Enjoy a day out in Washington at Snoqualmie Falls. This 270-foot waterfall beckons a visit for its enthralling views, easy trails and Native American heritage. The best way to enjoy this wonder is right after a downpour when the waterfall’s spray is fuller—adding to the mystical vibe. Train lovers should also hop on an antique train ride to the top of the waterfall. Beside the falls, there are other interesting sites to visit like the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum and Snoqualmie Depot. You can also pamper yourself with a luxe stay at the Salish Lodge & Spa. – TripadvisorSee more..
5.0Hurricane Ridge(1.851 reviews) - Spectacular Views Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Hiking Trails • Scenic Drives
At an elevation of 4,242 feet, Hurricane Ridge is one of the most easily accessible and scenic areas in Olympic National Park. Get a free map from the rangers at the National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, before making the scenic 18-mile drive up Hurricane Ridge Road. Here, you can spot Mount Olympus from the viewing patio next to the carpark, and embark on multiple trails like the Hurricane Hill Trail which has amazing views of the ridge. There’s snow up here until early fall, so travelers can have the chance to go tubing, snowboarding, or skiing, even in summer. You can join a guided tour of Olympic National Park to make sure you don't miss any of the best sights. – TripadvisorSee more..
4.5Whatcom Falls Park(950 reviews) - Quiet walk in the park Thursday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Parks • Hiking Trails
We arrived at about 10:30 and spent almost two hours walking the trails and enjoying the falls and derby pond. Some local ducks, Canadian geese, and a rare diving bird with mate were enjoying the pond. There are well placed benches around the pond. We happened to go on a beautifully sunny day however with it was a bit chilly since most of trails are in the woods. See more..
My favorite thing to see in the Olympic National Forest. A bit of a drive once you Pay the fee for national park ($30/day or $80/yr) until you get to the parking lot for the falls hike. There are several hikes for all age groups. We took the one to the falls just over 1.5 miles each way, with a 2 & 7 year old who navigated the whole thing both ways. So much lush green things to see! Perfect place to scavenger hunt for nature. (Of course only for sight not touching or taking) The falls are so beautiful! It is a bit loud close to the falls (on the bridge over the falls). As you walk farther down the river the noise becomes nature. The rocks, water, moss, trees, everything is so amazing. Wonderful place to take photos and explore the nature of a rainforest in WA state. Highly recommend !! See more..
4.5Centennial Trail(575 reviews) - Worth a special trip! Biking Trails • Equestrian Trails • Hiking Trails
This 40 mile paved, car-free trail bordering the beautiful Spokane River has something for everyone: running, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing. The Spokane River Centennial Trail is the backbone of the recreational trail system in eastern Washington and north Idaho, welcoming over 2.5 million users annually.See more..
4.5Second Beach Trail(378 reviews) - Good location to watch sunset if weather permit. Spent 1-2 hours Hiking Trails
Dense and marshy forest trail on the Olympic Coast.See more..
My husband hiked the Rain Forest Nature Trail while driving the 31-mile loop around Lake Quinault. This was one of our favorite trails! There were plenty of plaques that provided information about the rain forest. We learned a lot on the trail, especially considering we had no guide. It was also an easy, leisurely hike that would be good for anyone of any skill level. I definitely recommend it!See more..
With an elevation gain of 1,400 fee, this five-mile hiking trail starts from Paradise to Panorama Point, Stevens-Van Trump Memorial with a final descent into Paradise Valley and Myrtle Falls.See more..
I don't know how many cities have this kind of wilderness park in the city limits, but in any case Tacoma is lucky to be so blessed. Just the drive through the old growth forest is interesting, even if you don't walk any trails. You can also go down to the beach and walk it unless the tide is in. Great place.See more..
Had a couple hours to kill before attending a nearby memorial for one of my cousins. Easy to find parking near the trail. Took a walk one hour south. Zillions of people enjoying this trail and area. The river is beautiful, cafes available fronting the trail, obviously a favorite with both locals and visitors. I will come back for a jog or walk next time I am in town! See more..
