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Results List

3915 Hikes

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.15
(13 votes)
Reaching the summit of Suntop can require considerable energy, or it can be a simple short walk, but the views of Mount Rainier and the White River valley below are worth it any way you slice it. Hike either 16 miles or just two, depending on which trail you use.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.95 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 120 ft.
Highest Point: 380 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
This Shoreline city park seems to be little-known outside its immediate neighborhood, but it's worth a visit. The park is minimally developed, and it offers a variety of trails through open grassy areas and forested areas.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.7 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
The Bellevue Botanical Garden (BBG) is a tranquil gem nestled in Wilburton Hill Park. The BBG’s winding pathways, elegant gardens and 150 foot suspension bridge provide hikers and families with a visual cornucopia and gentle refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
12.0 miles of trails
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 3259 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Thanks to the generosity of the land owners, this privately-owned area is open to hikers, but managed primarily for wildlife habitat and wilderness conservation. Because of this, dogs and mountain biking are not allowed here, and the area may close the at various times throughout the year in order to protect wildlife. Please respect any and all closures.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
Highest Point: 900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The Lake Little Forest was acquired by King County Parks in 2018. A small forested lake sits in the middle of this 155-acre park, and a gravel access road leads to the northern shore of the lake.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1750 ft.
Highest Point: 3080 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closed: This portion of the Asotin Creek Wildlife Area will be closed from 12.15.21 through 4.1.22 to protect elk.
This trail follows the north fork of Asotin Creek before climbing to Pinkham Butte.
 
 

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 750 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.87
(15 votes)
The family friendly trails of 670-acre Rockport State Park explore an ancient forest where dappled sunlight illuminates mossy trees and lush ferns -- perfect for a springtime stroll.
 
 

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 3480 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.79
(14 votes)
Get a workout on this steep hike from Umtanum Creek to the ridge above the canyon. In spring, it is filled with wildflowers and birds, with chances of seeing rattlesnakes and bighorn sheep.
 
 

Central Washington -- Tri-Cities

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 725 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.82
(17 votes)
This is a striking, gorgeous hike -- excellent year round, whether you like snow-dappled trail or high desert. If you visit in summer, bring lots of water and a hat. There's no water available here.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
7.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 1350 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.89
(19 votes)
This rugged hike is bound to become a classic, if it isn’t already. The full trail loop provides fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge, an intimate look at the Cape Horn Falls and a challenging workout as it climbs and descends the rocky slopes of Cape Horn.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(3 votes)
If you've been to Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks, and you're looking for another diversion on Camano Island, consider Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve. This delightful area offers some short hiking trails and, of course, ever present views of the Cascade Mountains and shoreline wandering.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
4.3 miles, one-way
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 330 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(3 votes)
This urban gem features four and a half miles of paved trail connecting Jefferson Park with the Kubota Gardens end with expansive views all along the way.
 
 

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.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 260 ft.
Highest Point: 260 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(61 votes)
Perched on a bluff overlooking majestic Puget Sound is the unique acreage of Ebey’s Landing. In addition to the Bluff Trail, visitors can experience the seaport town of Coupeville, observe working farms, and get their fill of wildlife viewing, all in a tiny National Park on Whidbey Island.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Blewett Pass

 
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 3400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(5 votes)
This short leg-stretcher winds through old growth fir and ponderosa forests with amazing geology
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4500 ft.
Highest Point: 5340 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(7 votes)
Once a popular I-90 guidebook staple, Rooster Mountain trail is actually an unofficial trail up an old road bed. The Forest Service does not maintain it. Route-finding skills to tackle this overgrown, ghostly Cascades excursion. There are far easier and more rewarding peaks in the area, but if you are looking for a challenging trail off the beaten path, quite literally in this case, Rooster Mountain may be just the hike for you.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2550 ft.
Highest Point: 3700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.17
(6 votes)
Less of a trail than a road walk, the route up Quartz Creek offers quiet and solitude in the Middle Fork Valley.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
19.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4172 ft.
Highest Point: 3675 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.88
(8 votes)
A steep and seldom traveled trail settled in what is now Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Nordrum Lake provides giant old-growth conifers, rivers, streams, waterfalls – and quite a workout! This narrow path cuts off the Taylor River/Snoqualmie Lake trail after about 6.5 miles, and doesn’t stop climbing until you reach the lake at about 3675’. But don’t worry, the giant cedars and firs provide shade throughout the entirety of the hike, keeping you cool on even the hottest of summer days.
 
 

North Cascades

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
 
Milton Mountain
 
 

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
18.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3400 ft.
Highest Point: 6400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(8 votes)
A lengthy, pleasant hike through lodgepole pine and deciduous forest, past a lovely waterfall to Abernathy Pass.
 
 

North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 20

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
 
Early Winters
 
 

North Cascades -- Pasayten

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 7782 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(6 votes)
When the deeper backcountry is under snow (or just too far away) Burch Mountain can provide a beautiful day hike with views aplenty.
 
 

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
1.65 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Beaver Loop is a pleasant, level outing which is easy to follow and and has many distractions for younger hikers. There is ample opportunity for wildlife and best of all it is close to town.
 
 

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
Highest Point: 8087 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The route to Lamont Mountain is a Class 3 and involved exposed scrambling. Gear and experience recommended.
 
 

Eastern Washington

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
 
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North Cascades

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
 
Twisp River
 
 

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
5.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 5327 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.58
(186 votes)
Road Closed: As of 12/7/21 the road to the Mount Pilchuck Trailhead is closed for the winter season.
Despite its intermediate difficulty, Mount Pilchuck sees a slew of visitors in a given year, as hikers flock to the trail for its grand panoramic views and historic restored fire lookout. Easily one of the most rewarding hikes in the area, its relatively short 2.7 mile, 2,300 feet ascent gifts you 360-degree views of Mount Baker, Mount Rainier and the Olympics from its shelter lookout, which sits nestled on a summit that tops out around 5,300 feet. This calf-friendly journey is all made possible by a high elevation trailhead, which sets you off on your travels around 3,000 feet, cutting what would otherwise be an arduous ten mile roundtrip in half.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
8.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3250 ft.
Highest Point: 4450 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.97
(97 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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.17
(12 votes)
Olallie Lake is a wonderful first-time destination for hikers or backpackers just beginning to discover trails.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 1600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.88
(17 votes)
With two small lakes and numerous branching trails that sport views to Mount Baker and the Puget Sound, this moderate trail through shady forest can be hiked or backpacked year round. Trails circle both of these lakes, and on nice days you’ll find people out fishing or canoeing here.