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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

162 Hikes

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 15 ft.
Highest Point: 30 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
The Westport Light Trail, also known to locals as "The Dunes Trail" is about 1 paved mile dotted with many commemorative stone benches.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 70 ft.
Highest Point: 50 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.88
(8 votes)
Indian Island County Park offers two glorious miles of shoreline that can be hiked on the beach, on the bluffs, or a combination of the two. Leisurely beach ramblers, trail runners, and everyone in between will enjoy easy access to nature and the breath-taking scenery of Oak Bay.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
This hike boasts a great combination of wetland and sea shore. It is doable by hikers of all ages, and most of the trail is wheelchair accessible
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 130 ft.
Highest Point: 130 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.94
(31 votes)
This narrow strip of land just east of Port Angeles in the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a gorgeous place to explore miles upon miles of sandy beach, spy shorebirds wheeling, and even get a little shot of greenery at the beginning and end of your trip. But remember, while the beach is usually a good place for dogs to get some exercise, this particular one is closed to pups, since it’s a National Wildlife Refuge.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
A half-mile loop off Highway 20 in Deception Pass State Park, the Lottie Point loop is a nice forest walk in this popular location.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
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The Bay View State Park on Padilla Bay has plenty of activities and amenities.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 915 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Hike trails that form a loop in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL.) If you already have been to Mount Erie and to Sugarloaf, this hike will take you to one - or optionally to both - of the other two named high points in the ACFL. These are Little Round Top and Sugar Cube. As a bonus, you also will visit a great viewpoint.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 50 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
Take a nice retreat to a couple of trails winding through a mossy forest to a beach and tidal inlet where you can continue exploring along the sand.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
The trail at Point No Point gives you both a glimpse into the past, as well as a bit of a workout and great views. With 3 acres in the Point No Point County Park and one hiking trail, the Point No Point lighthouse makes a great destination for visitors young and old.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
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Known best for the high likelihood of seeing orcas from here, Lighthouse Marine Park also offers beach access, a boardwalk, camping, and picnic areas.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
0.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 135 ft.
Highest Point: 135 ft.
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Venture down to a beach in a small Whatcom County park in Point Roberts.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
Enjoy this 2.5 mile long beach hike thanks to a donation from the Morgan Family to Whidbey Camano Land Trust.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 30 ft.
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0.00
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Spanish for Duck Island, Patos Island is a hidden gem in the San Juan Islands. This is largely because of difficulty in accessing it, but if you make the effort, you won't be sorry!
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 250 ft.
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0.00
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Enjoy a short hike to one of the best beaches in Kitsap County.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.22
(9 votes)
With amenities aplenty, Priest Point Park serves a wide community of users. Take a picnic and explore its many nature trails, let your kids play on the playground, or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 120 ft.
Highest Point: 120 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
Luther Burbank Park is a waterfront park at the North end of Mercer Island, offering three miles of family- and pet-friendly trails with waterfront access, wetlands, and recreational activities.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
1.35 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 276 ft.
Highest Point: 207 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
Lime Kiln State Park is one of the more scenic spots on an already beautiful island. Sometimes called “Whale Watch Park,” it is not uncommon to see orcas or other marine life playing in the water as you wander along the rocky edges of the Salish Sea. The hike described here provides plenty of opportunity for spotting killer whales, while also allowing you to explore the upland environment and see the historic lime kiln.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
The Pigeon Creek Trail takes you for a stroll along Everett's industrial waterfront. Watch the Port of Everett operate, relax on the beach, watch for trains, and enjoy bird watching from the end of the trail.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
This trail only takes about 20 minutes to hike out and back with great views of Mount Baker, Mount Erie, Fidalgo Island, Hope Island and the inner part of Puget Sound.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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This park sits at the northern tip of Dyes Inlet and just outside of the urban center of Silverdale. From the parking area a network of trails extends out through the forest.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.0 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
This popular state park is nestled on a stretch of shoreline between the urban centers of Seattle and Tacoma, so unsurprisingly, it's a frequently-visited location. Share the beach, share the views, and enjoy the atmosphere here.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 20 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
The Elliott Bay Trail follows the shoreline of Elliott Bay for 5 miles from S Royal Brougham Way near Qwest Field and Safeco Field to Smith Cove Park in Magnolia.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.3 miles of trails
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0.00
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This nature preserve represents the best of Washington all in one 86-acre parcel on the edge of Whidbey Island.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.25 miles, one-way
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0.00
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This trail connects Fort Ward Park Park to Blakely Harbor Park via a forested corridor.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(3 votes)
A series of very short trails at Point Robinson lead to and around a lighthouse on Maury Island whose mate is across the Sound at Alki Point.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
Kayak Point Park is a lovely saltwater beach park with a short trail system located along the shores of picturesque Port Susan. It's great for family outings by the shore or an easy night of camping.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(6 votes)
A short loop hike to rock cliffs, with fantastic views out towards the Olympic Peninsula, and back toward other parts of Lopez.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 20 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
A short, level hike through second growth conifers to a wide beach and a brackish estuary.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 125 ft.
Highest Point: 225 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
One of many nice day hike options on Camano Island, Elger Bay Preserve has several interpretative trails featuring beautiful views across Elger Bay.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(8 votes)
A wooded hike from the West Beach area of Deception Pass State Park to the North Beach Parking area. Enjoy the numerous side trails to the wonderful beach and rock outcroppings along the way.