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 […]

Mount Spokane–Savor spectacular views from this prominent peak above Washington’s second city

Location: Mount Spokane State Park Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 6.0 miles High Point: 5,883 feet Elevation gain: 1,000 feet Difficulty: moderate Map: Mount Spokane State Park (Dharma Maps) Contact: Washington State Parks Note: Discover Pass Required; dogs permitted on leash Access: From Spokane, follow US 2 north 10 miles to Mead. Turn right […]

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 […]

Hoyt Beach–Shoreline of solitude at the Mouth of the Sekiu River

Location: Northwest Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles High Point: sea level Elevation gain: none Contact: Washington State Parks  Notes: Discover Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash Access: From Port Angeles, head west of US 101 for 5 miles. Turn right onto SR 112 and follow west for 46 miles to Clallam […]