Hikes at this time of year can be tricky: Higher elevations are likely still buried in snow. Fallen trees or rocks may block passage. But...
Where to stretch your legs and explore the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, from Poo Poo Point to the Pacific Crest Trail.
Take an easy hike to a beaver pond teeming with wildlife, then kick back with a cold one at a new outpost of a favorite...
A straightforward, short and steep hike that offers beautiful views of volcanoes and wildflowers, the Umtanum Ridge Crest Trail is worth a sweaty slog through...
A day hike to the Columbia Basin is a perfect escape from Western Washington’s fickle spring weather.
A Hike and a Happy Hour: Walk the beach to Dungeness lighthouse, then stop for cider on the way home
Dungeness Spit hike offers dramatic views of water and mountains, and Chimacum’s bucolic Finnriver Cidery is a perfect spot to wind down.
A close-to-home cruiser of a hike winds through a moist forest and leads to relics of the past.
Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center offers many opportunities to learn about and see the eagles, which have migrated to feast on salmon. Also: Where...
Air out cobwebs and shed December pounds at these Western Washington water sites.
Embrace the rain and enjoy uncrowded time in the forest.
Washington’s high lakes offer fresh scenery, and you might be the only angler on the water.
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