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  • Jefferson County, Washington

    Top Spots in and near Jefferson County

    • National Forest Development Road 2530, Washington

      Hike to Murhut Falls

      1.37 mi / 371 ft gain
      The trailhead to Murhut Falls is located about 7.5 miles off US-101 S but the last couple of miles are on NF-2530 which can be potholed and rutted. I made it up the road in my 2WD sedan but it took quite some time to dodge all of the potholes. This hike is nice and quick! It starts with a small ...
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    • Mountlake Terrace, Washington

      Kayak Lake Ballinger

      4.0
      Getting Here: Heading North on I5 from Seattle Center, take exit 178 for 236th Street SW and Lakeveiw Dr. Take a left on Lakeview Dr. and follow along for a half a mile before you see the Lake Ballinger Boat Ramp parking area on the left. There is a community park and rental facility on the noir ...
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    • Seabeck, Washington

      Guillemont Cove Stump House and Beach House

      4.5
      3.54 mi / 709 ft gain
      Have you ever been inside a stump house? This is your chance! Just outside of Seabeck, Washington lies a hobbit stump house tucked into a mossy forest on the shores of Guillemont Cove. Drive to Seabeck, turn right onto Miami Beach Road, bear left onto Stavis Bay road and continue for 4.5 miles...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Golden Gardens Park

      4.5
      Golden Gardens Park is a beautiful, sandy gem that’s perfect for spending a sunny summer day lounging on the beach, exploring the shore, stand up paddling, or even playing beach volleyball. This park also features some of my favorite views in Seattle. As day turns to night, enjoy a beautiful suns...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Discovery Park Beach

      4.3
      2.39 mi / 535 ft gain
      Discovery Park and its beach area great for walking, running, photography, and taking in a sunset. If you want to put your feet in the sand, head down to the western most part of the park. This beach is a sand beach with an iconic lighthouse at the end. Dirftwood also washes up on the beach provi...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Loop Trail - Discovery Park

      3.5 mi / 200 ft gain
      The Loop Trail in Discovery Park offers a nice respite from the city, with views of the Puget Sound, open fields and forest. Given it's a loop, there are a couple of different options to begin the hike. The most common is to park at the East Visitor Center Parking lot and take a short connector t...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Lighthouse and Discovery Park Loop

      5.0
      4.27 mi / 384 ft gain
      This Beautiful park in Seattle offers up gorgeous views of Puget Sound. The park has an easy to follow loop, which is about 4.5 miles. There are easy offshoots of the loop if you're looking to get a little extra distance. Keep an eye out for Hidden Valley Trail and North Beach Trail if you're up ...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hike to Elk Mountain from Obstruction Point

      5.0
      4 mi / 644 ft gain
      Olympic National Park is built for someone with a week or more to spare for backpacking deep into the heart of the park's endless miles of wilderness. Between the mountains, the coast, and the rainforest, there is a lot of park to see for someone who is trying to fit their visit into an extended ...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Backpack to Grand Park in the Olympics

      5.0
      7.5 mi / 2500 ft gain
      The beauty of many of the north coast trails in the Olympic Peninsula is that your car does a lot of the heavy lifting for you.  This is certainly true of the Grand Valley Trail, which begins more than a vertical mile above the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the end of the Obstruction Point Road.  Six...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop

      4.0
      10.42 mi / 3235 ft gain
      Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Run The Green Lake Park Loop

      4.0
      Looping around a freshwater lake surrounded by tranquil natural scenery, Green Lake Park trail is considered by many to be Seattle’s go-to running spot. I love it because it’s an urban run that doesn’t feel like one. It’s especially popular with beginning runners and the after-work/weekend crowd....
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    • Bremerton, Washington

      Hike the Gold Creek Trail at Green Mountain

      4.0
      5 mi / 1000 ft gain
      The Gold Creek Trail is one of several trails in the Green Mountain region. Although the trail is intertwined with others, it is almost impossible to start down the wrong path. The trail is well-marked and well-maintained, making this an excellent option for the family.  The trail begins at the e...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Swim at Green Lake

      2.3
      Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds ...
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    • Lilliwaup, Washington

      Scuba Dive at Mike's Beach Resort

      Located in Washington State on the west shore of the Hood Canal, Mike's Beach Resort is a unique family run establishment offering waterfront cabins and rooms. Perfectly placed between the popular shore dives to the south like Octopus Hole, and Jorsted Creek, and the dynamic boat dives to the nor...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hike to PJ Lake, Olympic National Park

      1.63 mi / 692 ft gain
      A short and scenic trail of tranquility that leads to the secluded Lake PJ, hidden on Hurricane Ridge. Nothing but nature stirs here. The trail, while well-traveled, is far quieter than others in the surrounding area of Olympic. You might see one other hiker. It is lined with wildflowers and in t...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hike the Heart O' the Forest Trail

      5.0
      4.52 mi / 840 ft gain
      This hike is a short, 4.0 mile round trip, half-day or less hike, located just past the Hurricane Ridge entrance into Olympic National Park. Being relatively level and the trail head just off loop E of the Heart O' the Hills Campground, the Heart O' the Forest hike offers those looking for a tast...
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