet Difficulty: easy Contact: Snohomish County Parks Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. All farm buildings are closed to public. Access: From Exit 208 on I-5 head east on SR 530 for 4.0 miles to Arlington. Continue east on SR 530 for […]

Lowell Riverfront Trail—Out of industrial ashes a riverside trail and park are born

Quick Facts: Location: Lowell neighborhood, city of Everett Land Agency: Everett Parks and Recreation Contact: Everett Parks and Recreation Department Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: None Access: From Exit 192 on I-5 in Everett head east on 41st Street. Turn right (south) onto 3rd Ave and proceed for 1.2 miles to four-way stop. Turn left onto […]