Yost Park– Slice of Nature in the heart of Edmonds

  Quick Facts: Location: Edmonds Land Agency: Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department Roundtrip: About 1.5 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 300 feet Contact: Edmonds Parks and Recreation Access: From Everett or Seattle take I-5 to Exit 179. Then head west on 220th Street SW for 2.1 miles. Turn right and head north on 96th […]

Priest Point Park─Make it your mission to hike this park

Quick Facts: Location: Olympia, Washington Land Agency: City of Olympia Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Notes: Dogs must be on a leash. Access:  From Lacey, follow I-5 south to Olympia taking Exit 105B to Plum Street. From Tumwater, follow I-5 north to Olympia taking Exit 105. Turn right onto Henderson […]

Boulder River─ walk among crashing waterfalls and through primeval forest

Quick Facts Location: Boulder River Wilderness, near Darrington Land Agency: National Forest Service Round trip: 9.6 miles Elevation Gain: 750 feet Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Arlington follow SR 530 for 20 miles. Just beyond Milepost 41 near a subdivision turn right onto FR 2010 and continue for 3.7 miles to trailhead. Contact: […]

Northern State Recreation Area- A favorite haunted hiking haunt

Quick Facts: Location: Skagit Valley Land Agency: Skagit County Parks Round Trip: more than 5 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 150 feet Contact: Skagit County Parks and Recreation Guidebook source: Urban Trails Bellingham (Mountaineers Books) Notes: dogs permitted on leash; trails shared by mountain bikers Access: From Exit 232 on I-5 drive Cook Road […]