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Pickets Traverse

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Traveling across jagged peaks inspiring the look of a Picket fence this extremely remote and rugged corner of the North Cascades demands commitment, advanced alpine skills and deep knowledge of the terrain with an adventurous attitude. Contribute Follow us to adventure.

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Tatoosh Traverse

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Tatoosh Traverse Connect Peaks Adjacent to Mount Rainier on trail and rock scrambles. Summit 12 summits in 10 miles Stevens, Unicorn, Foss, Castle, Pinnacle, Plummer, Denman, Lane, Wahpenayo, Chutla, and Eagle Peak, Border Peak. Contribute   Follow us to adventure.

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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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Top 10 Seattle Park Trails #11: Bonus NEW Maple Leaf Loop Trail

Recently finished in October 2013 the upper park is wrapped in a half-mile paved loop on the renovated water reservoir. The wide open views are ideal for keeping tabs on kids while circling the asphalt and concrete outer loop Winding gravel running trails weave in-between creating options for interesting loops. Cruise by basketball and pickle […]

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Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails #1: Discovery Park Outer Loop Trail

Hiking, Trail Running, Family-Friendly Trails Best of the NW. Ask a Seattleite what the biggest most spectacular park in the city is chances are they will reply “Discovery” without missing a beat. With dramatic open vistas from the south bluffs, descending the winding trails, through the woods to the rocky beach. The Discovery Park lighthouse […]

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