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3897 Hikes
Double Bluff

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(12 votes)
Looking for a great day at the beach with the dog? Double Bluff is the place to be! Time it just right and at low tide you could walk for miles!
 
 
Dry Creek

South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

 
8.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 1500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
Low-lying with impressive trees bordering each side of it, this trail is a nice option year-round. The Doug-fir bigleaf maple, and hemlock forest canopy in this narrow valley shades hikers in the heat of summer, and in winter the elevation means it's unlikely to have heavy snow to navigate. And since it's a former railroad grade, the trail is easy enough for hikers of all types.
 
 
Copper Ridge

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
13.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 6260.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
The Copper Ridge Trail forms part of the popular and iconic Copper Ridge Loop. The trail climbs to a ridge with stunning views before dropping down to the Chilliwack River Valley.
 
 
Chilliwack River

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
17.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 2365 ft.
Highest Point: 4440.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
The Chilliwack River Trail is an important part of the Copper Ridge Loop and is also part of the traverse between Hannegan Pass and Ross Lake via a connection with the Little Beaver Trail.
 
 
Chief Joseph Wildlife Area - Green Gulch

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
Hike down into a canyon starting at 1000 feet of elevation and descending. The trail is an old road that goes for several miles.
 
 
Cape Flattery

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 250.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(48 votes)
Trail closed until at least January 1 2022
The furthest northwest tip of the contiguous United State, Cape Flattery provides a dramatic backdrop to a surprisingly accessible hike. It's managed by the Makah Tribe, who provide permits for parking here at Washburn's General Store, The Makah Museum, and many other locations in Neah Bay. As you drive through on the way to the trailhead, be sure to purchase yours -- they're good for the year, and you can also use it for Shi Shi Beach.
 
 
Bald Eagle Mountain

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
13.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.50
(4 votes)
Enjoy a peaceful river walk followed by nicely graded switchbacks on the way to Bald Eagle Mountain. Views of Monte Cristo and surrounds will be the reward for your efforts.
 
 
Old Stagecoach Trail to Copper Butte

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1640 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Hike to a viewpoint on the Kettle Crest trail that was the site of a former fire lookout.
 
 
Chief Joseph Wildlife Area - 4-O Ranch

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 3000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Famous for its wildlife, the 4-O Ranch portion of the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area provides hikers with access to the Grand Ronde River in the Blue Mountains. Walk over rolling hills and through ponderosa pine woodlands as you search for numerous species that call the area home.
 
 
White Pass - Pilot Ridge Loop

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
29.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 7500 ft.
Highest Point: 6360.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.75
(12 votes)
A loop hike, beginning and ending in the old-growth forests of the North Fork Sauk River that traverses high ridges and passes of the Pacific crest, visits beautiful alpine lakes, and finally follows the high and lonesome Pilot Ridge Trail before descending back down to the trail junction on the North Fork Sauk River.
 
 
Trapper Creek

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3000 ft.
Highest Point: 4607.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
This trail climbs from the trailhead on Forest Road 5401 through an old-growth forest to views of the many mountains of the South Cascades from Observation Peak.
 
 
Sunshine Trail

South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 3400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
 
A primitive trail that climbs steeply to connect the Trapper Creek Trail (#192) to the Observation Trail (#132).
 
 
Siouxon Creek

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
13.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 635 ft.
Highest Point: 1697.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.64
(11 votes)
Although this gently rolling creekside ramble is one continuous trail, an adventure in three parts awaits. The first few miles are a quiet walk through a classic fern-dotted, mossy forest. In the second section, hikers find Siouxon Creek and fellow waterfall seekers, and the final miles offer more solitude and small narrow canyons with more waterfalls to enjoy.
 
 
Sloan Peak

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 7835.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(6 votes)
This route on the north side of Sloan Peak is steep and challenging. Hikers with navigational skills can make it to the base of the peak -- climbing gear and expertise is needed to achieve the summit.
 
 
Red Mountain Lookout

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 2800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
This seldom-used trail within Glacier Peak Wilderness leads through an old-growth forest with magnificent, large trees to the site of an old fire lookout build in the 1930s.
 
 
Rose Creek Nature Preserve

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 60 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Stroll though a remnant of Palouse prairie, wetland and steppe ecosystem.
 
 
North Coast Route

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
30.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(7 votes)
Hike through and alongside coastal forest, rocky cliffs and the wild Pacific coast on a relatively well-maintained route.
 
 
Moses Coulee Preserve

Central Washington -- Grand Coulee

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1750.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Moses Coulee is a lesser-known but splendid coulee near Grand Coulee. Huge towering walls of basalt cliffs line both sides of the coulee and sagebrush as well as a lone cactus carpet the floor. This area offers miles upon miles of sights, sounds and smells. One can wander aimlessly, looking at rock formations and losing track of time and space, or utilize one of the faint hiker trails for a more structured visit.
 
 
Fort Simcoe Historical State Park

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
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.
 
 
Beezley Hills Preserve

Central Washington -- Grand Coulee

 
2.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 1750.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.30
(10 votes)
Beezley Hills can boast silence and solitude like few other locations in Washington can. Apart from occasional air traffic or the distant sound of farm machinery, the breeze rustling through the shrub-steppe and bird song will rule the day. Wildflowers will abound with an April or May visit while a late summer trip will encourage you to visit earlier or later in the day to beat the afternoon heat.
 
 
Indian Dan State Wildlife Refuge

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Much of the trails in this area follow old roads and Jeep roads around the area. It's an excellent area to bring dogs (on-leash) and apart from some blowdowns, is a very easy trail to follow with a low grade.
 
 
Surprise Lake

Mount Rainier Area -- NW - Carbon River/Mowich

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 4406.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Surprise Lake and the surrounding land is entirely on private property. The road to the lake is gated, but kept open to hikers by the property owners. To retain access to this lovely lake, please respect the private property and refrain from entering any structures you may encounter on your outing.
 
 
Mount Washington

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
8.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3250 ft.
Highest Point: 4450.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.96
(96 votes)
This easy-access day hike delivers comparable—if not superior—panoramic views and lung-busting switchbacks to Mount Si, with significantly less foot traffic.
 
 
Melton Creek Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
9.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Walk through an old burn with views of the Wallowas and the Blue Mountains.
 
 
Wenatchee Guard Station

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 1435 ft.
Highest Point: 5480.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Enjoy fantastic views of the Blue Mountains from this cozy retreat on the edge of the Umatilla National Forest.
 
 
Panjab Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Wildflowers, wildlife, and great views of Eastern Washington’s wild Blue Mountains: the Panjab Loop Trail offers it all.
 
 
Mount Misery Loop

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
48.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 6387.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
From mountain peak to Wild and Scenic River, this long loop takes in a range of terrain, wildlife and views.
 
 
Slick Ear

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 2540 ft.
Highest Point: 5189.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Delve deep into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness via the shortest access to the upper Wenaha River from the Washington side.
 
 
Bear Creek via Table Springs Ridge

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2840 ft.
Highest Point: 5280.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This trail in the Umatilla National Forest starts at the end of Forest Service Road 6512 at Table Springs Ridge and goes to Bear Creek. It uses to provide access to the Walla Walla River drainage trail loop system which is used for fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, hiking and more
 
 
East Butte Creek

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This trail begins at the easily accessible Teepee trailhead and connects to multiple trails within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, making it possible to hike as an out-and-back or create longer routes.