The Taylor River Trail

Middle Fork

Taylor River Trail: River Rapids & Waterfalls

The Taylor River Trail. The hike begins at the 1,100 foot level and climbs to 1,700 feet over the next five miles, while following along the Taylor River. There are three waterfalls along the way with the largest being Big Creek Falls, five miles into the hike. - Full Details and Photos -

Middle Fork - Snoqualmie River Trail. Perfect for winter, here's an annual trek we do in February. It offers lots of greenery, a little up and down - yet small elevation gain - it opens to occasional views and generally follows along the river. - Full Details and Photos -

Rattlesnake Ledge

Rattlesnake Ledge & East Peak. The view from here is spectacular as it overlooks Rattlesnake Lake, Cedar River watershed, Mount Washington, Mount Si, Chester Morse Lake and up and down the Snoqualmie River Valley. - Full Details and Photos -

Cougar Mountain Wilderness Peak Loop Trail. Here's another relatively snow-free trail that is close to the city and yet surprisingly unpopulated...and you'll find yourself deep into a dense forest, with rambling creeks always within earshot. - Full Details and Photos -

Cougar Mountain Red Town Trailhead. On this February day, we decide to hike to the Coal Creek Falls and begin the journey at the Red Town trailhead. Wintertime is the best at viewing the falls in full rapids down the rocks. - Full Details and Photos -

Skookum Flats Trail. It's mid-January, the skies are its usual winter shade of gray and there's the threat of light showers. So we grab the rain gear and caps and head out for the Skookum Flats Trail along the White River, just outside of Mount Rainier National Park. - Full Details and Photos -

Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island

Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island. Snows are deep now in the mountain's higher elevations, so with hiking boots instead of snow shoes or skis, we drive up I-5 and grab the Mukilteo ferry to Whidbey Island and hike the Ebey's Landing Loop Trail. - Full Details and Photos -

Cedar Butte Trail. A quick drive from Seattle and since it begins at only about 1,000 feet in elevation, it's a year-round hike to enjoy. There could be snow at times during some seasons, but usually quite manageable for any decent, waterproof hiking boot. - Full Details and Photos -

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail. A nice stroll through old growth forest. This trail is short, under a mile, with interpretive signs along the way. The trail also features bridges, boardwalks and sitting benches - along with the abundance of greenery. - Full Details and Photos -

Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island

Barclay-Stone-Eagle Lakes. The next new trails page will be a three-lake hike near Baring. - A Gradual Rollout

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