River View Quarry Trail─Trail along the Snohomish River is a cut above

Quick Facts: Location: Lord Hill Regional Park Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Access: From Monroe, exit SR 522 onto Main Street heading west and immediately coming to a roundabout. Bear right onto Tester Road and proceed 3.0 miles to a T-intersection just after passing under SR 522. Turn left and proceed to South […]

Old Sauk River Trail– Stroll along a Wild and Scenic River

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington, Land Agency: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 150 feet Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Forest or Interagency Pass required Access: Take Exit 208 off of I-5 following SR 530 […]

Japanese Gulch — Historic Ravine laced with trails

  Quick Facts: Location: Mukilteo Land Agency: Mukilteo Recreation Department Roundtrip: More than 7 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 500 feet Contact: Mukilteo Recreation Department Notes: Trail system is currently rough in places and unsigned. Access: From Everett, head west on Mukilteo Blvd (which becomes 5th Street in Mukilteo) for to parking and trailhead […]

Jay Lake — Solitude and camping at Wallace Falls State Park

Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley, US 2 Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 11.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,575 feet Green Trails Map:  Contact: Wallace Falls State Park  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed; Camping requires a permit-attain from park prior to trip. Access: From Everett, follow US 2 for 28 miles east […]