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3935 Hikes

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 6 ft.
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English Boom County Park is an all-season area that offers bird watching, beach combing, wildflowers and views of the Cascades. It is also a historical area with remnants of early logging operations for transporting logs by rail and water. There are picnic facilities and wheelchair-friendly boardwalks and a viewing platform. A short walk takes you through an estuary cut through with small channels. A small parking lot accommodates about ten vehicles which includes some spaces along the end of the road.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
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This small neighborhood park features a loop trail that winds through the forest behind the playground.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
1.4 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 400 ft.
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The Waterline Trail is part of the extensive trail network in the city of Newcastle. It connects to the May Valley Trail, passes by Lake Boren Park and ends at Newcastle Way with connections on to various other trails.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
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This is one of several hikeable sections of the old, original Columbia River Highway that spanned the Oregon side of the Gorge. After years of disuse as a highway, this paved trail is slowly being restored so hikers and cyclists can enjoy it.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
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This one-mile long rail trail in the City of Millwood, just east of Spokane.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
2.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 800 ft.
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Dishman Hills Natural Area's Goldback Spring Loop is located southeast of the main parking area at Camp Caro. The best way to access the Goldback Spring Loop is by combining a trip here with the Deep Ravine Loop.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
7.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 30 ft.
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A very rocky hike with breaks of sandy beach along a beautiful coast that's full of marine life between the towns of Oak Harbor and Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

 
7.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 4100 ft.
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This trail, on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge, weaves through old-growth Doug-firs and offers hikers a nice day hike, or access to longer backpacking loops.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.0 miles of trails
Gain: 110 ft.
Highest Point: 400 ft.
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Robinswood Community Park has a 10-acre wooded area with about 2 miles of hiking trails. The rest of the park includes a small pond, big grassy fields, dog parks, and sports fields. The park is also home to the Robinswood House. It's easily accessible from the surrounding neighborhoods, which includes Bellevue College.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 90 ft.
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The Eagle Trail is a grassy urban course on the Stillaguamish River dike from Haller Park to the Dike Road in the City of Arlington. Opened in 2011, it provides an opportunity for nature and wildlife viewing while wandering green space within the city limits and a designated area for dogs to romp and play.
 
 
 
2.3 miles, roundtrip
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The Highlands Trail forms a loop around the Highlands neighborhood in the city of Newcastle.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.5 miles of trails
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This 130-acre park in Kent contains a small lake and several walking trails. Visitors
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.5 miles, one-way
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This short trail heads down a forested ravine to a tidal inlet.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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The North Creek trail offers a quiet urban oasis that links the cities of Mill Creek, Bothell, and Everett. It's a wide, shaded path that leads from McCollum Park in Everett to the city center.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
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This Bainbridge Island park is popular with horseback riders and hikers due to its proximity to the main highway.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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The Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens were created to preserve two gardens during SeaTac Airport’s third runway project. To avoid demolition, the gardens were physically moved to their current location next to the North SeaTac Community Center.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 295 ft.
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A multi-use county park with a short system of rambling trails through native rhododendron forest in central Whidbey Island.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.25 miles, one-way
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This connector trail links Avondale Road to Hartman Park, Perrigo Heights Open Space Park, and connects to a trail that leads to Nike Neighborhood Park.
 
 
 
1.3 miles, one-way
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The Golf Course Trail is part of the trail network running through the residential town of Newcastle. This trail parallels Golf Club Road along a forested band.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.0 miles of trails
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 100 ft.
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Pritchard Park sits at the mouth of Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island, facing the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. With a network of upland trails and beachfront, this park offers numerous hiking opportunities that take visitors through natural Puget Sound landscapes as well as significant historical sites.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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The vast network of hiking trails offer longer rambles for adults as well as a short interactive loop for kids.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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This park sits at the northern tip of Dyes Inlet and just outside of the urban center of Silverdale. From the parking area a network of trails extends out through the forest.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.2 miles, roundtrip
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Small local park with large firs and a loop trail.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Vancouver Area

 
2.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 115 ft.
Highest Point: 105 ft.
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As the oldest non-Native American settlement in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver celebrates its long history more than most Washington cities. Experience many historic and scenic attractions in close proximity on this inviting urban loop.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
0.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 100 ft.
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This is a lovely trail year-round. If you don’t live in the area, it makes an excellent quick stop if you’re in the vicinity of the Hood Canal Bridge.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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Blyth Park lies along the Sammamish River in the City of Bothell. Hiking trails extend from this more developed area out through the woods and along the river. Some trails are more developed while others are impromptu social trails.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 330 ft.
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This simple trail next door provides a brief getaway into nature in the busy Factoria area. The Sunset Ravine trail is a short out-and-back path along the edge of a ravine through a greenbelt. It's easily accessible from the neighborhoods near Tyee Community Gym and Middle School. The other end of the trail is about two tenths of a mile from T-Mobile headquarters.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
65.0 miles of trails
Gain: 1785 ft.
Highest Point: 1785 ft.
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This park outside the city of Bellingham has 65 miles of trails and is popular with hikers and mountain bikers.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.5 miles of trails
Highest Point: 25 ft.
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This park sits at the southern end of Lake Washington in Renton. With a network of paved trails, it is a wonderful place to enjoy the lake and get some miles in.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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At first glance, this small neighborhood park may not seem to have any trails -- the playground and picnic tables are most prominent, as is the off-leash dog park.