Great hike in early April. Overall all, total out and back my app showed over 5 miles, and 1125ft of elevation gain. It took my husband and I about 1hr 45min, including time for photos at the top and bottom of the trail. After reading reviews about how busy this trail gets, we arrived at the trailhead around 6:30am, and I'm glad we did. We came across very few on the trail (maybe about 10-15 different groups or individuals?). By the time we got back down, it was already SIGNIFICANTLY picking up in traffic. This early, it was foggy in parts and at the top, but still a beautiful view. I would definitely recommend if travelling to North Bend or to Seattle!See more..
4.5Sammamish River Trail(116 reviews) - A Nice Jaunt to Stretch Legs After Long Travel Day Spent 1-2 hours Bodies of Water • Biking Trails • Hiking Trails
Literally a few steps outside the Archer Hotel in Redmond, this paved walking/biking trail was a lovely walk along a beautiful river and quaint business district. We walked a good 45 minutes in one direction and could have gone further except that we had to get somewhere else. Highly recommend this SAFE, well-groomed and seemingly popular trail if you want to get some relaxing and pretty venue to exercise or stretch your legs or rent a bicycle during your stay at the hotel (a lot of people on it the day we walked, and so we felt completely safe.)See more..
4.5Discovery Trail(98 reviews) - Great for walks with a stroller or bike! Spent 2-3 hours Hiking Trails
We have an infant and finding nature walks that are stroller friendly are tough. This trail was paved and wide and perfect for a walk with the stroller! We walked several miles without having to worry about picking up the stroller over terrain. Would highly recommend the trail! See more..
The 5.75 mile trail constructed over old rail beds was opened to walkers, joggers, bicyclists in 2015. It meanders through the Google campus, along a ridge that offers views of Lake Washington and the Seattle skyline. There are times when you Feel like you are in a forest and other times in folks backyards. The best in urban hiking.See more..
This was one of my favourite hikes on my five week holiday to USA and Canada. The hike starts at the ranger station at Lake Ozette. The trails are boardwalk based and very easy to follow. In fact, it is impossible to go off trail. The beach was secluded and beautiful. The beach is rocky at times so you can rush this bit. Then back on the loop to the car park Highlights: the accessible trail Seeing a black bear on the beach (see photo) Secluded and beautiful beachSee more..
My brother and I did this hike while I was visiting. The trail goes through beautiful woods, can be difficult at times. Neither of us are very “in shape” and we did the hike in about 2 hrs. Paragliders were taking off at the top. Parking lot is small. Dogs welcomed. See more..
4.5Battle Point Park(60 reviews) - Great for biking walking, frisbee golf and kids play area. Parks • Hiking Trails
Set in the middle of the island, this lovely park offers a paved walking and bike path around it about a mile+. Lake has ducks and other water birds. Frisbee golf course, pickle ball courts, tennis, and summer concerts. Really nice for recreation!See more..
My daughter and I had just moved to Bellingham and discovered this trail when visiting Fairhaven one day. We were looking for a place to walk and were thrilled to discover this trail. From Fairhaven the trail goes out into the bay across a very long pier which connects to a long sweeping foot bridge that curves out across the water and around a point where it connects to land again. There are plenty of places to sit and a covered picnic area at the end of the pier as well as a small boat dock. We did not go all the way around the point but intend to go back soon. The bay is so beautiful; you can see the islands, sailboats... I can't wait to go back and walk the full length and back again.See more..
A scenic trail passing by lakes and meadows.See more..
4.5Iceberg Point(57 reviews) - Great lunch walk with an incline Nature & Wildlife Areas • Lookouts • Hiking Trails
The walk to the monument was very beautiful and full of sites. Our picnic spot was a large rock at the USGS marker and very nice. The incline to the marker was easy but we did not venture to C.See more..
