Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Washington Hikes : Part II


Spencer Islanda wildlife-rich ecosystem where salt- and freshwater mix

Squak State Park Trail
This forested park, a wilderness with glimpses of Issaquah below, has miles of winding trails alongside bubbling creeks and narrow ravines. There are several trail loop options on this 2,024-foot-high mountain. With multi-use trails and a natural area, equestrians and hikers alike have plenty to explore.

St. Edward State Park
I had a blast on the trails of Saint Edward State Park. There are miles & miles of fun trails and something for every skill type. I highly recommend this ride.

Sculpture Park
This is my all time favorite biking trail. It is right in the middle of downtown, goes by the sea..

Chucknaut Trail
located just south of Bellingham. You will find great views of Mount Baker, Bellingham Bay, and more - Fragrance Lake is part of this trail

Mercer Slough and Bellefields Nature Parks Trail
Good trail but full of mosquitos :-)

Washington Park Arboretum
Words fail to describe the beauty of this arboretum...

Coal Creek Park Trail
Here is the link to details of this trail - http://www.weekendhike.com/2008/05/coal-creek-trail.html

East Tiger Mountain Trail
This trail is just awesome. I thought there are no snakes in WA state, they won't be able to survive the cold and rainy weather but I was wrong. I was really enjoying the hike until I saw a snake for the first time on any of the Washington hikes. I lost all the strength in my legs after I saw the black snake with green stripes (I think it is called green runner) and left the trail in the middle.

Ebey's landing
I think this is the most beautiful trail in Washington

Lake Serene
I found it tough, I was exhausted after the hike, Challenge is always fun - Roundtrip 7.2 miles
Elevation Gain 2000 ft
Highest Point 2521 ft

2 comments:

aschig said...

:-)

post more details if/when possible

Parag Salasakar said...

Nice blog with amazing pics.