50 Trail Runs in Washington Guide Book

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)
50 Trail Runs in Washington  by Cheri Pompeo Gillis

236pp/maps/photos/elevation charts
ISBN: 0898867150

Trail running is a rapidly growing sport that provides a unique way to exercise while enjoying spectacular scenery. While there are many hiking guides to Washington, this is the first state-wide, comprehensive trail running guidebook. It offers everything from where to go, what to bring, how to get there, and what to expect once you're there. Trail descriptions vary from 4 miles to 34 miles, with maps, photos, and elevation profiles.

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Trails from the "50 Trail Runs in Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 50.
... Preview: This trail is just beautiful. If you take a camera, don’t use up your film too early, because it keeps getting better! Baker Lake is a good intermediate trail with many short ups and downs. Well maint ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Mount Vernon, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Blanchard Hill rises from the Skagit and Samish Valleys on the southern edge of the Chuckanut Mountain ridge. The trails are well marked and maintained. With a high elevation of 2100 feet, this is a y ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Bellingham, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Blue Lake is a lovely destination for a cool run on a hot day. The trail is easily accessible from State Route 20 and provides a nice break if you’re doing a long drive across the mountains. This is ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Marblemount, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: In the middle of the busy “east side” is a 482-acre, second-growth forest park crisscrossed with more than 28 miles of trail. Such a wonderful find so close to Interstate 405! The trails are well main ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Kirkland, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: On a clear day you can see from the ocean to the mountains, including Mount Olympus, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams. The sweeping views are a highlight of this run. This trail starts at W ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Olympia, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: The Chuckanut Mountain Trail is exceptional for its varied running conditions offering almost every kind of terrain an ultrarunner might encounter: steep ascents and descents on a dirt road, technical ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Bellingham, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 18.5
... Preview: The Cougar Mountain Ring or Grand Tour, as it has been referred to, has many variations. This route starts from the Wilderness Creek Trailhead and begins with a quick climb through a heavily forested ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Issaquah, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The Denny Creek Trail leads to several Alpine Lakes. The three on this route are Melakwa Lake, Lower Tuscohatchie Lake, and Kaleetan Lake. The trail climbs long switchbacks to ridges that then drop a ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
North Bend, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Many seasoned trail runners go to Discovery Park for its convenience and beauty. With 534 acres, more than 7 miles of trails, forest, saltwater beaches, a lighthouse, and spectacular views of Puget So ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Seattle, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This gently rolling trail passes outcroppings of 1.5-million-year-old layered rock, ponds, grasslands, shrublands, and forest. The trails are well maintained and fairly well marked. The route provides ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Spokane, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This trail is a beautiful introduction to the magnificence of Olympic National Park. The route initially follows the deep, V-shaped canyon of the Dosewallips River, then climbs gently for 9 miles, pas ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Brinnon, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 25.2
... Preview: This is a high-payoff run in many ways. The views are incredible, the trail is well maintained, and the route is almost entirely runnable. Hurricane Hill seems to be at the top of the world, putting y ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Port Angeles, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: The south end of Tiger Mountain offers a slightly different landscape than the north. From the Highway 18 summit parking area, there is a road leading to bicycle trails and, in general, more gradually ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Preston, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: Local trail runners call this route “the blueberry run.” We traditionally make an outing to this trail in August and enjoy wild mountain huckleberries all along the way. The route, combining Mineral C ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Easton, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: The Kachess Ridge Trail includes an initial rapid ascent, spectacular vistas, and a very narrow section along a precipitous ridge. The view from Thorp Mountain is a 360-degree vista of the surrounding ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Easton, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Rather than just one trail, this is really a network of trails—part of my never-ending quest to travel through urban areas on trails. The Bellevue Parks Department has done a wonderful job of helping ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Bellevue, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: This route takes a logging road to the summit. There is rarely traffic on the road. You can forget about the worries of motor bike encounters on a narrow trail, yet still enjoy all the views of the tr ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Olympia, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This gem of a trail is mostly shaded and cool. It follows Liberty Creek, crosses the creek here and there on footbridges, then crosses and follows the waterfall up the hill to the ridge. After the mid ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Spokane, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This run is easily accessible from Ellensburg and Interstate 90. Depending on the route you choose for the ascent/descent, you can have a steep quad killer or a more runnable meandering trail. Whichev ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
Ellensburg, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: As with Mount Si, this route gives you a wonderful quad workout, but with fewer people to encounter on the trail. The trail gains 3700 feet of elevation in 4.4 miles. There is a level section on the ... From the guidebook "50 Trail Runs in Washington"
North Bend, WA - Trail Running - Trail Length: 8.8

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