Go Outside

A growing list of where I’ve been and where I want to go.

If you know of somewhere in the PNW that you think I should visit, please comment and let me know!


Going, Gone

WA Olympic Peninsula

  • Mima Mounds – Olympia, WA
  • Mima Falls Loop – Olympia, WA
  • Dungeness Spit – Clallum County, WA
  • Fort Townsend State Park – Port Townsend, WA
  • Rialto Beach- Forks, WA
  • Shi Shi Beach & Point of Arches – Clallam Bay, WA
  • Cape Alava Loop (Ozette Triangle) – Clallam Bay, WA
  • Kalaloch and Ruby Beach – Jefferson County, WA
  • Mt. Townsend – Quilcene, WA
  • Mt. Ellinor – Mason County, WA
  • Hurricane Ridge – Clallam County, WA
  • Mt. Muller (Early Summer) – Clallam County, WA
  • Mink Lake and/or Lover’s Lane Loop – Clallam County, WA
  • West Elwha – Clallam County, WA
  • Heart O’ the Forest (camping) and Lake Angeles – Clallam County, WA
  • Striped Peak & Tongue Point – Port Angeles, WA
  • Klahhane Ridge & Mt. Angeles (scramble) – Clallam County, WA
  • Lower Gray Wolf River (easy backpack) – Clallam County, WA
  • Elbo Creek Trail – Quilcene, WA
  • Duckabush River – Jefferson County, WA

Southwest Washington

  • Steigerwald Wildlife Preserve – Washougal, WA
  • Moulton Falls & Lucia Falls – Yacoult, WA

WA Greater Seattle Area:

  • Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA
  • St. Edward’s State Park – Kenmore, WA
  • Discovery Park – Seattle, WA
  • Green Lake – Seattle, WA
  • Meadowdale Beach Park – Lynnwood, WA
  • North Creek Park – Bothell, WA
  • Mercer Slough – Bellevue, WA
  • Kent Ponds – Kent, WA
  • Montlake Fill – Seattle, WA
  • Jetty Island – Everett, WA
  • Paradise Valley Conservation Area – Woodinville, WA
  • Seattle Arboretum – Seattle, WA
  • Lighthouse Park – Mukilteo, WA
  • Lord Hill Regional Park – Snohomish, WA
  • Seward Park – Seattle, WA
  • Snoqualmie Falls – Fall City, WA
  • Cherry Creek Falls – Duvall, WA
  • Evans Creek Preserve – Redmond, WA
  • Lake Sammamish State Park – Issaquah, WA
  • Brackett’s Landing – Edmonds, WA
  • Smith & Spencer Islands – Everett, WA

WA Puget Sound Islands and Bellingham Area

  • Deception Pass State Park – Oak Harbor, WA
  • Padilla Bay Preserve – Bay View, WA
  • Ebey’s Landing – Coupeville, WA
  • Moran State Park – Olga, WA
  • Double Bluff Park – Freeland, WA
  • Baker Preserve – Lummi Island, WA
  • San Juan Island National Historic Park – Friday Harbor, WA
  • Iceburg Point – Lopez Island, WA
  • Jones Island, WA
  • Blind Island, WA
  • Obstruction Pass State Park – Olga, WA
  • Twin Lakes – Orcas Island, WA
  • James Island State Park – James Island, WA
  • Sucia Island State Park – Sucia Island, WA
  • Larrabee State Park (Rock Trail) – Bellingham, WA
  • Hunts Park – Guemes Island, WA
  • Blake Island State Marine Park – Blake Island, WA
  • The Bloedel Reserve – Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Cypress Island, WA (Accessible by kayak only)
  • Turtleback Mountain, Orcas Island, WA
  • Northern State Ghost Town – Sedro Woolley, WA

