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3916 Hikes
 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 480 ft.
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The hike from the Cedar Falls trailhead to the junction with the Change Creek route is one through history. You will walk along a decommissioned railroad passing by the remnants of the line. Starting at the Cedar Falls trailhead, begin your hike just past the outhouse, crossing a paved road, and picking up the gravel path.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
12.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 2150 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
This snowshoe route starts off with a roadwalk, then carries on through the East Fork Foss River Valley on the Necklace Valley Trail.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5854 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(9 votes)
With wide open views at the top, Thorp Mountain is a worthwhile destination, even if the steep ascent to the peak might seem challenging.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
15.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
 
Visitors to Sasse Ridge in the winter should have winter travel experience, a route planned, and the ability identify and understand avalanche risk in the backcountry.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
This primitive trail forms a partial loop, connecting the High Divide trail just above Heart Lake with Appleton Pass.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
9.63 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5111 ft.
Highest Point: 5384 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
High Divide trail makes up a section of the Seven Lakes Basin trail and leads to the Bailey Range Traverse. While campsites exist along this route, it's important to reserve your spot in advance of your visit here.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
14.72 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3965 ft.
Highest Point: 4926 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Lunch Lake is a popular stop or overnight camping area along the Seven Lakes Basin Loop in Olympic National Park. Visitors here will need an overnight permit to stay here, attainable from Olympic National Park.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
28.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6235 ft.
Highest Point: 4532 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
Hoh Lake is a quiet spot in the wilderness of Olympic National Park that is accessible via a steep ascent from the Hoh River Trail or a long approach on the High Divide Trail.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
16.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3675 ft.
Highest Point: 5474 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
Bogachiel Peak sits above the dramatic Seven Lakes Basin. While you might expect stunning views here, such is not the case. The treed peak has limited views from the top, but it's a short enough side trip, why not make a stop while you're there?
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
19.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 5120 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.53
(30 votes)
Stunning views, stargazing, backcountry lakes and plentiful wildlife await you on this classic 19-mile loop on the Olympic Mountains’ stunning Seven Lakes Basin and High Divide Trail.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 5100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
The route up Tonga Ridge is not clearly marked for winter travel. Visitors to this area should have a route planned, a map, snow travel and avalanche travel skills.
 
 

Issaquah Alps -- Taylor Mountain

 
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Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5300 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(7 votes)
The snowshoe route into Commonwealth Basin is not clearly marked or blazed. Visitors here should plan their route in advance, go prepared for winter travel, and be able to identify avalanche risk.
 
 

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
9.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4040 ft.
Highest Point: 4460 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(7 votes)
With a trailhead accessible year round, Cow Heaven and views of the Skagit and Sauk River Valleys along with the majestic North Cascades are a promising paradise despite the challenge of a zigzag ascent spent mostly within the shelter of the forest.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.25 miles, one-way
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
An easy, mostly paved hike along the saltwater, with plenty of chances to see wildlife.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
8.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2120 ft.
Highest Point: 3100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
This hike on Rattlesnake Mountain near North Bend follows good trails through second-growth forest, with possible wildlife sightings. It leads to some outstanding high viewpoints. In spite of the name, there are no rattlesnakes here.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
9.16 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
Part of King County’s regional trail network, the Lake Youngs Trail is a soft-surface loop around a reservoir and offers a couple connections to other popular trails in the area.
 
 

South Cascades

 
8.3 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
 
Hike 8 miles on a trail that passes many lakes, through wildflower fields, and connects with the Pacific Crest Trail.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 4800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
Hike along a babbling creek up to Trout Lake in the Alpine Lakes wilderness.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
 
This is a walk up an old mining/logging road that follows beautiful Trout Creek up to the old Sundown Mine.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
6.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 2600 ft.
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Avalanche Danger: The Franklin Falls basin lies at the bottom of an avalanche chute. Know the avalanche conditions and exercise caution if you choose to enter the basin.
This popular summer trail off I-90 changes quite a bit during the winter months. The road accessing the summer trailhead is closed to vehicles, adding several miles to the route, and there is considerable avalanche danger at the falls.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
2.0 miles of trails
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Just west of Snoqualmie Pass, the Asahel Curtis Sno-Park includes two miles of beginner snowshoe trails along a creek, two restrooms and a parking area that is routinely plowed. This is also the parking area for the winter route to Franklin Falls.
 
 
 
12.0 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
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0.00
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This is a 12-mile traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that makes a great warm-up thru-hike for the full PCT, or a nice overnight backpacking trip.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 6080 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
 
A snowshoe route along a ridgeline above the Hurricane Ridge parking area. Maybe difficult or impossible to access in winter.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4500 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
 
The route on the Coleman Glacier involves advanced snow travel. Those hoping to traverse Coleman Glacier should have the appropriate gear and a plan, and need to consult a map and identify their route before attempting.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
3.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
A trail to a ridgetop in the Icicle Creek area.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 906 ft.
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0.00
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This less-than-a-mile boardwalk hike is a lovely way to get outside and enjoy a little forest time in a cathedral of trees.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5946 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
A steep, infrequently maintained trail that is part of the White Pass-Pilot Ridge Loop.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
Deer Park is rarely accessible by vehicle in the winter. Hikers will likely have to undertake a long road walk to access Deer Park and Blue Mountain.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 5900 ft.
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Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
A winter climb that will require crampons or microspikes, routefinding skills and, in the right conditions, climbing gear.