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 […]

Squak Mountain East Ridge– discover the quiet Issaquah Alp

Quick Facts: Location: Issaquah Alps Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2000 feet Green Trails Map: Cougar Mountain/ Squak Mountain No. 203S Contact: Washington State Parks and Mountains to Sound Greenway Recommended Resource: Urban Trails Eastside  Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Good to Know: snow-free winter hike, trail less taken, dog-friendly (on-leash), kid-friendly, […]

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 […]

Greenbank Farm–Plow through an array of family and dog friendly trails

Quick Facts: Location: Whidbey Island Land Agency: Port of Coupeville Roundtrip: more than 4.0 miles of trails High Point: 300 feet Elevation gain: up to 280 feet Contact: Port of Coupeville Recommended Resource: Urban Trails Everett (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Some trails are open to equestrians; some trails are in an off-leash dog area Access: From Clinton Ferry Terminal on Whidbey […]