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3944 Hikes

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1160 ft.
Highest Point: 2078 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.04
(360 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
This is a fine hike on a well maintained, albeit busy trail through a cool forest with views of the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, Rattlesnake Lake and Chester Morse Lake.
 
 

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - West

 
3.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 775 ft.
Highest Point: 1327 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(61 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Ridges/passes
  • Fall foliage
The Leovy Trail, a testament to community land conservation, is a moderate ascent through second-growth Cascade rainforest to the summit of Heybrook Ridge. At the top, take in stunning views of Mount Index, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Skykomish Valley.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 5200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.22
(9 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Ridges/passes
The aptly-named Switchback trail provides a shortcut to Mount Angeles and views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Port Angeles, and the surrounding area, but it comes at a price. Just 0.6 miles long, it climbs 700 feet from the parking area (more of a pullout) on Hurricane Ridge Road to the junction with the Klahhane Ridge Trail, where four different destinations lie at your feet.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 98 ft.
Highest Point: 2278 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
The Crosshaul Trail is a short segment within the East Tiger Mountain trail network that connects with many other trails.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 53 ft.
Highest Point: 33 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Seattle has many pocket parks and natural areas where native species of floral and fauna make their home. The Union Bay Natural Area is one of these wonderful little spots that offers a natural environment within easy reach of many city dwellers.
 
 

South Cascades > White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
2.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 446 ft.
Highest Point: 482 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
Connect campsites along scenic Mayfield Lake with the Ike Kinswa State Park Campground Loop.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 367 ft.
Highest Point: 229 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Coast
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Taylor Mountain

 
3.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 527 ft.
Highest Point: 888 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
This popular path for horseback riders follows a gentle grade along Carey Creek to connect with the Taylor Mountain trail network.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
0.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 153 ft.
Highest Point: 463 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
The Waterline Trail is part of the extensive trail network in the city of Newcastle. It connects to the May Valley Trail, passes by Lake Boren Park and ends at Newcastle Way with connections on to various other trails.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
1.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 604 ft.
Highest Point: 2299 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
Connect the Poo Poo Point Trail with the Tiger Mountain Trail on this hike on the west side of Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 183 ft.
Highest Point: 1490 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A quiet forest trail with small creeks and ponds, the Clay Pit vista, mining artifacts, and a deep mineshaft. Don't worry, it's covered by a grate.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 336 ft.
Highest Point: 908 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
The Terrace Trail is part of the network of trails in the city of Newcastle. It connects the Highlands Loop Trail with the Crosstown Trail by starting low in a residential neighborhood and climbing via a series of switchbacks.
 
 
 
1.1 miles, one-way
Gain: 233 ft.
Highest Point: 708 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Good for kids
The Golf Course Trail is part of the trail network running through the residential town of Newcastle. This trail parallels Golf Club Road along a forested band.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Olympia

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 194 ft.
Highest Point: 220 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
A peaceful walk around the wetlands, this is the perfect stroll for someone who wants to experience a little chunk of nature. The tract of wetlands is well-preserved despite being close to town, making the park an attraction for bird-watchers and plant-lovers in the city of Olympia.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 345 ft.
Highest Point: 229 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Coast
This trail connects Fort Ward Park Park to Blakely Harbor Park via a forested corridor.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 59 ft.
Highest Point: 537 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Join mountain bikes on this hike with access to many trails all around Tradition Lake, including the Adventure Trail, the Gas Trail, the Wetlands Trail, Section Line Trail, and Bus Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 153 ft.
Highest Point: 534 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Hike along the edge of a ridgeline just above an invisible I-90 at the north end of Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Whidbey Island

 
1.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 166 ft.
Highest Point: 306 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Featuring a 1.3 mile lollipop loop, this preserve takes visitors through a forest of Douglas fir and salal to an open meadow.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 230 ft.
Highest Point: 706 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers
Enjoy an easy 1.2-mile loop near the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Pair it with the Hall of Mosses for a couple of nice, flat exploratory leg-stretchers in the Hoh. Both make for an interesting introduction to the area, and will be a hit with the kids!
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 249 ft.
Highest Point: 1462 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Cut across to the south section of the Tiger Mountain Trail from the South Tiger Traverse.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 522 ft.
Highest Point: 2562 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Aptly named, find excellent views of Seattle from this connector trail on Tiger Mountain.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Whidbey Island

 
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 31 ft.
Highest Point: 32 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast
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.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 305 ft.
Highest Point: 1336 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.17
(6 votes)
A connector trail on Tiger Mountain. Access to or from West Tiger 3, Nook Trail, and Section Line Trail.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Olympia

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 62 ft.
Highest Point: 1136 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Good for kids
  • Waterfalls
Wynoochee Falls will entice you to spend more time than you’d expect on a half-mile round-trip hike. The falls are pretty, and the pool at the bottom is nice for wading. There is a gravel bar that is perfect for picnics, and there are some good rock scrambling options.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 131 ft.
Highest Point: 190 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Lakes
Timberlake Park consists of 24 acres in the city of Issaquah. While most of the park is forested, the trail leads to the Lake Sammamish shoreline, including a beach area.
 
 

Eastern Washington

 
1.2 miles, one-way
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 1073 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Lakes
This trail starts out in Neppel Park in the City of Moses Lake and runs along the shore of the lake; it is paved and flat.
 
 

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
0.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 215 ft.
Highest Point: 1855 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.33
(3 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
This approximately one mile trail provides a link between the East Hardy Ridge Trail and the Upper Hardy Creek Trail to providing multiple loop options in the backcountry of Beacon Rock State Park. With its majestic bridge across Hardy Creek, lush evergreen forest and enchanting stream crossings, it is a worthy destination in itself.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 1867 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
This 165-acre conservation futures property preserves a fragment of the Peone Prairie ecosystem at the confluence of Peone Creek and Deadman Creek.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
24.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 3930 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
This trail offers vistas of the Okanogan River and Pasayten Wilderness as well as wildlife viewing potential for hikers of all experience levels.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 71 ft.
Highest Point: 511 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
The loop trail in this park is a nice place for families to go walking or for anyone to get some steps in.