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Monday, October 10, 2011

Day 10-Hiking Passes

Today I will help you figure out what pass you will need to park at your trailhead.   In Washington there are 3 main passes I will discuss.

1.  U.S. Forest Service Pass:  This pass is good for all US Forest Service trailheads in Washington and Oregon.  You can check out which sites are covered here.  You can purchase a day pass for $5 or an annual pass for $30. 

Northwest Forest Pass

2.  Discover Pass: This pass is required to park at Washington State managed recreation sites including Washington State Parks, Department of Natural Resources lands, and Department of Fish and wildlife trailheads. A day pass is $10 per car and an annual pass is $30 per car.  Unfortunately you can only use the pass for one car.  You cannot switch the pass between multiple household vehicles.

3.  The America the Beautiful Interagency Annual Pass:  This pass gives you access to any national park or other federal site that charges fees for one year.  This pass is $80 per year. 


For more detailed information on passes for the Pacific Northwest go here.  For other areas I would google "recreation passes for (blank) state".

Happy Hiking!

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