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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
Fisk State Park

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
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Fisk State Park is a large property on the southern bank of the Spokane River located about 30 miles northwest of downtown Spokane.
 
 
Curlew Lake State Park - Curlew Lake Nature Trail

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 160 ft.
Highest Point: 2500.0 ft.
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A small nature trail outside of Republic.
 
 
Deception Pass State Park - Hoypus Point

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
6.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 400.0 ft.
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3.50
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A great trail for solitude and a cloudy winter day, this is a forest walk, complete with old growth giants, mature alder and a green understory of sword ferns. A tree huggers hike! This loop will give you a nice variety of forest ecosystems.
 
 
Potholes State Park - Frenchman Hills Trail Loop

Central Washington -- Potholes Region

 
3.0 miles of trails
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Potholes State Park mostly service picknickers and boaters, but there are 3 miles of trail to explore on the Frenchman Hills Trail Loop.
 
 
Fort Townsend Historical State Park

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
6.5 miles of trails
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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.
 
 
Dash Point State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
19.0 miles of trails
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3.50
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Dash Point State park is located between Seattle and Tacoma and is a popular spot for water recreation. Birdwatchers can see shorebirds and raptors, while beach explorers can look for crabs and starfish on the shores during low tide. While the park is mostly known for the beach, there are also miles of forested trails for hiking and biking.
 
 
Shoeffler Butte-Heyburn State Park

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1120 ft.
Highest Point: 3360.0 ft.
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This trail in Idaho’s Heyburn State Park starts off on a remnant of a historic wagon road, then winds through ponderosa pine forests to top out on Shoeffler Butte.
 
 
Olallie State Park - Olallie Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
18.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 3500.0 ft.
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4.00
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The Olallie Trail in Olallie State Park is a new (as of Fall 2017) trail dedicated to mountain bikers, but open to all forms of non-motorized recreation such as hiking and horseback riding. It takes recreators up the slopes of Mount Washington above the I-90 corridor. Stop at multiple viewpoints on your way up that look north across I-90 towards the rest of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
 
 
Dugualla State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
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The land encompassed by Dugualla State Park was acquired in 1992, when Washington State Parks bought the property to prevent it from being logged. It is now a quiet little state park at the north end of Oak Harbor.
 
 
Saint Edward State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 400.0 ft.
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3.90
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Hike through a diverse century-old second-growth forest with a dense canopy to the undeveloped shoreline of Lake Washington. This historic 316-acre state park, nestled in the midst of the Seattle metropolitan area, has playground facilities for children, picnic areas, trails for mountain bikers and fields for sports teams as well.
 
 
Yakima Sportsman State Park

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
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Visit this 247 acre park on the floodplain of the Yakima River. With two miles of hiking trails, it's a great place to explore if you happen to be camping nearby. With fall foliage, wildflowers, and fishing, it's a delightful destination at any time of the year.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Nordic Trails

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
Highest Point: 5129.0 ft.
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Excellent groomed Nordic Trails in winter convert to a nice double track trail for summer use. The trails are Nordic-only in winter (no snowshoeing allowed), but multi-use in summer (hike, bike, & equestrian).
 
 
Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher Snowshoe

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
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5.00
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This loop route begins and ends near the campground at Bowl and Pitcher and includes a trip across the footbridge over the Spokane River both going and returning.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Mount Kit Carson Trail

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
7.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 5282.0 ft.
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4.00
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Mount Kit Carson Trail 160 begins at Saddle Junction and climbs a short, steep route to the summit of its namesake peak, second tallest of the main peaks within Mount Spokane State Park. While it may lack the elevation of Mount Spokane, it more than makes up for it with superior views; pack a picnic lunch and take advantage of the outstanding vista.
 
 
Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park - Deep Lake

Central Washington -- Grand Coulee

 
15.0 miles of trails
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4.00
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Dry Falls State Park is a stunning stop on any Central Washington road trip. The viewpoint off Highway 17 at the Visitor Center is a good quick stop to see the evidence of the mighty ice age floods that swept through this area. But drive down to the main road through the park, just a couple miles south, and you'll be able to get inside this incredible vista, and see up close what the land looks like now.
 
