Federation Forest State Park
There are lots of trails throughout this state park, and even though the main entrance closes in winter, the trails are open year-round. Just drive to the Park and pick your trail! We tend to like to start at the picnic area by the White River and wander through various trails. The best part of these hikes are the trees! Huge old-growth Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedar and Hemlock.
This park’s history is fascinating. In 1949, the Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs realized that much of the old growth in the state was being cut, and decided to purchase and set aside an old-growth preserve by making the first of four separate land purchases. Today, the park encompasses 619 acres with 12 miles of trails.
Click here to read a Seattle PI article about hikes in the Park.