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Hikes 30 Minutes Away From Home

A hike is a hike no matter where it lands on the map, and a trail close to home provides all the benefits of a backcountry trek without the long drive and big time commitment.

A hike is a hike no matter where it lands on the map, and a trail close to home provides all the benefits of a backcountry trek without the long drive and big time commitment.

Nearby trails hold so many wonders. You may be amazed to learn about the greenspaces, parks and trail networks that exist no more than 30 minutes from your door. There are more than you might realize, and WTA is always working to increase access to nature nearby.

The trails here are just a sampling of what might be available in your area. Get inspiration below, then search our Hiking Guide or Hike Finder Map for more trails near you. Don't see your favorite local trail in the guide? Write a trip report to let us know about it!


Hikes 30 Minutes from Yakima

With botanical gardens, canyons, nature preserves and waterfront trails, Yakima has plenty to offer to hikers right in the neighborhood.

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Hikes 30 Minutes from Wenatchee

Rolling hills, wildflowers, waterfronts and views of nearby ranges and peaks can all be found without traveling far from Wenatchee.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes from Olympia

Whether you're looking to get away from the sounds of the city in the forest or spend some time along the shore, Olympia is right around the corner from wonderful places to get outside.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Spokane

No matter which part of Spokane you live in, there is sure to be a great hike nearby. Whether you're looking for a peak, a prairie, or a ponderosa forest on the riverbank, they're all within reach.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Vancouver

From stunning views and the cascading waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge to wide-open reaches of grasslands and marshes, Vancouver and Portland couldn't be more perfectly situated for reaching some incredible Washington trails in no time.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Bellingham

From the lofty heights of the Chuckanuts to beach-combing on Padilla Bay, Bellingham is just minutes from an incredible diversity of trails.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Seattle

Seattle has some wild refuges right in the city and plenty of nearby trails that can be hiked all year round. Waterfalls, views, old-growth forests thick with ferns — they're all right here.

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Hikes Within 30 Minutes of Tacoma

From forested ravines, to ecological rarities, to pebble beaches, to views of the Sound — it's all within reach in Tacoma.

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