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Dirty Harry’s Balcony and Peak

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails.   Dirty Harry’s Balcony and Peak Trail Mountains to Sound Greenway I90 Do you feel lucky Punk, do ya? Don’t risk getting towed, be sure to park before crossing the gate towards the State Fire Training Center. Walk the first half mile up Grouse Ridge […]

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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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Cougar Mountain Trails & Coal Creek Natural Area

Seattle hiking trails, best of the NW trail running, year-round trails Cougar Mountain Trails Issaquah Alps I90 Greenbelt Year-round trail access on a well-maintained trail system through lush forest makes Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park a popular close-by outing for the Seattle Metropolitan area. Boasting 35 miles of interconnected trails has varied terrain to appeal […]

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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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