 
Steptoe Butte State Park Heritage Site

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
Highest Point: 3612.0 ft.
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Fans of geology, history and, of course, nature can enjoy this 168-acre day-use park. The top of the butte has magnificent views from above the Palouse Hills, and you can learn more about the area’s unique geology from interpretive panels at the summit.
 
 
Seaquest State Park - Silver Lake

South Cascades -- Mount St. Helens

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 4390.0 ft.
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2.20
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A forest walk and a wetlands walk-two trails for the price of one! This wide, paved trail loops through meadows and shoreline.
 
 
Fort Columbia State Park - Scarborough Hill

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 630 ft.
Highest Point: 767.0 ft.
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2.75
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Climb to the top of a low peak at on the Washington side of the Columbia River, then visit an historic fort, complete with gun battery and old buildings available to rent.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Bowl & Pitcher

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 166 ft.
Highest Point: 2165.0 ft.
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4.67
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This short hike boasts a lot of bang for your buck. At just 2.1 miles, the loop won't take too long, but you'll enjoy views of an impressive river, rocky outcroppings, and some expansive views.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Quartz Mountain

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
4.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 756 ft.
Highest Point: 5129.0 ft.
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3.38
(8 votes)
Mount Spokane State Park has trails for all types, and something for every season. Hike in the summertime to the relocated fire lookout atop Quartz Mountain, or explore the area in a snowy winter wonderland via cross-country skis.
 
 
 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 1500.0 ft.
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Hike through a stunning canyon in a state park rich in history from the Ice Age Floods.
 
 
Ocean City State Park

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
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Ocean City State Park is a 170-acre camping park with almost 3000 feet of shoreline on the Pacific Ocean. Trails through the dune grasses and shore pines lead to the Pacific Ocean.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Trail 100

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 4526.0 ft.
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3.00
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Accessible from two trailheads, shady Trail 100 provides respite from both the heat of summer and the winds of winter along its approximately 3.5-mile length.
 
 
Millersylvania State Park

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 105 ft.
Highest Point: 395.0 ft.
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3.75
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Millersylvania State Park sports camping, boating and more than eight miles of hiking trails. The trails zigzag all around, so visitors can construct a loop of up to five miles, and add some side trips on. The huge old growth cedar and fir, easy accessibility to I-5 and excellent opportunity for a pleasant walk in the woods make this an attractive place to hike, especially in winter.
 
 
Leadbetter Point State Park - Martha Jordan Birding Trail

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 15.0 ft.
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WTA began construction of this half mile new trail in 2013. Since then they've built several boardwalks and brushed out a rough corridor leading to a connection with the existing trail system through the forested dunes.
 
 
Lake Sylvia State Park

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
5.0 miles of trails
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 170.0 ft.
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2.89
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Just a mile outside the tiny town of Montesano is a quiet, calm lake, fishing, swimming, camping and five miles of hiking trails. Stop by Lake Sylvia State Park for a day or a whole weekend of fun.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Three Peaks Loop

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
12.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2858 ft.
Highest Point: 5883.0 ft.
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4.00
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Three peaks in a day! It's completely doable thanks to this loop that takes you on a tour of Mount Kit Carson, Day Mountain, and Mount Spokane. Plus there is plenty to see along the way -- don't forget your camera!
 
 
Sacajawea Historical State Park

Central Washington -- Tri-Cities

 
1.2 miles of trails
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Nestled on the eastern edge of the Tri-Cities, just east of Pasco, is a lovely little state park and accompanying interpretive center dedicated to Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who was crucial to the success of the Corps of Discovery as they made their way to the Northwest Coast.
 
 
Mount Spokane State Park - Trail 121

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
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A short trail connecting trails 120 and 122 to make larger loops accessed near the main entrance of Mount Spokane State Park.
 
 
Riverside State Park - Deep Creek Canyon

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
5.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 968 ft.
Highest Point: 2165.0 ft.
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3.80
(5 votes)
Take advantage of the diversity of Riverside State Park's Trail 25 by doing this close-to-town loop that includes both forested canyon and scenic overlooks.