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 […]

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 […]