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State Parks off Highway 18 worth checking out past Auburn, Washington.

Updated on January 10, 2015

A fun outdoor day trip for those in the Tacoma-Seattle area can come to life with the variety of options of natural splendors close from this accessible highway

The largest appeal of Flaming Geyser State Park won't be the geysers, although fun to walk to. This expansive park is home to the Green River, and boasts miles of hidden, wooded trails leading to secret river spots everywhere.
The largest appeal of Flaming Geyser State Park won't be the geysers, although fun to walk to. This expansive park is home to the Green River, and boasts miles of hidden, wooded trails leading to secret river spots everywhere.
Hikers will find plenty of strenuous trails for exercise.
Hikers will find plenty of strenuous trails for exercise.
Many tubers and rafters drift down the river on warm days.
Many tubers and rafters drift down the river on warm days.
It's absolutely gorgeous. Especially when you break off from the crowds in the main areas.
It's absolutely gorgeous. Especially when you break off from the crowds in the main areas.
TIGER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK - Keep heading up the 18, past Covington, Maple Valley, and towards Issaquah. A large sign and parking lot is on the left.
TIGER MOUNTAIN STATE PARK - Keep heading up the 18, past Covington, Maple Valley, and towards Issaquah. A large sign and parking lot is on the left.
Tiger Mountain is a large state forest preserve, which reaches high summits that will excite hikers.
Tiger Mountain is a large state forest preserve, which reaches high summits that will excite hikers.
SNOQUALMIE FALLS
SNOQUALMIE FALLS
Finish off your Highway 18 day trip at the end of the highway in the town of Snoqualmie. Follow signs to this enormous waterfall cascading over a dramatic cliff. Trails have re-opened, waterfall is near parking lot.
Finish off your Highway 18 day trip at the end of the highway in the town of Snoqualmie. Follow signs to this enormous waterfall cascading over a dramatic cliff. Trails have re-opened, waterfall is near parking lot.

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      Alan R Lancaster 

      3 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Looks like my sort of country (probably also close to where 'billybuc' lives in the same state). I like woodlands, although I also like moorlands, dales and coast. Aside from the lofty waterfall it reminds me of the Dalby Forest in the hills near Scarborough (North Yorkshire), with its lakes. Mind you, these lakes are a lot bigger, (and there's only a 'tiddler' of a river that flows through one side of the Dalby Forest).

      Would be worth a visit if my royalties reached to it!

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      CJ Kelly 

      3 years ago from Auburn, WA

      The worst thing about Flaming Geyser, is the "geyser." But it's a nice place otherwise. They need to rename it. I know here in Auburn the City does not even mention it anymore in their "attractions." Love the Falls, not quite Niagara, but close. Voted up.

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