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It's a great spot for a 2.5 mile walk any time of year, and in the summer draws joggers, rollerbladers, volleyball players, beachcombers, sunbathers, bicyclists and strollers out to enjoy the sun.
Anderson Lake State Park is a remote day use park of cedar, fir and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes. Surrounded by 410 wooded and wetland acres, the park slopes down to the 70-acre Anderson Lake and abounds with birds and wildlife.
Bells Mountain Trail begins about .2 miles in from Moulton Falls Park. Its hightest point neart he north end is about 1500 feet. The trail goes through fir and alder forests with glimpses of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams.
The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail is a 10' wide, 8 mile path along an abandoned railroad line, with 13 bridges crossing Paradise Creek. Ride your bike or rollerblade all the way to Moscow!
At the junction, take the short ½ mile side trail to a view point directly below the upper Bridal Veil Falls. You will be impressed.
The route to Camp Muir gives hearty hikers a small taste of what alpine climbers experience. The trail stretches high up the flank of Rainier, toward the upper mountain where alpine climbers play.
Reaching the most northwestern point in the lower United States just got easier for thousands of people.
This trail provides the shortest and easiest access in the park to the alpine environment. As a result, Cascade Pass is the most popular day hike in the national park and can be quite busy on summer weekends.
The Cascade Trail runs 22.5 miles in length and connects Sedro-Woolley and Concrete. Take time to sit and enjoy the Skagit River from one of the ten benches on the trail.
The trail contains interpretive signs and 42 historical sites, most of which remain unmarked. Traveling west from the state line, one passes the site of the first bridge built over the Spokane River in 1864.
Surrounded by irrigated cropland, this area is characterized by a tapestry of rugged cliffs, deep coulees and canyons, lakes, wetlands and shrub-steppe.
The Colville National Forest disproves the widely held notion that Washington state lies flat east of the Cascade Mountains. Its 1.1 million acres in the northeast corner roll like the high seas.
The site is one of breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular view of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges.
Extensive meadows are crowned by glacial peaks. The short, steep trail to the pass is anything but "easy." The views, however, are your reward: panoramic vistas of Fisher Basin and Mounts Logan, Fisher, and Arriva.
Enjoy the beauty and diversity of 600 acres of old growth Douglas firs, with mature western hemlock, Sitka spruce and western red cedar trees. Hike through five distinct ecosystems within a radius of just one mile.
Whether you seek solitude, social activity, creative inspiration, wildlife, forest products or scenic beauty, you can find it in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. We invite you to enjoy the many different aspects of your National Forest.
This is, perhaps, one of the easiest hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, but one of the most memorable because it's like entering a magical kingdom.
It is a very popular day hike, but also makes a nice overnight backpack trip and is an access route for climbers headed off into the Eldorado and Triad area.
Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year.
The park offers more than 100 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trail along the route of a historic railroad. Winter sport opportunities are available.
It provides superb opportunities to view birds, rock formations and waterfalls, along with offering picnicking stops, extensive waterfront access and a children's play center.
The pristine waters of this deep, glacially carved lake make it an ideal destination for those in search of natural beauty.
Lake Quinault is owned by the Quinault Indian Nation and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking, and biking.
The park includes diverse natural wetlands, a large great blue heron rookery and the salmon-bearing Issaquah Creek. The park has one of the largest freshwater beaches in the greater Seattle area.
Perched in a spectacular basin at the base of Mount Pilchuck's sheer northern face, sparkling Lake Twentytwo is a stunning sight.
The park is part of the Willapa Bay Water Trail. A variety of migratory birds can be seen from fall through spring, including shovelers, brants, pintails, buffleheads and sooty shearwaters.
Lime Kiln Point is a 36-acre day-use park set on the west side of San Juan Island. The park is considered one of the best places in the world to view whales from a land-based facility. Orca whales are common in the waters off Lime Kiln.
A covered viewpoint provides a spectacular look at the Skagit Valley, San Juan Islands, Olympic Mountains and the tulip fields. The north viewpoint opened in the spring of 2005 with a spectacular view of Mount Baker.
In honor of the commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the combined vision and hard work of a consortium of cities & public agencies has been involved in construction of Discovery Trail since Fall, 2002.
The park affords a wonderful front row view of steelhead leaping up the falls.
After a short distance, you will find the quiet "sit and listen" area which is dedicated to Dr. Sharpe, the designer of the interpretive trail design. The benches were made from trees which fell in the 2006 winter storms.
Some of the trails wander through the old growth forest while others offer views down into the McCormick Creek canyon.
This 387-acre park is located at the confluence of the East Fork of the Lewis River and Big Tree Creek, and boasts two waterfalls and an arch bridge more than three stories high.
Climbing season usually begins in late June and goes through early September.
The park's most notable feature is a fire lookout building that sits atop the mountain. The fire lookout is on the National Historic Building register and has five interpretive plaques which identify the mountains seen from the building.
Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers.
As you explore the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest you will rediscover nature on a personal level. We have a little of everything to accommodate the most experienced outdoor enthusiast to the beginning hiker.
Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Contemplate waterfalls cascading into deep valleys. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades. These mountains are calling for you.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is most noted for a wide range of recreation opportunities. There truly is "something for everyone" who likes to have fun in the outdoors.
The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) traverses approximately 130 miles of lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca.