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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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3961 Hikes

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 1750 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.92
(13 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Take a hike on the east side of Tiger Mountain along an old railroad grade.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Snoqualmie Pass

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 2600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.64
(66 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Get a workout and experience rock work completed by Department of Natural Resources and WTA volunteer crews on this hike. Your reward is a rocky overlook from which you can marvel at Mount Kent, McClellan Butte, and Mount Washington, the behemoths forming the south rim of the west entrance to Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.5 miles of trails
Gain: 60 ft.
Highest Point: 80 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
Fish Park is a 40-acre park just north of downtown Poulsbo with a wonderful network of trails that run along the Liberty Bay Estuary.
 
 

South Cascades > Mount St. Helens

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 3100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
This short trail is located near Coldwater Lake and connects visitors to the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater to the Lakes Trail and the Mount Margaret backcountry.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 1100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(12 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
The Palouse to Cascades Trail in Iron Horse State Park provides access to notable North Bend hikes, views of mountains and waterfalls, and a journey back into Washington’s history. Take in the wildlife and cross soaring bridges as you make a level traverse from Rattlesnake Lake to Change and Hall Creeks 5.5 miles to the east.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Snoqualmie Pass

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3300 ft.
Highest Point: 6151 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.70
(23 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
Alta Mountain is a rocky summit featuring 360 degree views of Rainier, Hibox, and the Chikamins. It can be done as a long day hike, but is more easily enjoyed as a side trip from an overnight at Lila Lake, Rampart Lakes, or even Rachel Lake.
 
 

Central Cascades > Blewett Pass

 
14.4 miles, one-way
Gain: 1450 ft.
Highest Point: 3450 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.69
(32 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers
This popular trail parallels a thunderous creek on a gentle grade, making for an excellent springtime river romp.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1585 ft.
Highest Point: 2370 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.90
(86 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
You'll work up a sweat on this easy to moderate hike to the spectacular Teneriffe Falls. Go in the spring when the tread is snow-free and the waterfall is flowing at full volume. Along the way, you'll be rewarded with views of the surrounding Snoqualmie valley and nearby peaks.
 
 

Issaquah Alps > Tiger Mountain

 
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 540 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.68
(19 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage
Hike a series of short, nearly level trails that offer views of two lakes and of some swampy areas, and pass one of the largest trees in the Tigers. Appreciate the forest vegetation and wildflowers. Along the way, hear and perhaps see a variety of song birds and waterfowl.
 
 

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
6.5 miles of trails
Gain: 1050 ft.
Highest Point: 1100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Rivers
This little-known gem of a hike on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge offers spectacular views of the Columbia River, amazing spring wildflowers and an old garry oak forest of gnarled old trees. This stunning preserve is owned by the Friends of the Columbia Gorge and tops out in an old cherry orchard with a few surviving trees.
 
 

Central Washington > Yakima

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 89 ft.
Highest Point: 1443 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
Fort Simcoe Historical State Park consists of 196 acres in the Yakima Indian Reservation. The Park is closed in the winter from October 31 through March 31.
 
 

South Cascades > Mount St. Helens

 
6.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1570 ft.
Highest Point: 2370 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Fall foliage

Trail closed from 11/27 - 12/23/22.

Krause Ridge Trail offers a textbook example of a Pacific Northwest forest nearing succession climax. Whether you are a jaded forest trekker or an ecologist, this is a classical forest with big trees towering as a sunshade with a lush understory and an easy day hike.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > Snoqualmie Pass

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 3600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.84
(199 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
Waterfalls, wildflowers, sheltering forests, mountain views and an alpine lake are offered on this well-maintained trail. At the lake, enjoy the sights and relax for a while. If you backpacked in, stay at the campsites for a sunrise and sunset on the lake.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region > North Bend Area

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 620 ft.
Highest Point: 1520 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.73
(11 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Rivers
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
The Blowout Creek Trailhead offers a more secluded adventure than the CCC Road: Lower Section, despite its route along an old road. Climb a moderate grade alongside Blowout Creek for almost a mile before arriving at the CCC Road Trail, then hike to a beautiful waterfall.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1951 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.08
(26 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers

Road to trailhead closed

Marvel at old-growth trees amid a lush rain forest landscape while visiting one of Olympic National Park’s most beloved attractions: Sol Duc Falls.
 
