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San Juan Island, Washington

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  • Sooke, British Columbia

    Hike Whiffin Spit

    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    Located in Sooke, between the Sooke Harbour and the Juan de Fuca Strait is Whiffin Spit Park. An easy 2.4km out and back trail with minimal elevation gain that you can walk to the end and back in about an hour. The dog-friendly gravel trail takes you down the spit to the end where you will find a...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Whatcom Falls

    0.13 mi / 20 ft gain
    Whatcom Falls is easily accessible within Whatcom Falls Park. It is less than a 2 minute walk from the parking lot to the bridge overlooking Whatcom Falls. This is a nice place to checkout with good company if you don't have a lot of time to enjoy the fresh air.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Run Ediz Hook "The Spit"

    4.7
    3 mi / 0 ft gain
    Ediz Hook or as locals call it, "the Spit" is a 3 mile long sand spit that extends out from Port Angeles along the Juan De Fuca. The views of the surrounding mountains and Vancouver Island, the marine life, beaches, and picnic areas make this a prime spot for a memorable run.  We parked at the lo...
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  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Walk the 1001 Steps Trail

    2.0
    0.3 mi
    One of Surrey's hidden gems, head down to this short trail down a set of stairs that will take you to an uninhabited beach.The zig zagged steps take you down to the Birlington Rail Lines and you can walk along a trail to an opening under the tracks. Head to the beach from here where you will like...
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  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Catch a Sunset at Crescent Beach

    5.0
    Crescent beach is a great place to end your day, by taking some sunset pictures. It often lights up the sky and really pops with colour. It is best to park at the main parking lot near the pier and start from there. The beach walk from the pier to the end is just over a kilometre, so is very shor...
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  • Duncan, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Prevost

    3.0
    6.5 mi / 2473.8 ft gain
    Mt Prevost is a local favourite for hikers, mountain bikers and if you can believe even hang gliders. Most people know it for the large war memorial tower that is perched on the cliff edge, standing guard over the valley below.The big draw of Mt Prevost is easy access to a significant distance an...
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  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Hike the Elgin Heritage Park Nature Trail

    4.0
    2 mi
    Head over to this magical little park by the water. The forested area between the 2 entrances to the park has many large trees often used by eagles and hawks to survey the surrounding area for prey. The habitat functions of the marsh significantly contribute to the ecological value of the lower N...
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  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Stroll through Redwood Park in Surrey, BC

    3.0
    1.2 mi
    Redwood Park is large beautiful forested park in South Surrey. The park is a legacy of one of Surrey's early pioneer's, David Brown, who in 1893 gave the property to his twin sons, David and Peter. The Brown twins spent much of their life traveling the world collecting the seeds and saplings of e...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack to Lake Angeles

    5.0
    7.12 mi / 2503 ft gain
    Lake Angeles is, rightfully, a popular day hike and overnight backpacking option, as its one of the larger, more accessible lakes in Olympic National Park. It can be done either as a moderate day hike with a refreshing swim and picnic lunch or a relaxing overnight with gorgeous views and reliable...
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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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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Camp at Salt Creek

    4.0
    This county park is great for day use or overnight camping. Half the campsites are about 20 feet from the water, so you can hear waves crashing on the rocks as you sleep.A short walk from all the sites going east, you will end up at a large field with picnic tables and a playground for kids (visi...
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  • Delta, British Columbia

    Hiking through Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve

    1.9 mi
    As you begin your journey into Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve from the parking lot and small trail coming off of Westview Drive, notice the gravel trail ahead of you and across the train tracks that will take you into the bog itself and take a left. After spending a few minutes on the straight tr...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Madison Falls

    4.0
    0.16 mi / 98 ft gain
    Madison Falls is at the end of a 200 foot paved pathway. It is approximately 60 feet tall and lingers in the midst of incredible lush forest. Enjoy it from a viewing point of up close and personal where you can see the greenest of moss growing up along the rocks.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack 1000 Acre Meadows

    45.1 mi / 10750 ft gain
    There are many different ways to reach 1000 Acre Meadows, but this guide will get you there starting at the Deer Park trailhead (5,400').Day 1: 14 miles You will start out by descending 2,400' and 4.3 miles to reach the Graywolf Camp. This is where the loop meets up with itself later on. Our goal...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Klahhane Ridge (Switchback Route)

    4.0
    5 mi / 1700 ft gain
    Hiking to Klahhane Ridge is a rewarding experience that provides you with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains. Further access to overnight opportunities is possible if you venture beyond the summit trail. Here’s the scoop: Get an early start. There is a decent amount of parking available at ...
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  • Shirley, British Columbia

    Beach Day at Sandcut Beach

    The adventure begins during the rugged wooded hike from the gravel parking lot to the stunning beach (10 minutes). Once you reach the stone and pebble beach, plant yourself down to enjoy the 180 degree view of the Juan de Fuca Strait (and a picnic lunch if you’ve come prepared!).Head east to find...
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