Dog-friendly hikes for fall color

The Mountains to Sound Greenway is decked in fall colors right now with this mild fall weather. To enjoy it, we’ve compiled a few Greenway hikes for getting out with your leashed canine friend on Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) trails.

Highpoint and West Tiger Mountain Trailhead – Don’t miss the maple trees along Bus and Nook trails and at the beginning of West Tiger No. 3 in the West Tiger Mountain Natural Resources Conservation Area, just outside of Issaquah.

Rattlesnake Mountain Trailhead – Just outside of Snoqualmie, consider the Rattlesnake Trail, as opposed to the much busier Rattlesnake Ridge trail, for maple trees at the beginning of the hike followed by views of Rattlesnake Lake, Grand Prospect, and East Peak.

Wherever you go to enjoy DNR-managed lands, don’t forget to bring your Discover Pass. It’s your gateway to exploring Washington’s great outdoors by providing access to DNR-managed lands as well as lands managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and State Parks. The $30 annual pass may be purchased online, in select state parks, or in person at more than 600 vendor locations. When you buy the Discover Pass, you’re also helping to keep the state’s outdoor recreation sites open and accessible to the public.