West Tiger 3 in Tiger Mountain State Forest is good option for late winter and early spring hiking. The trailhead is often crowded, so arrive early. Consider microspikes. The trail can be snowy and icy at times.
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It can be challenging to make it all the way up Green Mountain without stopping. Not because the trail is especially challenging, but because the views just might stop you in your tracks. The views on this 4.8-mile hike include the Olympics, Cascades and the Seattle skyline. Find more information at http://www.thenewstribune.com/outdoors/article131063654.html.
Taylor Mountain Forest near Maple Valley has 30 miles of trails and dirt roads packed into 1,924 acres. The Holder Ridge trail is a good place to start exploring this working forest owned by King County. The trail starts near the trailhead and climbs gradually through young forest of red alders and evergreens. Learn more at thenewstribune.com/outdoors
The Hugo Peak Trail is a familiar path for frequent visitors to Pack Forest near Eatonville. But this winter it has new look. It's covered in snow. For more information on this hike, visit http://www.thenewstribune.com/outdoors/article58939083.html
Mount Bachelor is huge. Thanks to a recent expansion, its 4,300 skiable acres make Bachelor the sixth largest ski area in the United States. But what really makes it special is beyond the resort boundaries.
Check out 10 Western Washington Waterfalls we visited in 2016 while working on the Trail of the Week. Find information on how to get to most of these falls (one is more than a half mile off trail) at wwwb.thenewstribune.com/hikes
By combining Rampart Ridge and Trail of the Shadows at Longmire, hikers can get views of Mount Rainier, the Nisqually River drainage, sample the Wonderland Trail and experience the park's history. For more information on hiking visit thenewstribune.com/outdoors.