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2016 Year In Review – Best of the NW

2016 What a year! Plenty of political turmoil and deaths of way too many rock stars. Fortunately we have the trails to help free our minds and spirits. Some accomplishments from the past year: •  Featured three times on the Seattle Times web site – Washington’s Best Family Friendly Trails – Seattle’s Top 10 City […]

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Old Robe Trail

Washington State Trails, hiking, trail running, family friendly trails. Difficulty – I Easy, Family Friendly Trails Seasons – Lowlands, All Year Cumulative Vertical Gain – 200′ Miles – 3.5 out and Back Passes – Park along side road, no pass required, Granite Falls City Park   The 100 year old abandoned railway grade punished and […]

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Washington’s best family-friendly trails on SeattleTimes.com

Western Washington, hiking, trail running, climbing, Best of the NW Seattle City Park year-round trails.  It’s Saturday morning, your kids are just waking up, you’ve got a full day of freedom ahead of you, and you’re stuck with that same dilemma every family seems to face every weekend. What to do? Nearly 50 percent of […]

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Top 10 Seattle Park Trails on SeattleTimes.com

Western Washington, hiking, trail running, climbing, Best of the NW Seattle City Park year-round trails. Summertime in Seattle offers many nearby cures for a case of “the Indoors.” Symptoms of this can include frequent utterings of “I’m bored”; glassy eyes from too much screen time; and sibling squabbling over who gets more space on the […]

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Ashland Lakes Walt Bailey Trail and Cutthroat Lakes

Washington State Trails, hiking, trail running, adventure routes. Take a short family friendly day hike to Ashland Lakes or a more challenging hike to Walt Bailey Trail and Cutthroat Lakes. Or take the high adventure route connecting the two over Bald Mountain. Mountain Loop Highway 530 Not far past the ever-crowded trail head of Lake […]

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Top 10 Seattle Park Trails #12: Bonus NEW West Duwamish Trail

Between the more developed trails off South Seattle Community College and Westcrest park a series of trails on the eastern hillsides cross steep ravines through rugged forest on this West Seattle trail system. At 180 acres the West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest in the city – 6 miles end to end. The West Duwamish […]

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