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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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3891 Hikes
Devore Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
15.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 5400 ft.
Highest Point: 6600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
Trail closed: This trail remains closed due to the Devore Creek Fire
Climbing steeply up into the mountains to the west of Lake Chelan, the Devore Creek Trail begins in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area near Weaver Point Campground, offering miles of hiking and adventuring.
 
 
Toutle River Sediment Retention Structure Trail

South Cascades -- Mount St. Helens

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
This is a 1.2-mile loop trail that takes hikers on a tour of the structure the Army Corps of Engineers built to keep sediment from Mount St. Helens from washing down the Toutle River and inundating the communities downstream.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Trail 211

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1750.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Trail 211 is a short connector trail located within Riverside State Park.
 
 
Illahee State Park

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
0.5 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Find this tiny gem of a state park on the Kitsap Peninsula, tucked between Bainbridge Island and Bremerton. Vistors here will find prime beachside meandering and a relaxing atmosphere, enhanced by the dense forest typical of land in the Puget Sound area.
 
 
Bayshore Preserve

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

 
2.0 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
Bayshore Preserve is a 74-acre spread of land on the Bayshore Peninsula which pokes into Oakland Bay. A former golf course, WTA is working on improving the informal trails here so hikers can enjoy an area that is undergoing restoration efforts.
 
 
West Fork Agnes Creek

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
17.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
The West Fork Agnes Creek trail used to head west from Fivemile Camp on the Pacific Crest Trail (also known here as the South Fork Agnes Creek Trail). The West Fork Agnes Creek trail is now all but vanished. Navigating it is a rough bushwhack along the West Fork of Agnes Creek, with no destination except the base of 8115-foot Agnes Mountain.
 
 
 
10.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2330 ft.
Highest Point: 4600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Follow the Pacific Crest Trail along a lightly used section in the forests south of Snoqualmie Pass, enjoy views, old growth forest, and in season, great huckleberries.
 
 
Three O'Clock Ridge

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
0.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
This is a half-mile spur trail in the Three O'Clock Ridge area that ends at its junction with the Lower Dungeness Trail. The trail is a steep ascent for the majority of its length. Minimum parking is available.
 
 
Nute's Pond Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
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0.00
(0 votes)
A small park on Bainbridge Island.
 
 
Berthusen Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 111.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Berthusen Park offers up plenty of great opportunities to get outdoors and explore. This beautiful park, the site of a homestead from the late 1800s, has antique farm machinery, a historical cabin, a big red barn and a great playground with a wonderful swing set for kids.
 
 
Artesian & Black Lake

Central Washington -- Grand Coulee

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
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0.00
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Artesian Lake and Black Lake are dry lake beds on federal land. The lakes went dry in the last century due to overgrazing typical of Eastern Washington and the lowering of the water table by local wells. Willow trees and golden currant shrubs still line the former shoreline and surface water occasionally gathers on the alkaline flats.
 
 
John C. Shields Park (Minnehaha)

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
27.0 miles of trails
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 2380.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This popular multi-sport park provides trail access to the Beacon Hill trail network.
 
 
Camp Sekani Park

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
27.0 miles of trails
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 2380.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
An extensive network of trails is accessible from Camp Sekani Park in the Spokane Valley.
 
 
Owl Mountain

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 4730.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Owl Mountain is a challenging hike to a remote viewpoint in the far northeast corner of the Kettle River Range.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Trail 10

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
Highest Point: 1800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
One of many trails in the network at Riverside State Park.
 
 
Poo Poo Point

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
7.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1748 ft.
Highest Point: 2021.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.83
(115 votes)
Hike railroad grades dating from the logging era. Cross many small creeks, some of them seasonal. Pass tall trees draped with moss. Enjoy ferns and, in season, forest wildflowers and a few wild berries. Reach a fine viewpoint that's also a favorite launching spot for paragliders.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Trail 210

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
Highest Point: 1800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
One of several trails in the network at Riverside State Park.
 
 
Sweat Creek Basin Trail

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
6.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 5180.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
A hike through a gorgeous old growth forest offering excellent views of nearby summits in the Okanogan Highlands.
 
 
Sinlahekin Natural Area

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
8.0 miles of trails
Highest Point: 2700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Tucked in a lush river valley in the Okanogan region, the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area provides the opportunity to wander at will, through a rich ecosystem harboring hundreds of species of big game, waterfowl, and native plants.
 
 
Whitehorse Trail

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
27.0 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 1200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The Whitehorse Trail runs for 27 miles along an old railroad grade, connecting the towns of Arlington and Darrington. The route generally follows Highway 530 and the North Fork Sauk River as it approaches the cascade foothills.
 
 
Peoh Point

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.88
(8 votes)
Peoh Point offers 180-degree views of the Cle Elum Valley and the Stuart range from from atop a 2000-foot cliff with very steep dropoffs. While the views are stunning, use caution at the summit.
 
 
Lake Wenatchee State Park

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
4.0 miles of trails
Gain: 75 ft.
Highest Point: 1800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
A short detour off Highway 2 east of Stevens Pass will lead you a montane masterpiece tucked in the foothills of the Central Cascades. Gentle meandering hiking trails along the 489-acre state park offer scenic views of Nason Ridge, Dirty Face Mountain and the iconic Emerald Island.
 
 
Mount Clifty

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
 
A trail near Manastash Ridge.
 
 
Four Springs Lake Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
This is a quiet alternative to the busy trails in the state parks on Camano Island. The lake is not much more than a pond, but you can hear the bubbling of the small springs feeding into the wetland and listen for birdsong as you stroll along the path.
 
 
Quincy Lakes

Central Washington -- Potholes Region

 
12.0 miles of trails
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 1200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(9 votes)
Quincy Lakes is an umbrella term for the area including Ancient Lakes and Dusty Lake.
 
 
Wapato Hills Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.34 miles of trails
Gain: 200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This park with a handful of trails is nestled into a residential area in South Tacoma.
 
 
West Port Madison Nature Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.4 miles, roundtrip
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This nature preserve has a network of trails that wind through the trees and out to bluffs above Puget Sound.
 
 
Midnight Mountain

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
4.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 1750 ft.
Highest Point: 6000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A lovely feeder trail to the Kettle Crest, Midnight Ridge boasts expansive views and impressive old growth western larch.
 
 
Dishman Hills Natural Area - Goldback Springs

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
2.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Dishman Hills Natural Area's Goldback Spring Loop is located southeast of the main parking area at Camp Caro. The best way to access the Goldback Spring Loop is by combining a trip here with the Deep Ravine Loop.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Hay Ridge Loop

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Hike the Hay Ridge Loop on Mount Spokane to a warming hut that's a great option for a picnic in the summertime.