Camping and Hiking

June 20, 2014 6:24 PM
Find serenity, soaring views—and a sweet workout—on these 20 spectacular trails.
June 21, 2013 9:00 PM
Summer's a time for soaking it all in, eating every single thing at its absolute peak freshness, staying out late to watch the sun set...
April 1, 2013 8:49 PM
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March 18, 2013 12:53 AM
I remember the excitement of 50 years ago, when Seattle hosted a Space Age world’s fair visited by astronauts, and President John F....
June 19, 2012 9:46 PM
1. For those whose hikes are usually of the urban variety, Eddie Bauer’s new Trailhead Pack is all business, with a laptop pocket, and a...
June 18, 2012 9:04 PM
Lake SereneMount Index Difficulty: Moderate; 7.2 miles round-trip, 2,000-foot elevation gain Location: About 90 minutes...
June 16, 2012 1:12 AM
Mount ConstitutionOrcas Island Difficulty: Moderate to difficult; 6.7 miles round-trip, 1,490-foot elevation gain. Or easy; a scant...
June 16, 2012 1:10 AM
Grove of the PatriarchsMount Rainier Difficulty: Easy; 1.5 miles round-trip, 50-foot elevation gain Location: About a two-hour...
June 16, 2012 1:06 AM
Sourdough Ridge TrailSunrise, Mount Rainier Difficulty: Easy; 2.5 miles, 400-foot elevation gain Location: Two hours from Seattle...
June 16, 2012 1:03 AM
Heather MeadowsNear Mount Baker Difficulty: Easy; .5 mile, mostly level and paved Location: About two and a half hours from Seattle...
June 16, 2012 1:01 AM
Twin Falls State ParkNear North Bend Difficulty: Moderate; 3 miles round-trip, 500-foot elevation gain Location: About 30 miles...
June 16, 2012 12:58 AM
Golden Gate TrailParadise, Mount RainierDifficulty: Moderate; 3 miles, approx. 1,000-foot elevation gain Location: About two and a...
February 18, 2012 12:46 AM
Looking out the bus window on her commute into work at King County Parks’ downtown Seattle headquarters, Sujata Goel kept noticing more and...
July 2, 2011 1:33 AM
Roughing ItThe Northwest offers plenty of ways to commune with nature, but nothing quite surpasses the getting-back-to-the-land feeling of...
Mount Rainier
May 5, 2011 4:58 PM
Days like today remind me of how easy it is to take our mountains for granted. Just yesterday, driving across the lake, I got a great big...
April 22, 2011 9:46 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideGo here if: family-friendly amenities and attractions are tops on your list. With Newport as the central...