This is an amazing little forest, don't miss it. The location in the rain forest next to the beach, the number of trees with burls of varying sizes makes it look like an enchanted forest from the movies. The trail is right next to highway 101, and is a flat, easy walk. It can be a bit difficult to find due to lack of signage. It is located just south of the Kalaloch ranger station. Look for a sign for Beach 1, the trail is right next to it. There was no sign for the beach going north on 101, but we saw the sign going south on 101 after we turned around at Kalaloch. Well worth the stop.See more..
4.5Cascade Pass(55 reviews) - Spectacular North Cascades Spent More than 3 hours Hiking Trails
This moderate hiking trail climbs up to 5,384 feet elevation.See more..
A smooth, scenic trail stretching less than a mile in length: this easy hike is perfect for all members of the family.See more..
4.5Enchantment Park(49 reviews) - Best free place to sled when it snows Spent 1-2 hours Parks • Hiking Trails • Playgrounds
In the winter the baseball fields are closed and the natural bowl becomes a great place for sledding. Extreme sledders will find the upper bowl in front of the Worldmark resort a blast. Those looking for something tamer will find a lower bowl closer to the river.See more..
These falls are conveniently just off Hwy. 101 & nearly roadside. It's just a short, family-friendly walk to get there. Very pretty. Enjoy them from the trail or climb over the large rocks to get to the base. There's a pool of water to the right of the falls that people use as a swimming hole. Posted signs at the trailhead on the hydroelectric building say there is danger of sudden stream flow changes & to not climb on the rocks.See more..
5.0Blue Lake Trail(42 reviews) - AMAZING! Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Hiking Trails
We just happened to stop by this trail after a disappointing morning hike and we were wowed! The parking lot is decent sized but when we arrived at 12:30PM, there weren’t any spots. We grabbed some lunch and when we came back at 2PM, somebody was leaving so we got a spot. The trail is about 4.5 miles RT and ends at a beautiful blue lake surrounded by mountains. There is a bit of climbing involved but it’s completely worth it! You can hike right down to the lake and there was a mountain goat on one of the lower ridges overlooking the lake. Once you’re at the lake, there’s a side trail called Tarn Loop that looked like it would take you possibly closer to the area where the goat was but we didn’t hike it. We would definitely hike it again!See more..
A 94-mile trail which goes around Mount Rainier.See more..
4.5Liberty Lake Regional Park(41 reviews) - Great camping spot Spent More than 3 hours State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
The camping at Liberty Lake is great. The host sold fire wood for $5 a bundle. The host was also very friendly. The bathroom was clean and the shower had lots of hot water. If you go to the beach, you would want to drive, it is a bit far to walk. See more..
Some time ago we loved hiking this trail, however yesterday we walked only half way on the trail, as there was a lot of water and we didn't have the correct footwear. The view from the parking lot to the bridge was spectacular, and we took a lot of photos from both sides of the bridge of the river. There were a few cars on the parking lot; we parked off the highway.See more..
This is an easy 2 mile, family friendly shaded trail that winds through an old-growth forest of huge Douglas firs. The Staircase area entrance is in an out of the way location, at the end of a long, gravel road just past Lake Cushman, so it appears to be less congested than other areas of the park. This just adds to its beauty.See more..
4.5Centennial Trail(37 reviews) - a must do trail Spent More than 3 hours Biking Trails • Hiking Trails
I was able to walk part of the trail, the Arlington centennial art walk. there was art, sculptures and murals. I was unable to cycle the trail, which runs the entire county. saw part of the Snohomish trail.See more..
