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Bike Hike Trails

Western Washington, bikepacking, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Hike and Bike Trails Western Washington is known for its precipitation and cascading waterfalls. The forces of nature unleash powerful storms from time-to-time washing out roads and access to remote areas. While some roads like the Suiattle River Road have been repaired […]

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Cape Flattery

Hiking trails, Western Washingtion, Olympic Pennisuala, Makah Reservation, Neah Bay On the furthest most northwestern corner of the Continental United States is Cape Flattery. A nature sanctuary and part of the Makah Reservation, this spectacular corner of the country has a short trail that unfolds within a half mile revealing rugged sea cliffs, sea life, […]

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60 Hikes 60 Miles: Seattle Guidebook Review

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle Western Washington is a special place with a wealth of scenic hiking opportunities. Welcome to the Best of the Northwest. With sea kayak access to the trailhead at Tillicum Village we hiked the Blake Island loop with co-author Bryce […]

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Pacific Northwest Cascade Volcanos

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. We are developing a comprehensive video for all the classic PNW volcanos. We are looking for video and GPS contributors please email info@botnw.com for more info. Pacific Northwest Volcanos □ Mount Rainier – 14,410 □ Mount Adams -12,276 □ Glacier Peak – 11,449 □ Mount Hood – 11,240 □ […]

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Hood Canal and Theler Wetlands Kitsap Pennisula

Explore ecosystems of Saltwater and Freshwater marshes with the help of the Education center and interpretive trails at the Theler Wetlands. Play & Learn. Park at the community center, check for year round activities happening here. Donations for trails and programs can be made at the trial head. Start down the Rock Wall Trail to […]

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“Hike” Lake Constance

The sign at the roadside Doswallips trail reads like a warning 3,400 feet gain in 2 miles.  Relentlessly steep, this is more of a rock scramble root grab “route” than trail in some places. From the Doswallips road trail find the Lake Constance Trailhead sign just past the bridge at 4.25 miles.  The beginning of […]

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