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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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Results List

380 Hikes

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
17.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 5050 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(5 votes)
The Sol Duc River Trail is one of Olympic National Park’s most beloved hikes. Thus it is always crowded and a backcountry camping quota is enforced. Roaring waterfalls, lush old growth, and subalpine meadows where elk bugle and bears browse for berries are just some of the many highlights.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
9.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 350 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.22
(55 votes)
The Ozette Indian Reservation is closed to the public. Hiking north past the campsites at Cape Alava is prohibited.
The Cape Alava Loop (Ozette Triangle) is two hikes in one: a forest stroll and a walk on the beach. Take the Cape Alava Trail out to the beach and back for a 6.2 mile hike, or continue south along the beach to connect up with the Sand Point Trail for a 9.4 mile loop.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
10.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.69
(29 votes)
A classic hike in any season, but come in winter and you’ll find that the hordes of tourists, hikers, and climbers who use this trail in the summer have dwindled to just a trickle.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.87
(15 votes)
Enjoy this delightful trail in Olympic National Park. Despite a steep start, the trail is gently graded, ascending 8 miles from a valley and ending at the Hurricane Hill Trail.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3300 ft.
Highest Point: 4800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.89
(19 votes)
The Lake Constance route is not a casual hike to a lake. It's a Class 2 and sometimes Class 3 scramble that requires continuous attention and careful hand work in areas where a mistake could prove fatal. People who have a fear of heights or are less than 100% confident in their climbing skills should avoid this route.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(48 votes)
1/20/22: Trail closed until further notice.
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.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
6.5 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
Visit a historic marine camping park that boasts saltwater shoreline that abuts Port Townsend Bay. Rife with military history, the trails here travel through beautiful forest and offer insight into the area's past life, including a former military cemetary.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.18
(11 votes)
On the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, you can walk a fine sandy beach between high bluffs and two access points to reach the Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
13.0 miles of trails
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 350 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
This little gem of a park is located in Kitsap County, at the west end of Newberry Hill Road right before the T to Seabeck Highway.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
A beautiful hike through an interesting forest, often over boardwalks, ends at the beach with the potential for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. If you plan ahead and get a permit, it's a nice overnight destination.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
A winter climb that will require crampons or microspikes, routefinding skills and, in the right conditions, climbing gear.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3489 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.47
(72 votes)
Marmot Pass offers great views and a gentle hike through old-growth forest as well as high meadows. It is a great day hike, but also offers a great starting place for a variety of overnight options.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
An easy, pleasant four-season ramble along the Dungeness River, good for bird watching.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
An interpretive trail outside of Forks. Great for a midday walk or a leg stretch during a long drive.
 
 
 
1.3 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A one-mile loop through forest and along the East Fork of the Satsop River. A cutoff trail allows this hike to be made even shorter, if desired.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 328 ft.
Highest Point: 362 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A short trail through undeveloped state park lands to a section of shoreline on the Key Peninsula.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
9.0 miles of trails
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 450 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Gibbs Lake sits tucked away in the Northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. This county park comes complete with its namesake lake and an intersecting system of trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
3.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 5100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
 
Skip the crowds of skiers and snowshoers at Hurricane Ridge and try a challenging hike on Obstruction Point Road.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
2.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 210 ft.
Highest Point: 530 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
Explore an undeveloped watershed on well-maintained trails just minutes from town.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 2804 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.48
(33 votes)
Approachable throughout the year, the Mount Walker trail’s average 20% grade makes it a go-to route for hikers and trail runners looking for a short, brisk tromp. (While it is also a designated stock trail, riders and pack animals rarely make an appearance.) Spring, summer, and fall the 2-mile trail is both ascended and descended by those on foot. In the winter, when the Mount Walker road is gated closed to vehicles, many will pursue the then 2.25-mile jaunt up to the north viewpoint, saunter over to the south viewpoint and then descend on the more gentle grade of the road.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2240 ft.
Highest Point: 4273 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.18
(11 votes)
A longer, steeper, pass free, alternate route to the summit of Mount Zion.