Catherine Creek Rock Arch–A touch of Utah in the Northwest!

Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Roundtrip: 2.3 miles Elevation gain: 370 feet Difficulty: Easy Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Be aware or ticks and poison oak. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Good to Know: kid-friendly, dog-friendly […]

Tucannon River– Riverside trail will have you singing the Blues

  Quick Facts: Location: Blue Mountains Land Agency: Umatilla National Forest Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 500 feet Contact: Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District Detailed Information: Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Dayton, head east on Patit Road for 14 miles turning left onto Hartsuck Grade following […]

Notch Pass–Hike through history over Quilcene Ridge

Location: Quilcene Valley, Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District Olympic National Forest  Guidebook: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula (2nd Edition) Notes: Practice Leave No Trace Principles Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 1.5 miles turning right onto Penny Creek Road. After 1.5 […]

Quinault Rainforest Loop — Easily accessible trail system through an Olympic Rainforest

Quick Facts: Location: Lake Quinault Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 500 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Detailed Information: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula 2nd Edition (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; dogs should on leash   Access: From Hoquiam travel north on US 101 for 35 […]