WA North Cascades

  • Big Four Ice Caves – Granite Falls, WA
  • Lime Kiln Trail – Granite Falls, WA
  • Old Robe Canyon Trail – Granite Falls, WA
  • Heather Lake – Verlot, WA
  • Lake Twenty Two – Granite Falls, WA
  • Old Sauk River Trail – Darrington, WA
  • Yellow Aster Butte (Fall hike) – Whatcom County, WA
  • Blue Lake – Whatcom County, WA
  • Cutthroat Pass – Whatcom County, WA
  • Diablo Lake – Diablo, WA
  • Thunder Knob – Diablo, WA
  • Thunder Creek Trail – Diablo, WA
  • Trail of the Cedars – Newhalem, WA
  • Grasshopper Pass and Tatie Peak – Okanogan County, WA
  • Maple Pass Loop – Winthrop, WA
  • Green Mountain (for wildflowers or fall color) – Darrington, WA
  • Falls Creek Falls (Consider camping at Falls Creek) – Okanogan County, WA
  • Goat Peak Lookout (Fall hike) – Okanogan County, WA
  • Cedar Falls/Cedar Creek (nice add on if already in the area) – Okanogan County, WA
  • Black Lake via Lake Creek trail (backpacking or day hiking) – Okanogan County, WA
  • Crater Lakes (Consider Foggy Dew Campground) -Okanogan County, WA

WA Central Cascades

  • Blackbird Island – Leavenworth, WA
  • Icicle Gorge Nature Loop – Leavenworth, WA
  • Wallace Falls – Gold Bar, WA
  • Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park – King County, WA
  • Iron Goat Trail – Leavenworth, WA
  • Wellington Ghost Town – Leavenworth, WA
  • Squak Mountain – Issaquah, WA
  • Navaho Pass – Salmon La Sac/Teanaway, WA

WA South Cascades

  • Mt. Ranier – Dege Peak via Sunrise – Ashford, WA
  • Mt Ranier – Golden Gate and Skyline Trail – Paradise, WA
  • Balfour-Klickitat Trails – Lyle, WA
  • Ape Cave – Cougar, WA
  • Stacker Butte, WA
  • Lake George and Gobbler’s Knob, WA

Northeastern WA

  • Sun Lakes – Grant County, WA
  • Lenore Lake Caves – Coulee City, WA
  • Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge – Cheney, WA

Southeastern WA

  • Cowiche Canyon (combine with something else) – Weikel, WA
  • Snow Mountain Ranch – Cowiche, WA
  • Tieton River Nature Trail (combine with something else) – Tieton, WA
  • Gingko Petrified Forest – Vantage, WA
  • Frenchman Coulee (combine with something else) – Vantage, WA
  • Potholes Wildlife Area (combine with Chukar and Blythe and Frog Lakes and Crab Creek) – Moses Lake, WA

OR Coast

  • Cannon Beach, OR
  • Seaside, OR
  • Gold Beach, OR

OR Cascades

  • Elowah Falls, OR
  • Upper McCord Creek Falls, OR
  • Mosier Plateau Hike – Mosier, OR
  • Tom McCall Nature Preserve – Mosier, OR
  • Multnomah Falls, OR
  • Oneota Gorge, OR
  • Dry Creek Falls – Cascade Locks, OR

OR Klamath Mountain Region

  • Conger Heights Park – Klamath Falls, OR

OR Columbia Plateau

  • Wallowa-Whitman National Forest – Baker, OR

OR Basin Region

  • Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge – Plush, OR

ID Panhandle

  • Priest Lake, ID

ID Central and South

  • Owyhee Canyonlands (multiple hikes) – Owyhee County, ID

BC South

BC Central and North

Alaska


Outside of the PNW:

California

  • Hidden Valley – Joshua Tree, CA
  • Wall Street Mill Trail – Joshua Tree, CA
  • Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree, CA
  • Oasis of Mara – Joshua Tree, CA
  • Big Morongo Canyon Preserve – Morongo Valley, CA
  • Mt. San Jacinto – Idyllwild, CA

Nevada

  • Clark County Wetlands – Las Vegas, NV
  • Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area – Henderson, NV
  • Red Rock Canyon – Las Vegas, NV
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