trails

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Chatting with a PCT ‘Trail Angel’

These volunteers are heaven-sent

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6 Top Biking Trails in the PNW

These trails pave the way for cycling amongst walkers and runners—but not cars

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Best Alpine Lake Hikes

Three lovely hikes that offer stunning vistas and refreshing rewards at the end of the trail.

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Best Hikes into Old Growth Forest

Grove of the PatriarchsMount Rainier Difficulty: Easy; 1.5 miles round-trip, 50-foot elevation gain Location: About a two-hour drive from Seattle, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, via Enumclaw. Nearest town: Packwood, 14 miles. $15 park entrance fee; dogs prohibited; nps.gov  If you like your trees old—really old—this easy one-and-a-half-mile lollipop loop is a…

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Best Hikes to see Wildflowers

Two hikes boasting riotous wildflower displays and gorgeous mountain views.

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Best Hikes to See Color Change

Where to enjoy nature in Technicolor.

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Best Hikes to see Waterfalls

Twin Falls

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Best Hikes for Wildlife Spotting

Hike these trails to find owls and marmots and nearly 200 species of birds—oh my!