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Good Hikes in February
« on: February 19, 2024, 09:04:28 PM »
My wife and I want to go on a day hike this weekend and we are looking for suggestions on where to go. We would prefer to go where there is no snow and also decent views. Iím hoping to keep it within a couple hours from Monroe. Thanks.

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Re: Good Hikes in February
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2024, 08:25:38 AM »
Wallace Falls near Gold Bar, not sure how much snow is there.

There's the Whitehorse trail along 530 from Arlington to Darrington, easy hike and interesting views.  Same with the Cascade Trail along HW 20 and you might run into some elk.


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Re: Good Hikes in February
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2024, 11:13:58 AM »
Wallace Falls is a good one. Was there last week. Cell phone pic of one of the overlooks. No snow.

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Re: Good Hikes in February
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2024, 08:12:18 PM »
Thanks for the responses.

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Re: Good Hikes in February
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2024, 08:26:33 PM »
Call the Sedro Wolley office to see if thereís snow, really mild winter so far. After this weekend snow is in the forecast there.


The camp ground is closed for camping, but you can walk thru it to the trailhead.

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Re: Good Hikes in February
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2024, 11:47:05 AM »
We hiked Wallace Falls last Sunday and we were thinking about Oyster Dome today but the wife did not want to go out because it was snowing. Have any of you hiked Oyster Dome lately? It looks like a nice hike with some good views of the Sound if itís a clear day.

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Re: Good Hikes in February
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2024, 05:42:34 PM »
Haven't lately, but it's an excellent training hike with moderate elevation gain. Tread can be a little soupy in places and the only real view is at the top. Still pretty cool though. Has gotten crazy popular though, as in, get there early to get a parking spot. If you want to enjoy the scenery, allow time for a drive up Chuckanut (lots of pull outs) or hit one of the the restaurants in the area

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Re: Good Hikes in February
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2024, 02:25:18 PM »
Iím a bit late to respond here, but I would suggest the Chuckanuts, Fort Ebey on Whidbey and Mt Erie near Anacortes.

 


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