Celebrate Father’s Day at DNR-managed lands

Today is a day to thank all our Washington dads. DNR invites you to get outdoors on DNR-managed lands and celebrate with a hike, horseback ride, off-road vehicle ride, mountain bike ride, kayak trip or other outdoor adventure. DNR has more than 140 recreation sites and 1,100 miles of trail for you to enjoy on this special day.

Here are some of our top picks for Father’s Day.

Green Mountain Vista, Green Mountain State Forest, near Bremerton
Enjoy a hike at Green Mountain, the second highest peak on the Kitsap peninsula. It has views of the Olympic Mountains, Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier.

Off-the-Grid Trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest.
Mountain biker enjoying the Off-the-Grid Trail in Tiger Mountain State Forest. Photo/ DNR.

Beverly Dunes ORV Area, east of Ellensburg
Looking for off-road-vehicle fun? Head to the Beverly Dunes ORV Area, which has opportunities for all ages to enjoy.

Tiger Summit, Tiger Mountain State Forest, near Issaquah
Love to mountain bike? Visit DNR’s Tiger Summit Trailhead, which provides access to the primarily mountain biking 15-mile trail system.

Dougan Creek, Yacolt Burn State Forest, near Camas
Wow dad with the 100-foot cascading waterfalls of Dougan Creek. The campground and day-use area are near picturesque falls perfect for a sunny day.

Les Hilde, Harry Osborne State Forest, near Sedro-Woolley
Share a trail ride with dad at the Les Hilde Trail system, which provides 40 miles of horseback riding trails.

Cold Springs, Loomis State Forest, Okanogan County
Loomis State Forest was created in 1925 as part of a federal land grant to the Common School Trust—that helps fund construction of our state’s kindergarten through 12th grade public schools. DNR

Cold Springs, Loomis State Forest, near Loomis
At an elevation of 6,100-feet, Cold Springs Campground has views of the Pasayten Wilderness, Snowshoe Mountain, and Chopaka Mountain. The site is  surrounded by forestland with more than 50 miles of trail.

Little River Trail, Olympic Peninsula, near Port Angeles
This non-motorized trail begins just a few miles west of Port Angeles and provides access to Hurricane Ridge and the northern end of Olympic National Park. It winds through old-growth hemlock trees and alpine meadows.

For more ideas about where to go on DNR-managed lands, visit our recreation guide. Check our website for notices before you make the drive.

Don’t forget a Discover Pass, your ticket to Washington’s Great Outdoors. Subscribe to our monthly recreation e-newsletter for more ways to get outdoors.

 

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