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Tag: biking

Iron Horse Trail in North Bend

Despite a lifetime of hiking in Washington, I’ve often not had this trail on my radar, except as a bike ride through the Snoqualmie tunnel further up the trail or access point for other hikes like Twin Falls or Cedar Butte. It’s great for those purposes, but this section...

Best Things to do in Vancouver Canada

Just north of us across the Canadian border is one of the best cities in the whole world! I’ve previously talked about the best things to do in Seattle and now it’s time to give our neighbor a turn in the spotlight. Vancouver makes a wonderful day trip or...

Visit Chief Seattle’s Grave by Bike or Car

Did you know that Seattle is the only major city in the United States named for a Native American? When white people came to this area, they called him Seattle because they were unable to pronounce is name, Si’ahl. He is buried near Seattle in Suquamish, which is about...

Snoqualmie Tunnel Bike Ride or Hike

The Snoqualmie Tunnel is an interesting and weird phenomenon to visit! I want to make sure it’s clear that riding a bike is NOT necessary to check it out. However, even though I’m not that big of a cyclist, I find biking to be the most enjoyable way to...

Ride a Bike to Alki Beach in Seattle

Alki Beach is one of my favorite places in Seattle and one of the best beaches in Washington State! You may have read about it in this post about outdoor activities in Seattle. It has a beautiful beach, good people watching, good views of boat traffic, views of the...

Outdoor Activities in Seattle

This article will talk about Outdoor Activities IN Seattle. Not near Seattle, not day trips from Seattle, actual outdoor activities right in the middle of the city! Seattle is uniquely positioned to provide lots of outdoor activities without leaving the city, with our inland waterways, beaches and forests open...

Lopez Island Bike Camping: Last minute camping!

It’s summer! Summer is awesome around here! One thing that is not so awesome about summer is crowded places and full campgrounds and limited options if you didn’t plan months ahead of time, and sometimes you just want to be spontaneous! Enter Lopez Island bike camping, the perfect solution...

Vashon Island Hiking (car free!)

Vashon Island is a wonderful, close to home (still in King County!) destination for a weekend (lots of vacation rentals) or a day trip any time of year! Vashon Island Hiking is a great car free option if you want to find a hike near Seattle you don’t have...

How to Avoid Crowds in National Parks

You’ve driven for hours, or days through cities and traffic an beautiful and solitary open roads and arrived at that iconic national park, ready to have your mind blown by the stunning beauty of nature, to breathe and smell fresh air and trees, and liven up your Instagram story....

Old Growth Forest in Seattle

Yes! You can find old growth forest in Seattle! Before white people came to the Pacific Northwest, old growth forests were everywhere (before extensive logging to power steam ships and for building). Today there are very few old growth trees left in Washington State and all are protected and...