Seattle Transit Blog has started a great series on transit hikes—day hikes that you can plan around a rural bus trip or two instead of a car. The first is to Wallace Falls:
Wallace Falls is an impressive 265-foot cascade just northeast of Gold Bar. A well-trodden trail to the Middle Falls offers dense forest, steep switchbacks, and impressive views, yet it is short enough to do a daytrip from Seattle. For the weekend warrior, Community Transit Route 271 offers hourly Saturday service from Everett to Gold Bar from 6am-8pm. With an easy transfer at Everett Station, a Seattle daytripper has plenty of time to make a day of it.
STB even includes a sample bus itinerary to get to the six-plus-mile hike. This is a wonderful idea.