While the west side of the mountains was being pelted by a river of rain, we escaped to sunny Eastern Washington in search of fresh hops, hikes, and fall colors in the Yakima Valley.
Sometimes you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city – but not too far. Whether you're visiting town on a tight schedule or a local looking for an after-work escape, Discovery Park is the perfect solution. This 534-acre city park overlooks Puget Sound with views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Its features include everything from meadows and forest to beaches and sea cliffs. Best of all, Discovery Park is located near the heart of Seattle - within 5 miles of the Space Needle.
September 2018 update: we've removed the map and directions to Hard Scrabble Falls from this post. Per Northwest Waterfall Survey, "Unfortunately, due to increased and irresponsible activities of late at the falls, the landowner has asked that directions to this waterfall be removed. Please be respectful of the landowner's rights and do not trespass to visit this waterfall."