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 […]

Millersylvania State Park─Amble among ancient trees just minutes from Olympia

Quick Facts: Location: Thurston County Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Contact: Washington State Parks Recommended Resource: Urban Trails Olympia  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs must be leashed. Access: From Olympia, head south on I-5 to Exit 99. Continue southeast on SR 121 for 4.2 miles. Turn right (west) into main […]

Dosewallips State Park Loop — Hike back in time through a quiet forest

Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Contact: Dosewallips State Park  Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168SX Detailed Information: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Discover Pass required; Dog must be leashed Recommended Resource: Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula  Access: From Quilcene drive US 101 south for 12 […]

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 […]