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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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157 Hikes
Twin Harbors State Park

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

 
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Twin Harbors State park offers miles and miles of beach roaming whether you're searching for treasure, looking for life birds, or simply hunting for clams and other sea critters.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Eight Peaks Tour

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
25.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 5889.0 ft.
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This grand tour of Mount Spokane State Park includes all eight summits within Washington's largest state park.
 
 
Beacon Rock State Park - Little Beacon Trail

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 108 ft.
Highest Point: 683.0 ft.
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Little Beacon Trail is a short spur trail off the Hadley Trail in Beacon Rock State Park over moss covered talus to the base of Little Beacon Rock and a view of Beacon Rock.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Snowshoe Summit Route

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1328 ft.
Highest Point: 5883.0 ft.
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This winter-only summit route is a straight shot from Bald Knob Campground to the summit of Mount Spokane.
 
 
Beacon Rock State Park - Hardy Creek

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
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This 1.1-mile trail parallels Hardy Creek as one segment of the Hamilton Mountain loop. It is high up the ridge above the creek, traversing red alder and Douglas-fir forests.
 
 
Federation Forest State Park

Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 410

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 1800.0 ft.
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Green, mossy old growth trees and miles of level hiking are the main attractions at Federation Forest State Park. More than 12 miles of trails wind through the forest and hikers can put together loops to fit their hiking needs.
 
 
Griffiths-Priday State Park - Copalis River Spit

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 40 ft.
Highest Point: 25.0 ft.
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On a stretch of Washington coast known for its beach-driving, Griffiths-Priday State Park is a welcome respite for walkers. The natural spit features low sand dunes that are protected as a wildlife refuge bordered by Conner Creek on one side and the Copalis River on the other.
 
 
Blake Island State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 190 ft.
Highest Point: 190.0 ft.
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Originally home to the Suquamish Indian tribe and legendary for being the supposed birthplace of Chief Sealth, over the years Blake Island has also served as a timber source, a private estate, Army base, and even a smuggler’s refuge. It now may be best known for Tillicum Village, a Native American re-enactment retreat accessible via ferry from nearby Seattle.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Trail 130 to CCC Cabin

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 575 ft.
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Pass though both forest and meadow on the way to this heritage site on the aptly named Beauty Mountain within Mount Spokane State Park.
 
 
Alta Lake State Park

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
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With fishing, swimming, and opportunities just to enjoy the sunshine, Alta Lake State Park, just outside of Pateros, is not to be missed.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Mount Kit Carson Loop Road

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 5220.0 ft.
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Portions of this route were at one time the original summit road, constructed by Francis Cook beginning in 1909. Now closed to all but park vehicles, the wide trail bed and gentle grade make this an enjoyable hike for families.
 
 
Westport State Park - Westport Light Trail

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 15 ft.
Highest Point: 30.0 ft.
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The Westport Light Trail, also known to locals as "The Dunes Trail" is about 1 paved mile dotted with many commemorative stone benches.
 
 
 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
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The hike involves a circumnavigation of Umatilla Rock, a narrow rock blade that passes below Dry Falls. This area lies midway along the 50-mile Grand Coulee—one of the longest and most spectacular chasms carved out by up to 100 gargantuan Ice Age floods.
 
 
Lake Sammamish State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
1.5 miles of trails
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A beach, forests, wetlands, and the potential to spot wildlife; Lake Sammamish State Park has it all. And people have been appreciating what the area has to offer for generations -- the land around the lake is culturally significant as a gathering place for several Native American tribes.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Trail 25 Trail 410 Loop

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
5.17 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 924 ft.
Highest Point: 2207.0 ft.
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This little lollipop loop in Riverside State Park is the perfect short walk to experience the north end of Riverside State Park, get a little exercise and a lot of a view.
 
 
Deception Pass State Park - Lottie Point Loop

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
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A half-mile loop off Highway 20 in Deception Pass State Park, the Lottie Point loop is a nice forest walk in this popular location.
 
 
Lyons Ferry State Park - Marmes Pond

Central Washington -- Tri-Cities

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 750.0 ft.
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A former archaeological site, Marmes Pond is now a destination for fishermen and hikers looking for a short exploration of the Channeled Scablands.
 
 
 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 640.0 ft.
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Horan offers two miles of graveled trails and 15 viewing stations where visitors can watch local wildlife and learn about the flora and fauna that surround them.  
 
 
 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 550 ft.
Highest Point: 1200.0 ft.
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Gingko Petrified Forest State Park presents a unique look at Central Washington's shrub–steppe. The real experience comes from exploring its backcountry.
 
 
Spokane River Centennial State Park Trail

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
37.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 2200.0 ft.
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This route started as a pedestrian- and bike-friendly route along the Spokane River, coinciding with the Washington State Centennial celebration, hence the name. Now, users can follow the Spokane River from Riverside State Park west of Spokane all the way to the Idaho border.
 
 
Bay View State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
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The Bay View State Park on Padilla Bay has plenty of activities and amenities.
 
 
Ike Kinswa State Park - Lake Mayfield Trail

South Cascades -- White Pass/Cowlitz River Valley

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
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Connect campsites along scenic Mayfield Lake with the Ike Kinswa State Park Campground Loop.
 
 
Nisqually State Park

Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise

 
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Just a few miles west of Eatonville, off Highway 7, is Washington's newest state park. Created thanks to a partnership between the Nisqually Tribe, Washington State Parks, and other local agencies, the park provides 1,300 acres of forest, prairie, and riverside trails to recreate in.
 
 
Rainbow Falls State Park

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 450.0 ft.
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Rainbow Falls State Park is an island remnant of exquisite old growth forest in the upper Chehalis Valley, with a small cascade as the centerpiece of the park. Surrounding a half-mile stretch of the Chehalis River, this fragile patch of stunning Douglas fir, western hemlock, and western redcedar is among the last, albeit diminished, stores of Washington heritage to pass onto the future forest of the region.
 
 
Lime Kiln State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
1.35 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 276 ft.
Highest Point: 207.0 ft.
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Lime Kiln State Park is one of the more scenic spots on an already beautiful island. Sometimes called “Whale Watch Park,” it is not uncommon to see orcas or other marine life playing in the water as you wander along the rocky edges of the Salish Sea. The hike described here provides plenty of opportunity for spotting killer whales, while also allowing you to explore the upland environment and see the historic lime kiln.
 
 
Lake Chelan State Park - Little Bear Trail

Central Cascades -- Entiat Mountains/Lake Chelan

 
2.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1350.0 ft.
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Well-maintained but secluded 2.3 mile loop through savannah and pine forest inside Lake Chelan State Park.
 
 
Wallace Falls State Park - Jay Lake

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West

 
12.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1600 ft.
Highest Point: 1840.0 ft.
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Not so scenic but plenty peaceful, Jay Lake is one of a small handful of backcountry camping areas in a state park. Just be sure to get a permit before you head out!
 
 
Silver Falls State Park

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

 
8.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
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Located in Central Oregon, this delightful hike in an extremely popular state park is a great day hike diversion for those hoping to venture deeper into Oregon.
 
 
Saltwater State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
2.0 miles of trails
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This popular state park is nestled on a stretch of shoreline between the urban centers of Seattle and Tacoma, so unsurprisingly, it's a frequently-visited location. Share the beach, share the views, and enjoy the atmosphere here.
 
 
White River Falls State Park

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - OR

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 1000.0 ft.
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Hike down the canyon to the White River and a historic hydroelectric power at White River Falls State Park. Located just east of Tygh Valley in Oregon, the park also has dramatic waterfalls, fishing, desert flowers in the spring and fiery colors in the fall.