Fort Casey Historical State Park — Frolic through a fort, to a lighthouse, and on a pretty beach

  Quick Facts: Location: Whidbey Island Land Agency: Washington State Parks Round Trip: 1.8 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 90 feet Contact: Washington State Parks Recommended Resource: Urban Trails Everett (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs allowed on leash Access: From Mukilteo take ferry to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Then continue north […]

Little Cranberry Lake — A perfect complement hike to your Thanksgiving Day celebration

Quick Facts: Location: Anacortes-Fidalgo Island Land Agency: Anacortes Community Forest Lands Roundtrip: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet Access:  From Exit 230 on I-5 in Burlington, head west on SR 20 to junction with SR 20-Spur. Continue right on SR 20-Spur to Anacortes. At traffic light near old town, continue left on 12th Street (still SR 20-Spur and12th Street […]

Point Colville– Rugged coastal headland on Lopez Island

  Quick Facts: Location: Lopez Island Land Agency: San Juan Islands National Monument Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Contact: Bureau of Land Management  Detailed Information: Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Dogs permitted on leash; coastal cliffs—keep children nearby  Access: From Anacortes, take Washington State Ferry to Lopez Island Landing. Follow […]

Tom McCall Point─Legendary Columbia River Gorge Wildflower Display

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Oregon Nature Conservancy and Mayer State Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Notes: Dogs prohibited; Trail closed from Nov 1 through Apr 30 to limit tread damage. Practice Leave No Trace Principles Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Contact: Oregon […]