Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge– Delightful hiking on the delta

  Quick Facts: Location: Nisqually River Delta Land Agency: United States Fish and Wildlife Service Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Map: Refuge Map Notes: $3.00 per four adults entrance fee; or Interagency Passes accepted; dogs prohibited; Northern end of the Nisqually Estuary Trail is closed from October […]

Fortson Ponds –An old mill site on an emerging long distance trail

Quick Facts: Location: Darrington Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation gain: none Difficulty: Easy Contact: Snohomish County Parks  Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Notes: Dogs allowed on leash Access: From Exit 208 on I-5 (Arlington) travel east on SR 530 for 25.2 miles turning left onto Fortson Mill Road (near […]

Second Beach– Home to First Rate Scenery

  Quick Facts: Location: Olympic National Park Land Agency: Quileute Nation and National Park Service Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 310 feet Contact: Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center Green Trails Map: 99S Olympic Coast Beaches Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Forks follow US 101 north for 1.5 miles turning left onto State Route 110 (signed “Mora–La Push”). […]

Riverview Wildlife Refuge –Quiet bird sanctuary on the Snohomish River

Quick Facts Location: City of Snohomish Land Agency: Snohomish Department of Parks and Volunteer Programs Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation gain: minimal Difficulty: Easy Contact: City of Snohomish and Pilchuck Audubon Society Notes: Dogs must be on leash (and may not be allowed in the near future). Access:  From Everett head east on US 2 to […]