Opal Creek Wilderness in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon -- Opal Creek Valley contains 50 waterfalls, five lakes, and 36 miles of hiking trails with year old trees. Went on a trip to opal creek in grade. Best week of out door school ever!
Best beachcombing: Olympic National Park, Washington GReat With KIDS. The easy (one-way) hike to Shi Shi Beach, near Neah Bay, is best made at low tide, when you encounter some of the best tidepools on Earth.
"We go to the river's edge for comfort, spiritual renewal, meditation, solitude; we go to the river to feel and know the continuance of life." Henry David Thoreau / Methow River with Gardner Mountain in the background. Home sweet home.
As of late 2011 the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park has developed 38 miles in two segments between Fish Lake near Cheney and Martin Road near Sprague, and between Ice Harbor Dam near the Tri-Cities and Snake River Junction. It passes through the scenic uplands of eastern Washington and along the Snake River. The middle 92 miles are undeveloped and difficult going.