Hike Distance: 8.0 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1723.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 874 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 192902 feet
I wasn’t interested in driving far from home today so I opted to hike around the extensive trail system at the WSU campus in Salmon Creek Washington, I also chose to hike the additional mileage to visit the Pleasant Valley Park area.
I think this area is very under rated and it’s a real gem! The trail system at WSU has many options both in and out of the forest setting. There is even a fantastic creek flowing through this area; Mill Creek. The walk to Pleasant Valley Park affords some great views of Salmon Creek.
As usual, there were few people on the trail system, and I had plenty of solitude. There were also some great photo opportunities. An excellent relaxing day. 🙂