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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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3915 Hikes

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2200 ft.
Highest Point: 5200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(7 votes)
An aptly-named alpine gem, Pear Lake nestles below Fortune Mountain and can be reached by combining the Top Lake Trail with a short jaunt north on the Pacific Crest Trail. It provides access and a jumping-off point for hikers, backpackers, equestrian riders and trail work parties alike headed into the backcountry of the Henry M. Jackson and Glacier Peak Wildernesses and beyond.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
A relatively easy hike to a tranquil mountain lake.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
4.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2200 ft.
Highest Point: 4400 ft.
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0.00
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This hike sits just over the Idaho border near the town of Coeur d’Alene. Although it’s in Idaho, the trailhead can be reached in under an hour from downtown Spokane.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 1900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
 
Take a very steep, primitive trail to a creek crossing (only fordable in mid-summer) to the Lewis River Trail.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 2750 ft.
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0.00
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This snowshoe route follows snow-covered forest roads to Camp Lake in the Teanaway Community Forest.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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Frontier park is a 71-acre park situated between Puyallup and Graham.
 
 

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
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0.00
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An interpretive trail outside of Forks. Great for a midday walk or a leg stretch during a long drive.
 
 
 
1.3 miles, roundtrip
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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.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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The Frog Mountain Trail is still in the construction phase, and when complete, will be a roughly four-mile path to the mountain's summit.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 40 ft.
Highest Point: 1200 ft.
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0.00
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Visit a historic arboretum on connected paths that form a 2 mile interpretive trail, with the option to do shorter loops.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 328 ft.
Highest Point: 362 ft.
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0.00
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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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
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A Sno-Park opened in 2021 consisting of an open space for families to play in the snow.
 
 

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
8.0 miles of trails
Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 4224 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.27
(11 votes)
On this hike you’ll experience the renewal of life after a devastating fire as you climb a canyon through bunch grasses, wildflowers and regenerating stands of aspen to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the distant Cascades.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
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A shorter, less challenging outing near the popular Amabilis Mountain. Be sure to share the trail with skiers.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
3.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 1550 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(177 votes)
Companion piece to neighbor and big brother Mount Si, the small rocky bluff known as Little Si is a moderate grade 4.7 mile trail located in the hike rich North Bend area. Although relatively steep inclines bookend this hike, this primarily North/South route is perfect for beginners who are looking to get back in shape, while still accommodating veterans with opportunities to cut away on the Boulder Garden Loop (at .3 miles and .5 miles) to merge with the more challenging Mount Si trail. Expect crowds, even in winter, as New Year’s resolutions (the two Si mountains are sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Resolution Peaks” for the deluge of hikers that appear after January 1st), proximity to the city and a degree of refuge from the elements often divert heavy foot traffic to this mini-mountain to keep it busy year round.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 2600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.58
(60 votes)
Get a workout and experience rock work completed by Department of Natural Resources and WTA volunteer crews on this hike. Your reward is a rocky overlook from which you can marvel at Mount Kent, McClellan Butte, and Mount Washington, the behemoths forming the south rim of the west entrance to Snoqualmie Pass.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 425 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.71
(21 votes)
The hike suggested here visits the site of the flaming geyser and the bubbling geyser, and includes the River Trail and Ridge Trail, all encompassed in the park. It follows roughly a figure eight path that can be traversed in any order. If you are a weekend visitor, you may need to park where space is available and modify your route accordingly.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.5 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
The White River Trail in Auburn is a paved, multi-use trail that starts at the East Valley Highway and runs through Roegner Park and Game Farm Wilderness Park before ending at Stuck River Road.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 3200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
On a clear day, some of the area’s most notable peaks are visible from the crest of Mallardy Ridge, reached by snowshoeing along an easy-to-follow route.
 
 

South Cascades -- White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
3.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1365 ft.
Highest Point: 5685 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.54
(54 votes)
Topping out at 5685 feet, High Rock is dramatically higher than its surroundings. On a clear day, the exposed summit provides outstanding views all around and down. The trail is moderately steep but short, following Sawtooth Ridge 1.6 miles to the summit, where a fire lookout cabin clings to the top.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 33 ft.
Highest Point: 463 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(7 votes)
The Green Lantern Trail mostly follows the shores of Silver Lake in South Everett, perfect for those looking to stretch their legs and experience the outdoors without having to leave the city. With a multitude of attractions including passing through three parks with water access this trail is ready to please! Disc golfers, beach-goers, kids, birders and fishermen alike may all find something here.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
Highest Point: 2500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
 
The Crystal Springs Sno-Park is a hub for winter recreation. The trails here are open to snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Some routes are groomed, while others are unmaintained.
 
 

Mount Rainier Area -- NE - Sunrise/White River

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 5200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.93
(14 votes)
Road Closed 11.9.21: The highway to this trailhead is closed for the winter season. It will reopen in the spring when the snow can be cleared.
This short trail crosses the Inter Fork of the White River to views of The Mountain's largest glacier and the valley carved by this river of ice.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
2.0 miles, one-way
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0.00
(0 votes)
Trail 120 is closed to all users due to ongoing logging operations on Inland Empire Paper lands. The trail is closed from both access points at Bear Creek Lodge and the Lower Selkirk / Snowmobile parking area. Trail closure signs are posted. An opening date is unknown at this time.
The trails on Mount Spokane interlace, offering opportunities to create long or short hikes. Trail 120 allows hikers to loop onto the Kit Carson Trail and beyond.
 
 

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.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
12.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2940 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.67
(3 votes)
Take a rugged trek through creek canyons, down a four-wheeling road, over a remote pass, and back down through a multi-use trail to complete a challenging loop hike. You may have equestrians, mountain bikers, and ORV users for company, but any type of user can appreciate the views you’ll get along the way.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 2840 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This route is in the Crystal Spring Sno-Park. It is along both a motorized and non-motorized groomed trail.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
10.0 miles of trails
Gain: 1080 ft.
Highest Point: 3000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Starting from the west end of Lake Wenatchee, this snowshoe along a snowy forest service road is a great way to get out in the snow on a relatively flat and wide trail. Side roads offer an uphill route to a viewpoint or you can meander down toward the river and turn back at any point you please.