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The Great Outdoors: North Cascades National Park

Hiking, swimming, camping, eating, and wine tasting: Get out to our hidden gem of a national park and lakeside retreat.

08/01/2013 By Allison Williams

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Try This Trail: Skyline Divide

Don't just stare at the flowers—look up while you're on this Mount Baker-area trail. You wouldn't want to miss that view.

07/12/2013 By Craig Romano

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Oh Go Jump in a Lake

Hike a little, float a little: Six trails that lead to swimmable lakes.

07/08/2013 By Allison Williams

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Try This Trail: Soda Peaks Lake

Head south to the site of an old mineral springs resort.

06/25/2013 By Craig Romano

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Try This Trail: Ingalls Creek

Boot up for a deep valley, a bubbly creek, and maybe even remnants of an old mine.

05/21/2013 By Craig Romano

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Try This Trail: Bob Heirman Wildlife Preserve at Thomas' Eddy

Hey look, we found swan lake.

01/31/2013 By Craig Romano

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Try This Trail: Ebey’s Landing

Whidbey Island's little spit is a (sometimes) dry winter wonderland.

01/04/2013 By Craig Romano

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Trail of the Month: Ellis Cove

The Ellis Cove trail in Olympia offers a glimpse of the landscape as it appeared in the 1800s.

11/28/2012 By Craig Romano

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Try This Trail: Index Town Wall

Aim high and be careful—this is one steep cliff.

11/26/2012 By Craig Romano

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Try This Trail: Twisp Pass

The hills are afire—with fall colors, not actual fire.

10/23/2012 By Craig Romano

Hikes

Catch Sweeping Views From Atop San Juan Island's Mount Finlayson

Carve out an afternoon for this gentle hike on the island's southern tip.

10/08/2012 By Craig Romano

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Try This Trail: Tiffany Mountain

From atop Tiffany Mountain, get the best views of the Cascade Crest and Columbia Plateau.

09/19/2012 By Craig Romano

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Try This Trail: Sourdough Ridge

It's one sweet view from an underused trail on Mount Rainier's north side.

08/28/2012 By Craig Romano

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Trail of the Month: Silver Star Mountain

From atop Silver Star Mountain, get the best view of four volcanoes—Mounts Hood, Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens

08/21/2012

Mountain Time

Mount Rainier Camp Is Getting a Makeover

Halfway up the state's highest mountain, Camp Muir will become a little less industrial.

08/02/2012 By Allison Williams

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Where to Buy Hiking Maps

Where you can (and can't) find topographical maps for your next outdoor adventure.

08/01/2012 By Allison Williams

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Try This Trail: Melakwa Lake

There’s buzz around this alpine destination—both the good and bad kind.

07/19/2012 By Craig Romano

Trails

Try This Trail: Ed’s Trail on Silver Star Mountain

It’s wildflower season near Vancouver (no, the other one).

06/25/2012 By Craig Romano

Travel Ideas

Where to Go for Hot Springs

Put on your bathing suit and sit awhile.

05/29/2012 By Jessie Wesley

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Park Trails You Don’t Know

The best hiking trails you don’t know in Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams