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3935 Hikes

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
5.1 miles, one-way
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 2000 ft.
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A Rail-to-Trail conversion through the heart of the Spokane Valley, the Appleway Trail provides a non-motorized option for traveling through town.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
1.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 500 ft.
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Dishman Hills Natural Area's East/West Pond Loop is located just west of the main parking area at Camp Caro, making the loop an easy introductory hike to the Dishman Hills, or a jumping off point for further exploration within the Natural Area's trail network.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 95 ft.
Highest Point: 410 ft.
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Follow a gentle, stroller-friendly slope for about a mile along the eastern and northern shores of scenic Lake Ballinger. You can extend your walk by continuing west along Lakeview Drive to the nearby Interurban Trail, or head east to explore the gravel forested path through Terrace Creek Park
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.75 miles of trails
Gain: 94 ft.
Highest Point: 143 ft.
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Bleakly urban, curiously varied; this are is dramatically unique despite its diminutive stature. Select from two short walks -- a short hill climb or a wander through river bottom with interpretive signs.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.0 miles of trails
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Tucked into the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, Cal Anderson is a bustling hub of activity year round. There is about a mile of trail to walk here, but it's also a great place to exercise your dog, meet up with a friend, or just hang out in the sun.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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This agricultural field turned city park is still in development, but it is an open space with wetlands and some informal trails where visitors can wander.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 50 ft.
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Trails offer many different experiences to all types of users. This tail is no different. It can be a colorful place to avoid on boating days, it can be a wonderful short trail for youngsters to explore, or it can be a link in a much larger and longer network of trails in and around the University of Washington Campus.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 115 ft.
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This little urban trail is tucked away on the far west side of the Providence Regional Medical Center. The trail is closed from sunset to sunrise.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.2 miles of trails
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This gentle 2.2 mile trail winds its way through the native shrubs and old growth conifers that surround the Jackson Park Golf Course. Only a short section of the mostly flat gravel trail is wheelchair accessible, and there are two short, steep climbs along the way.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 360 ft.
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An easy walk around a small urban lake and wetland area.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
3.0 miles of trails
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A large, wooded park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. With a historic watertower, the Asian Art Museum and the Volunteer Park Conservatory here, there is plenty to see here on your walk.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
22.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 60 ft.
Highest Point: 230 ft.
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2.67
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This 22.5-mile rail trail follows the abandoned Burlington Northern grade connecting the towns of Sedro Woolley and Concrete, and can be accessed from three trailheads off of the North Cascades Highway.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
11.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 350 ft.
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2.50
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This trail can be short or long, depending on how much you want to hike and which trailhead you start from. Along the way, you will pass several quaint waterfalls and some spectacular views of the San Juan Islands and Chuckanut Bay.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1150 ft.
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2.71
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Begin your hike up High Point Trail in wooded, steep terrain, passing a junction with the Lingering Trail and eventually joining up with the Tiger Mountain Trail.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1050 ft.
Highest Point: 5100 ft.
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If you need to take a break before braving the traffic coming back into Seattle on a Sunday evening, or if you want to stretch your legs on the way over the pass to adventures in Leavenworth, the Skyline Lake Trail is just the thing.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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This 100+ acre park near Edmonds is on the eastern shores of its namesake, Lake Ballinger. Fishing is available year round, and with beach access, barbeques, and picnic tables, it is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with the family.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
2.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 210 ft.
Highest Point: 530 ft.
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3.00
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Explore an undeveloped watershed on well-maintained trails just minutes from town.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
10.0 miles of trails
Gain: 0 ft.
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This small network of trails between Anacortes and Burlington offers a nice outing for kids and adults alike.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.25 miles, one-way
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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

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 33 ft.
Highest Point: 463 ft.
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The Green Lantern Trail mostly follows the shores of Silver Lake in South Everett, perfect for those looking to stretch their legs and experience the outdoors without having to leave the city. With a multitude of attractions including passing through three parks with water access this trail is ready to please! Disc golfers, beach-goers, kids, birders and fishermen alike may all find something here.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
3.0 miles of trails
Gain: 0 ft.
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3.38
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The Lowell Riverfront Trail in Everett is a 1.6-mile pedestrian trail stretching between Lowell River Road near Rotary Park to its northern end. The ten foot wide, paved path traverses an area revered for its historical significance, natural beauty and central location.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
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3.67
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Enchantment Park is part of a large network of different trails and parks located along the Wenatchee River in downtown Leavenworth. The trails are well maintained, and dotted with informative plaques all along their length.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
24.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5000 ft.
Highest Point: 6200 ft.
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3.86
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A steep and rough-at-times trail leads hikers into some of the loneliest, yet most stunning, lake basins within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
10.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 5150 ft.
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3.85
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Josephine is a beautiful lake 5.2 miles south of Stevens Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail winds thru the Stevens Pass Ski area, climbing for two miles to top of the hill, gaining 1000 feet along the way.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
35.0 miles of trails
Highest Point: 200 ft.
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4.00
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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!
 
 

South Cascades -- White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 1800 ft.
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Visitors to the North Fork Loop Trail will see several different forests and enjoy views of the lush Cispus Valley. The trail is adjacent to the North Fork of the Cispus River, and departs from the North Fork campground, making it a great option for people staying there.
 
 

South Cascades -- White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
20.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6340 ft.
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Link together six trails for a fall color loop past numerous lakes of the Tumac Plateau and hike Tumac Mountain in the William O. Douglas Wilderness.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 50 ft.
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Merrill Lake Conservation Area is a seasonal campground that includes a short and sweet loop trail around a lake. Along the way are 10 interpretative signs that supplement what hikers see around them.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
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This 2.5 mile long horseshoe trail is part of a nice 8 mile lollipop loop in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. Expect a shaded section of trail and to share the way with mountain bikers.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
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Exclamation Point Rock is a geological rarity in Washington, and part of the developing Teanaway Community Forest. Right now it is difficult to access this location without trespassing on private property. Hikers are discouraged from visiting this area.