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Sometimes, a long drive to the trailhead just isn't in the cards. But luckily, Washington is home to many urban and close-in greenspaces that are available for exploration.

Sometimes, a long drive to the trailhead just isn't in the cards. But luckily, Washington is home to many urban and close-in greenspaces that are available for exploration.

Walking Through Past and Present

The Redlining Heritage Trail offers a path to understanding, strength and empowerment. By Emi Okikawa

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Wastewater Treatment Trails: These Hikes Don't Stink

Want to visit one of the most underrated destinations for year-round hiking? Check out your local wastewater-treatment plant. No, really.

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Prescribing the Power of Parks

A new program in Whatcom County is helping doctors prescribe outdoor exercise to their patients | by Jessi Loerch

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Escape to Nature Close to Home

Where to find solace in natural areas, even when the snow keeps you from the wilderness.

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The Beauty and Power of Urban Forests

Apart from the pleasure of a green view, there are many tangible benefits associated with urban forests, including improved mental and physical health, economic advantages and community health, all of which affect each other | by Keiko Betcher

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Spokane

These are some of the best hikes near Spokane that will allow you to spend more time on trail than in your car.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Vancouver

From stunning views and the cascading waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge to wide-open reaches of grasslands and marshes, Vancouver and Portland couldn't be more perfectly situated for reaching some incredible Washington trails in no time.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Bellingham

From the lofty heights of the Chuckanuts to beach-combing on Padilla Bay, Bellingham is just minutes from an incredible diversity of trails.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Seattle

These are some of the best hikes near Seattle that will allow you to spend more time on trail than in your car.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Tacoma

These are some of the best hikes near Tacoma that will allow you to spend more time on trail than in your car.

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