Little Cranberry Lake — A perfect complement hike to your Thanksgiving Day celebration

Quick Facts: Location: Anacortes-Fidalgo Island Land Agency: Anacortes Community Forest Lands Roundtrip: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet Access:  From Exit 230 on I-5 in Burlington, head west on SR 20 to junction with SR 20-Spur. Continue right on SR 20-Spur to Anacortes. At traffic light near old town, continue left on 12th Street (still SR 20-Spur and12th Street […]

Chuckanut Ridge — Follow a rough and tumble ridge to sweeping viewpoints

Quick Facts: Location: Chuckanut Mountains Land Agency: Whatcom County Parks and Washington State Parks Round Trip: 10.8 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: 2000 feet Contact: Whatcom County Parks Recommended Resource: Urban Trails Bellingham (Mountaineers Books) Detailed map: Square One Maps Chuckanut Recreation Area Notes: Dogs allowed on leash Access: From Bellingham follow I-5 south to Fairhaven […]

Frenchman Coulee — This Canyon above the Columbia River C’est magnifique!

Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 100 feet Contact: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Columbia Basin Wildlife Area (Moses Lake) Notes: Discover Pass required Detailed Source: Day Hiking Eastern Washington (Mountaineers Books) Access: Follow I-90 to Exit 143 and head north […]

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 […]