Hiking

Hiking Tips from a Peak Performer

Eighty-six-year-old David Birkner has an unparalleled passion for hiking and climbing

David Birkner has been a Wharton economics student, a naval officer stationed at Pearl Harbor, a travel agent, a freelance writer, a…

Sean Meyers

Respect New Social Norms While Hiking

Hiking these days requires more thoughtful planning

This story appears in the July-August combo issue of Seattle magazine and Seattle Business magazine. Subscription information is here. The pandemic…

Heidi Mills

Go Take a Hike at One of These Five Hidden Gems

Experts suggest their favorite socially distant escapes

Snoquera Falls; Cutthroat Lake in the North Cascades; A biker on the Olympic Discovery Trail at Olympic National Park

Heidi Mills

Chasing Waterfalls on the Olympic Peninsula

Tour some of the state’s most scenic falls on a weekend jaunt full of mist, moss and spruced-up photo ops

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of the restaurants and…

Lauren Alexander

December 2019 Hike of the Month: Ira Spring Trail

This 6.5 mile hike takes you to the beautiful Mason Lake

Mason Lake

Hilary Meyerson

November 2019 Hike of the Month: Licorice Fern Trail

This fall wonderland of a hike is full of mossy trees and crunchy maple leaves

It’s November and shorter daylight hours mean shorter hikes. If you’re not quite ready to bring out the snowshoes and…

Hilary Meyerson

October 2019 Hike of the Month: Granite Mountain

This hike is a tough climb, but a great swan song for the general hiking season

October is the greatest month for hiking. A hike on a beautiful fall day in the Pacific Northwest is the…

Hilary Meyerson

SilentHike Receives a Rainy Welcome in Seattle

The national meditative movement takes locals on guided hikes while music and spoken word performance is broadcast to participants' wireless headphones

It’s called a SilentHike, but really it’s neither. Think of it more as a moving musical experience in nature with…

Hilary Meyerson

September Hike of the Month: Heather Lake

This all levels hike has endless photo ops

It’s September and time for a spectacular early fall hike. Look no further than Heather Lake, an all-levels trail on…

Hilary Meyerson