Bowl and Pitcher, Riverside State Park

Fall Hikes in Eastern Washington

As the fall season approaches Seattle with its wet weather and dreary clouds, consider crossing over the Cascade Mountain passes to unveil a diverse landscape vastly different than the lush Peninsula. Often more sunny and dry, these high desert plateaus stretch beyond the eye with geological...

5 Low-Elevation Hikes to Do Year-Round

Just because the days have gotten shorter and cooler doesn’t mean it's time to hang up your hiking boots for the year.In fact, the Seattle area is home to miles and miles of low-elevation trails that can be hiked all year long. From meandering river...

Best Date Hikes Near Seattle

You can really get to know someone on the hiking trail — the lack of distraction, the sharing of adventure, the experience of making memories.Which is why hitting the trail can make for a great date night — or day. Whether you're just building your...

Hidden Gems in Olympic National Park

In 1937, President Theodore Roosevelt toured the Olympic Peninsula in northwestern Washington. He took in the area’s towering trees, its glaciated mountains, its wild and pristine coastal stretches. Roosevelt spent a night on Lake Crescent, where blue, nitrogen-free water sparkles with unmatched clarity.The following year,...