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3944 Hikes

Central Cascades > Stevens Pass - East

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 314 ft.
Highest Point: 2429 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
The Big Tree Loop Trail — located in the closed Soda Springs Campground — has not had any maintenance for five years or more. Bridges are missing from creeks and devil's club blocks some sections of the trail. Yet the grove of four- foot-wide conifers stands tall, wildflowers bloom brightly in summer, and autumn leaves glow brilliantly in October.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 256 ft.
Highest Point: 219 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Good for kids
Short loop trails through fields with views of Mount Baker.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 190 ft.
Highest Point: 1250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(6 votes)
Detour off the Lingering Trail and amble through forest to junctions with the Preston Trail or the Bootleg Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 86 ft.
Highest Point: 1332 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A trail off Clay Pit Road with access to Coal Creek Falls, as well as Shy Bear area, Wilderness Peak, and other areas.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 60 ft.
Highest Point: 358 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
Wapato Lake Park has all the amenities of a big local park, but the draw for hikers will be the loop trail around the lake.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 194 ft.
Highest Point: 264 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
This trail can be hiked on its own or joined with other area trails for a longer outing.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 70 ft.
Highest Point: 335 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
Peppered with statues and monuments, this park near the heart of downtown Tacoma is designed in a classical style.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > San Juan Islands

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 9 ft.
Highest Point: 13 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast
English Boom County Park is an all-season area that offers bird watching, beach combing, wildflowers and views of the Cascades. It is also a historical area with remnants of early logging operations for transporting logs by rail and water. There are picnic facilities and wheelchair-friendly boardwalks and a viewing platform. A short walk takes you through an estuary cut through with small channels. A small parking lot accommodates about ten vehicles which includes some spaces along the end of the road.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 26 ft.
Highest Point: 34 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
A nice break from in-town shopping, the Tammi Wilson Memorial Trail is a short, ADA-accessible trail in Burlington.
 
 

Issaquah Alps

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 501 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
  • Good for kids
Just north of Lake Boren, this trail connects Coal Creek Parkway to the Crosstown Trail just across from 129th Ave. SE. Over its 0.8-mile course it passes through the green spaces between the residential areas of the town of Newcastle.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 604 ft.
Highest Point: 2863 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Hike along a ridgeline to the summit of Tiger 1. Access from Tiger Mountain Trail, West Tiger 1, and Main Tiger Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.35 miles, one-way
Gain: 49 ft.
Highest Point: 1311 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A half-mile jaunt from Shangri La to Tibbetts Marsh and West Tibbetts Creek Trails.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

 
0.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 313 ft.
Highest Point: 1668 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
A connector trail between the Boulder Garden Loop to the main Mount Si trail in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 123 ft.
Highest Point: 1180 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A connector to Military Road along 166th Way SE on Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > San Juan Islands

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 219 ft.
Highest Point: 261 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
The preserve has a short trail that wanders through mature trees along a salmon spawning creek and offers access to this beautiful 24-acre park where visitors are likely to see a variety of bird species.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 8 ft.
Highest Point: 17 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids
  • Coast
With 6,000 feet of shoreline and an ADA accessible trail, visitors can travel along the coast and keep an eye out for the numerous species that fill the air.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 48 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
Waterworks Gardens is a public park managed by King County Parks. Complete with trails, art, native plants and wildlife this park winds visitors through a series of garden "rooms" of ponds, wetlands and marshes.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 390 ft.
Highest Point: 1033 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
This trail is listed in Audubon's Olympic Loop of The Great Washington State Birding Trail. The trail drops fairly steeply from the trailhead to begin a 0.7 mile loop around the lake. There are several benches along the way for resting while bird watching.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Olympia

 
0.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 139 ft.
Highest Point: 175 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
This short and sweet neighborhood trail on the west side of Olympia will take hikers through a quiet forested ravine and out to views of the Puget Sound.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 94 ft.
Highest Point: 170 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
This forested park in Bellingham was made possible by the Jensen Family’s generous donation of a public easement. The short, stroller-friendly loop trail includes a picnic table and parking area.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 143 ft.
Highest Point: 387 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
While there is another park of the same name in Redmond, the Viewpoint Park in Bellevue serves as a natural buffer separating the neighborhoods from the businesses in the area. There are wooded trails to explore, including a trail leading to Bridle Trails State Park.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 178 ft.
Highest Point: 932 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.88
(8 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
Visit a beautiful, many-tiered waterfall and a small lookout area on the west side of Cougar Mountain. Perfect for photos as well as an escape from the city.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
1.1 miles, one-way
Gain: 656 ft.
Highest Point: 1299 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
This is a short connector trail between Bear Ridge and Shangri-La trails, allowing hikers to create many loops on Cougar Mountain.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 141 ft.
Highest Point: 499 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
The Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail connects the Heritage Recreation Center to the South Hill Community Park via a wide paved trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
0.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 648 ft.
Highest Point: 2219 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(6 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Shave off 2.5 miles of distance with this 0.5 mile shortcut on the Tiger Mountain Trail. Also access the West Tiger Railroad Grade Trail just 0.1 miles off the TMT.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 212 ft.
Highest Point: 1007 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)
  • Good for kids
Access several loop options at the north side of Cougar Mountain with the Red Cedars Trail.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 39 ft.
Highest Point: 1223 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(3 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A way from the Sky Country Trailhead on Cougar Mountain to access the Cave Hole Trail via a loop with Old Man's Trail.
 
 

South Cascades > Mount St. Helens

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 2450 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.55
(58 votes)
  • Dogs not allowed
The full experience at Ape Cave includes the easy exploration of a spacious lava tube, followed by more difficult travel through a smaller, longer, and more rugged lava tube to an exit. Then, enjoy an easy return hike winding through shady forest and crusty lava formations.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 77 ft.
Highest Point: 1506 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
A short jaunt off the Clay Pit Road to a deep mineshaft left over from mining activities that used to take place on Cougar Mountain in the late 1800s.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Cougar Mountain

 
0.25 miles, one-way
Gain: 23 ft.
Highest Point: 1217 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
  • Good for kids
A short access trail to the cave holes on Cougar Mountain.