Deception Falls National Recreation Area

Beautiful enough the be a destination on its own but short enough to be a quick add-on to other area hikes or a drive on the Cascade Mountain Loop. Most who stop here only take in the view of the falls, never realizing that the best part of Deception Falls NRA can be found on … Continue reading Deception Falls National Recreation Area

Larabee State Park – Fragrance Lake

The Fragrance Lake trail is one of many in a network of trails on Chuckanut Mountain and Larabee State Park. Somewhat steep, you get a good workout but will be too distracted by the beauty of the trail to really notice. If your child is up to the challenge of elevation gain, they can walk the … Continue reading Larabee State Park – Fragrance Lake

Iron Horse State Park, John Wayne Trail – Cedar Falls to Ragnar

The John Wayne trail is a 110+ mile long rail-to-trail conversion that begins at Cedar Falls, near Rattlesnake Lake, and gently climbs to Snoqualmie Pass before gently descending on the other side of the mountains, to the Columbia River and beyond. The westernmost 3.5 miles is a gentle stroll through beautiful forest with views of Mt … Continue reading Iron Horse State Park, John Wayne Trail – Cedar Falls to Ragnar