Hiking Washington  by Ron Adkison & David Wortman

Hiking Washington Guide Book

by Ron Adkison & David Wortman (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Washington  by Ron Adkison & David Wortman
Here are 48 of the finest hiking trails the state of Washington has to offer. Experience the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, the Washington Coast, the Cascade Range, Mt. St. Helens, the Kettle River Range and the Selkirk Mountains. Trails throughout the state offer hikers some of the most magnificent mountain vistas in the US as well as glaciers, rain forest, waterfalls, alpine meadows, and lonely wilderness areas. All you need to visit these great destinations are in this guide.

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Trails from the "Hiking Washington" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 48.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 48.

Climb 3.5 miles to one of Washington’s most remote peaks with lofty views from a rocky, exposed ridge, the former site of a fire lookout. This windswept vantage point near the Canadian border doesn’ ...
Colville, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
Take this easy 5-mile out-and-back day hike or overnighter through rain forest to the southern foot of Mount Shuksan in North Cascades National Park. Along the way you’ll pass through lovely old-growt ...
Concrete, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Start at a high trailhead on the dry east side of the Goat Rocks Wilderness and hike 7.2 miles out-and-back to this rocky peak with sweeping views of the Goat Rocks Peaks, Mount Rainier, and beyond. M ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.2
This easy 8.6-mile out-and-back day hike or backpack in the Boulder River Wilderness will take you through beautiful old-growth forest and past cascading waterfalls. Because of its low elevation, the ...
Darrington, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
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Wander the wild, rugged outer coast on this 8.8-mile loop trail leading through coastal forests to miles of rocky tidepools, sea stacks, and arches. With its minimal elevation gain, the loop makes for ...
Sekiu, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
Hike through grand moss-covered forest to one of the largest glaciers in the lower forty-eight states, mantling the northwest slopes of Mount Rainier. Along the way you’ll cross an impressive suspensi ...
Buckley, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
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This strenuous but short 7.4-mile out-and-back trip offers some of the best rewards for the effort in the Cascades. Climbing steeply through forest, the trail emerges into a wonderland of hanging glac ...
Marblemount, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
Follow this 4.8-mile out-and-back day hike along a scenic stream-filled gorge to a series of spectacular waterfalls, including the 300-foot-high Comet Falls. Beyond the falls you’ll find timberline ...
Ashford, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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Hike this 8.4-mile out-and-back day trip or backpack to a scenic lake basin in the Sawtooth Range east of Lake Chelan in the Okanogan National Forest. The lake offers a good base camp for trout fish ...
Twisp, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.4
This 6.9-mile trip makes a loop into the heart of the scenic Indian Heaven Wilderness and offers a healthy sampling of the area’s lakes, forests, and meadows. As a day hike or overnighter, this modera ...
Trout Lake, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.9
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This moderate 10-mile hike traverses a spectacular section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Rainy Pass to Cutthroat Pass. Along the way forests give way to the open, windswept pass surrounded by rugged ...
Mazama, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
On this 9.4-mile out-and-back hike, you’ll walk a beach along the nation’s longest sand spit to a historic lighthouse. You can spot some of the 250 species of seabirds and harbor seals that call this ...
Sequim, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
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Hike this 26.2-mile round-trip backpack in the southwestern Olympics, one of the state’s classic hikes into a deep rain-forest-blanketed valley. The trail follows the Quinault River from lush rain for ...
Hoquiam, WA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 26.2
This pleasant 3.4-mile out-and-back day hike leads you through low-elevation forest to one of the most impressive waterfalls accessible by trail in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Thundering Fall ...
Carson, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.4
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This 13.4-mile out-and-back day hike or backpack in the Mount Adams Wilderness leads from peaceful forests and lava flows to the fields of wildflowers and the ice-covered flanks of Washington’s second ...
Packwood, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 13.4
Follow an easy 1.5-mile loop through a desert region of central Washington, and see one of the largest collections of ancient forest fossil remnants in the country. This short hike through Ginkgo Petr ...
Vantage, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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This steep but scenic trail to rocky Gothic Basin is perched high above the Sauk River Valley and historic Monte Cristo townsite. Good camps can be found in the basin, and glacier-carved country invit ...
Granite Falls, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
Hike from the highest trailhead in the Olympics along a spectacular open ridge, accompanied by wildflowers and whistling marmots on this 7.4-mile out-and-back hike. You’ll get lofty views into the hea ...
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
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This 9.6-mile out-and-back hike is a quick jaunt off Interstate 90 and easily accessible from the Seattle area. While not an easy hike, its open upper slopes make for a scenic outing from early June o ...
North Bend, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
This 7.6-mile out-and-back day hike gently wanders along a ridge through subalpine forests to a grassy summit in the Selkirk Mountains. Along the way views unfold into the rugged Idaho interior. Start ...
Ione, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.6
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