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Tag: Washington State Parks

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...

Deception Pass Weekend Adventure

Deception Pass State Park is the most popular state park in Washington and it’s easy to see why. Close to our major populations center (about two hours from Seattle) and with ocean beaches, lakes and forest, spectacular sunsets, an iconic historic bridge and endless recreation opportunities, it’s easy to...

Ebey’s Landing Loop Hike on Whidbey Island

The Ebey’s Landing Loop hike is one of my favorite hikes in Washington State and one that I almost always take visitors on! It includes a ferry ride and/or a ride over a cool bridge (see how this fits into a fun day or weekend trip from Seattle here)....

May Valley Loop Hike Close to Seattle

The May Valley Loop Hike is a delightful 6 mile loop through the forest with just under 1000 feet of elevation gain on a very lightly traveled trail! The first couple of miles are fairly busy (lots of folks going up to Central Peak) but after that it seems...

Lake Easton Sno Park Snowshoeing and Skiing

Lake Easton Sno Park is my favorite all around place for cross country skiing on the I90 corridor close to Seattle. Some of the other sno parks are closer to Seattle, or have more challenges (I love Cabin Creek for practicing hills and turns) or better views (Amabilis mountain...

First Day Hike 2019

The first day hike tradition is a relaxing, beautiful and healthy way to start the new year! We’ve kept this tradition for many years and we always look forward to it. If you’re following along #getoutallwinter then you already have some ideas for how to get outside on New...