Trails for everyone, forever

Home Go Outside Hiking Guide

Hiking Guide

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.

We respectfully acknowledge the lands we are visiting are the homelands of Indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest, some of whom have reserved treaty rights on these lands. Tribes continue to rely on and share in the management of these lands today. Please tread gently and treat these places with respect.

Results List

162 Hikes

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
Clayton Beach is closed to public access per the Washington State Parks website: "Previous access to the beach via unauthorized use of Burlington Northern Santa Fe property must be discontinued because of inadequate sight lines for pedestrians to see on-coming trains when crossing the rails to access the beach area."
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 25 ft.
Highest Point: 25 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Hike a small piece of the new San Juan Islands National Monument! This section of BLM land is one of 75 sections throughout the islands (most are on uninhabited islands) and the site of the Cattle Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse was erected in 1935, but a navigational lantern has stood here since 1888.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The trail on the east side of the spit is paved and 0.8 miles one way. There are spectacular views of Mt. Baker, Twin Sisters and other peaks. Activities include beachcombing, birdwatching, and picnicking.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(3 votes)
Ruston Way runs along the Tacoma Waterfront from Jack Hyde Park to Point Defiance Park.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This small park is located on the shoreline next to the Hood Canal Bridge. A popular spot for boaters, this park also has something to offer hikers.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
With nearly 300 acres and a mile and a half of shoreline along Boundary Bay, Lily Point Marine Park & Reserve is an excellent coastal retreat for adults and children alike.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
A stroll along the sand dunes of Deception State Park's West Beach offers a glimpse into this important geologic feature. The way is easy and interpretive signs provide information about the interesting seaside vegetation unique to this area.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
This family-friendly educational center features a short nature trail that will take you through forests and meadows. At low-tide, you can also explore down onto the beach via path away from the center and a spiral staircase.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
35.0 miles of trails
Highest Point: 200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
Can't decide between walking along an ocean bluff with water stretched out for miles before you or wandering through forest under the drooping branches of moss-covered cedars? The Kettles Trail System on Whidbey Island offers you an opportunity to do both!
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 25 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
This hike is a flat 3.3 mile one way blacktop trail that starts at The Port of Anacortes and ends at March Point near The Shell and Tesoro Refineries. The trail has great views of Mount Baker, Fidalgo Bay and lots of blue heron, especially when the tides are low.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.25 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
The trails in this park reveal the military history and natural wonder of this area. There are options for walking along the beach or through forested slopes.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)