Entry to Washington State Parks Free This Weekend

Scamper up Mount Si for free! You know you want to.

Hikers (snow hikers?) take note: The state is waiving the day-use fee to use state parks for all three days this long MLK Day weekend. If you scamper off to Mount Si, Little Si, Twin Falls, West Tiger or Rattlesnake—or any other DNR trail—you won't need a Discover Pass ($10/day).

So it's a great weekend to try out one of these local trails, which are especially glorious in the snow (or rain) because: #1) wonderfully scenic and #2) wonderfully deserted!

Looking for laid-back? Hit Twin Falls, an easygoing 2 miles that pays off in big-time waterfall drama.

Want to feel the burn? Tackle our local "epic hike," Mount Si. Or just up go halfway, to the flats, and marvel at the old growth.

Want more suggestions? Use Washington Trails Association's handly online search tool.