4.5Twin Falls(37 reviews) - Fantastic Waterfall in Three Sections Spent 1-2 hours State Parks • Hiking Trails • Waterfalls
We hiked to Twin Falls while visiting the area. Part of Olallie State Park, the trailhead for Twin Falls is off 159th street. Note that a discovery pass is required to park at the trailhead. From here, it's about 1.5 miles on a moderate trail to the beautiful waterfall. When approaching the waterfall, there is a spur to the left that leads to a viewpoint of the lowest drop. At over 100 feet, it's really impressive. We visited during low water, so more of the rock was exposed and I thought it was just fantastic. Back on the main trail, it's a short ways to a bridge over the river with a view of the middle drop. A little further up the trail is a view of the upper section of the falls. We found a scramble path from here that led down to the base, but needed to use a rope for the final descent. Overall, a really great waterfall that was more impressive than I expected.See more..
Easy access. I’ve been here in the winter spring and summer. All 3 times were fantastic. I’m not an expert hiker and I had an excellent time. Such stunning views. If you have the right boots or sandals (for me anything with Vibram technology) you will be able go far on this trail. It was iced over in December so we needed spike traction cleats for our shoes. If you are new to hiking this is an excellent place to start. See more..
4.5Des Moines Creek Trail(35 reviews) - A peaceful walk in the woods Spent 1-2 hours Biking Trails • Hiking Trails
We found the 200th Street parking lot that had maybe 14 parking slots and 4 or 5 that were made up as people came in and found spots that worked for them. There is one port-o-let that was surprisingly well maintained! So, there are bonus points for that. We took the trail that headed toward Puget Sound. If you find yourself between jet movement (you are very close to Sea-Tac), it is possible to feel as if you are close to being in a primordial forest. Okay, ignore the paved road. It has amazing cover from the trees, a lovely winding creek, mile markers and it is perfect for a bike ride or a stroll. There are so many options available as to what parking lots you can choose from and in what direction you can go. I plan on hitting up all the parking lots and walking many of the trails. It was just so peaceful. Bring water, possibly snacks, some of the trails are long.See more..
5.0Icicle Ridge Trail(35 reviews) - Not too difficult with an amazing view Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
Lots of sun and little shade on this east-facing exposure so dress accordingly and go early in the summer months. It took us about 90 minutes to go up and 60 to go down. Glad we went early because by the time we came down the parking lot was full and it was getting too hot.See more..
An absolute marvel of a location. It’s encouraged to have dogs off leash, and with 150 acres, the dogs had a blast. A lot of the messages scattered throughout the property were absolutely heartwarming. There were a lot of individuals who came by just to wish their dogs who crossed the rainbow bridge well.See more..
Lake Twenty-Two was a relatively easy to mid-level hike located in Snohomish County, roughly an hour and a half outside downtown Seattle. This hiking destination is excellent if you want a good workout and beautiful views but don't want to drive too far outside of the city. This hike will give you a great taste of the Pacific Northwest and all of its wonders. I will go back again for sure!See more..
Second only to Ruby Beach as the most scenic and accessible on the west coast of Olympic, Kalaloch has changed a great deal in recent years. Comparing over several visits we have seen the ocean gouge into the hillside, threatening the cabins at Kalaloch Lodge and damaging the stairs leading to the beach. The beach is largely free of the logs that others offer (but many are trapped in the lagoon near the lodge) and the rocks you can comb through are not particularly colorful but are amazingly smooth for a hard substance.See more..
A popular mountain biking trail located just outside Seattle.See more..
4.5Artist Point(28 reviews) - Take the Wild Goose Trail to Artist Point from Heather Meadows Visitor Center if final stretch of road is closed Spent 2-3 hours Hiking Trails
Yes, when we wanted to visit on Thursday, 8/12, the final 1.8 miles of the road to Artist Point was closed. HOWEVER, you can park at the Heather Meadows Visitor Center and take the Wild Goose Trail to Artist Point which is what we did. This trail is 1.8 miles roundtrip and the views going up were great. It really wasn't that difficult and provided a way to Artist Point. There are some wooden stairs you have to go up but nothing too bad. It was actually pretty crowded when we did this at 8 am on 8/12. There were plenty of people doing this trail.See more..