12 essential Seattle-area hiking trails
Classic day hikes in and near Seattle
Trailhead Direct performance shows demand for transit to trails
The Seattle hiking shuttle’s ridership grew 75 percent in its second year—but its future is unclear.
Seattle-area hikes for everyone
Want to bring a dog? Go car-free? Get sweeping views of the Pacific Northwest? Stay a while?
10 Seattle-area hikes for seeing beautiful fall colors
Put on those cozy wool socks and hiking boots and adventure through the autumn leaves.
10 spooky Washington State hikes to take this October
Hikes to ghost towns, cemeteries, and haunted places
8 beginner hikes in and around Seattle
Whether you are a beginning hiker or an experienced one looking for something close and quick, these trails could be a perfect fit.
10 dog-friendly hikes in and around Seattle
Take your best friends on some beautiful walks, from Discovery Park to Mount Si.
Where to go stargazing near Seattle
With just a little planning, you can see some jaw-dropping skies. Here’s where to go and how to make the most of your trip.
8 hikes for swimming and wading in the Cascade Mountains
There’s nothing like finishing a sweaty hike with a dip in the cold, alpine water.
11 transit-accessible camping trips near Seattle
Does your idea of an outdoor adventure involve transit?
Voters poised to approve six-year parks and open space funding in King County
Early ballot returns show a landslide of approval
11 transit-accessible hikes in and around Seattle
For those who hate driving, and more importantly, those without a car who still want to access the region’s amazing natural areas, it’s possible to go hiking by transit both within the city and nearby.
11 iconic fire lookout hikes in the Cascade Mountains
These towers were placed for big views—and now, they beckon adventure
How to avoid crowds on Pacific Northwest hikes
Finding solitude on the trail is hard in an area so in love with the outdoors—but it’s possible.
Day hiking on Mount Rainier: An introductory guide
There’s so much to explore on the Northwest’s most visible mountain—but here’s how to get started.
14 Washington State campgrounds with historic buildings to explore
Campouts for history buffs, architecture aficionados, and abandoned-place enthusiasts.
9 dog-friendly campgrounds near Seattle
Get your pup tent—and your pup—ready for an adventure.
8 essential backpacking trips near Seattle
When was the last time you found bliss in the backcountry?
So you want to move to the mountains
Suddenly, you’ll realize: This isn’t REI anymore. This is Cabela’s.
18 wildflower hikes to explore near Seattle
Alpine wildflowers in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest are some of the most impressive in the country.
5 Seattle-area adventure cats you need to follow on Instagram
Here are five kitties who enjoy the great outdoors—with people who document their excursions.
The State of Washington adds 240 acres of public land near Mount Si
It’s part of the growing Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area.
How to have a safe (and awesome) hiking trip in the Pacific Northwest
These eight tips will help keep you hiking all season long.
6 Olympic National Forest hikes for all seasons
Explore the Olympics with these outdoor excursions
New parks levy proposal aims to repair, add, and complete area trails
A proposal to renew the King County Parks levy includes both basic maintenance and bigger projects
The Entiat Valley is full of gorgeous winter hikes
Venture beyond the mountains
Lake Serene Trail officially preserved
Nonprofit Forterra acquired the last privately held portion of the trail
Urine-fixated goats are being airlifted out of the Olympics
An AP video shows a chain of three tranquilized goats in orange slings and blindfolds being slowly lowered into a truck.
Trailhead Direct bus service to Mailbox Peak begins
The route runs between North Bend and the popular hiking trail
Testing a car-free adventure with the Trailhead Direct shuttle
How does the municipal shuttle between city and trail work?