 

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

 
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5327 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.56
(191 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits

The road to the trailhead is closed past Heather Lake for the season.

Despite its intermediate difficulty, hikers flock to Mount Pilchuck for its historic restored fire lookout with grand panoramic views of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier and the Olympics.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Waterfalls
A short trail to stretch one's legs, and a beautiful waterfall located just off the highway.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

 
3.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 5757 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(27 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
Whether you need a day hike for the whole family or the perfect trail to round out your first visit to Olympic National Park, Hurricane Hill is the answer. You can even use this trail as the jumpoff (or ending point) to a variety of longer hikes out of the Elwha River Valley.
 
 

North Cascades > Mount Baker Area

 
10.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 6200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.46
(28 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
The wide-open trail to Hannegan Pass and Hannegan Peak offers spectacular mountain views, glorious alpine wildflowers, waterfalls and glaciers. Choose to hike to 5050 foot Hannegan Pass (about 8 miles roundtrip) or press on to the 6200 foot summit of Hannegan Peak -- 10.6 miles roundtrip.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Whidbey Island

 
3.5 miles of trails
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.86
(7 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids

11/14/22 - Some trails in the park are temporarily closed after being affected by a storm.

With commanding views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, this 347-acre park also has opportunities for bird watching, clamming and crabbing, and offers 3.5 miles of hiking trails in old-growth forest and along a stretch of unspoiled saltwater shoreline.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

 
1.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 1085 ft.
Highest Point: 5434 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Wildfire: Trail closed

The Shedroof Cutoff Trail serves as a short feeder trail to the Shedroof Divide Trail in the Salmo Priest Wilderness.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

 
22.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 5300 ft.
Highest Point: 6600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Fall foliage

Wildfire: Trail closed

The Shedroof Divide offers some of the best views in northeast Washington as it traverses the wild high country of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

 
19.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3400 ft.
Highest Point: 6480 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.44
(9 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Rivers
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth

Wildfire: Trail closed

Hike into the heart of Colville's Salmo-Priest Wilderness -- so remote that even grizzly bears have been spotted here. This is high country, with some of the most impressive old growth stands this side of the Cascades. You'll experience old growth cedar, moss, ferns and wildflowers galore. But the vistas are pure Inland Northwest - vast views of the Selkirks and the Upper Priest River Valley.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

 
10.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Wildfire: Trail closed

This meandering trail through old-growth forest follows Jackson Creek, connecting the Shedroof Divide in Washington to Hughes Meadows in Idaho.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Wildfire: Trail closed

Let the car take care of most of the climbing, then enjoy this gently contouring trail that begins in forest and passes through thickets of huckleberries before arriving in the upper grassy meadows that provide spectacular views of the surrounding peaks in the Selkirk range.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

 
4.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 2204 ft.
Highest Point: 6229 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Wildfire: Trail closed

This long ridge route gives hikers big views in all directions and also serves as a connector to enable big loop opportunities with other nearby trails.
 
 

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 4516 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
Those new to snowshoeing will appreciate the easy access and groomed trails found at Segelsen Creek Sno-Park, along with the mountain views and options for extended exploration.
 
 

North Cascades > Mountain Loop Highway

 
31.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4400 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(8 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Lakes

Trail closed: The Suiattle River Trail is closed due to damage from the Downey Creek Fire

Hike along a Wild and Scenic river, up a rugged ridge, and to a mirror-like iconic lake in Glacier Peak wilderness. This is a long hike, best done as a backpack, but it's absolutely worth the days you invest to explore here.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
17.0 miles of trails
Highest Point: 700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(3 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
The Black Diamond Open space consists of 1,240 forested acres including wetlands, peat bogs, streams and portions of the protected migratory corridor known as the Wildlife Habitat Network. Explore the 17 miles of non-motorized trails only two miles north of Black Diamond and six miles to the south of Maple Valley.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(8 votes)
The popular access point for Sumas Mountain (off Sealund Road) utilizes private property. Hikers are asked to refrain from using this access point.