Boundary Bay Dyke Trail– Bundles of bald eagles, owls and shorebirds and breathtaking views of Mount Baker

Quick Facts: Location: BC Lower Mainland, Land Agency: Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area One Way: 10.4 miles (16.7 kilometers) Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area Notes: trail also open to stock and bikes: dogs permitted on leash but note dogs not allowed on shoreline trail in Mud Bay Park from Oct 15-Apr […]

Christmas Lake and Cedar Butte- Bad tidings and spelling

Quick Facts: Location: Snoqualmie Valley near North Bend Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Green Trails Map: Rattlesnake Mountain Upper Snoqualmie Valley 205S Access: From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 in North Bend turning right (south) onto 436th Ave SE which soon becomes Cedar Falls Road. Follow for 3.1 […]

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, […]

Fort Casey Historical State Park — Frolic through a fort, to a lighthouse, and on a pretty beach

  Quick Facts: Location: Whidbey Island Land Agency: Washington State Parks Round Trip: 1.8 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 90 feet Contact: Washington State Parks Recommended Resource: Urban Trails Everett (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs allowed on leash Access: From Mukilteo take ferry to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Then continue north […]