This list represents the most popular trails in Washington. Use this list to plan your next Washington outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Stillaguamish River: South Fork
The South Fork of the Stillaguamish is another favorite steelhead stream flowing through a rural area. Its background bluffs ...
#2 Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort
A once sleepy Victorian-era hotel and bathhouse that features a regimen of therapeutic hot mineral baths reminiscent
#3 Chain Lakes
Don’t let the dog roam too far ahead on this trail—he could run all the way to Mexico without leaving the path. That’s right, ...
#4 Olympic Hot Springs
Port Angeles, WA
Includes: Appleton Pass and Boulder Lake. A day hike or overnighter to popular soaking pools in Olympic National Park. Skinnydippable ...
#5 Enchantment Lakes
The quintessential Alpine Lakes Wilderness hike to the fabled Enchantment Lakes. No hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness compares ...
#6 Rattlesnake Ledge and Rattlesnake Mountain
North Bend, WA
Long a popular outing for its proximity to Seattle and commanding views of the Snoqualmie Valley, Rattlesnake Ledge is a ...
#7 Hoh River
A 17.5-mile (one way) backpack from the Hoh RainforestVisitor Center to Glacier Meadows, with an extra 0.6-mile side trip ...
#8 Useless Bay Park and Double Bluff Beach
Useless Bay is a true oddity; the only hike in this book without any semblance of a trail. Instead, the bay provides a few ...
#9 Mount Rainier - Wonderland Trail Loop (Backpacking)
The famous Wonderland Trail, which completely circles Mount Rainier, is not only the finest long hike in Washington; it is ...
#10 Franklin Falls and Old Snoqualmie Pass Wagon Road
The trail to Franklin Falls combines history and natural beauty along a compact and easily accessible loop. A visit to the ...
#11 Wallace Falls State Park
Gold Bar, WA
This deservedly popular hike leads to an impressive series of waterfalls in the Skykomish River Valley, nine of which drop ...
#12 Little Si
Long overshadowed both literally and figuratively by its big brother next door, Little Si is
a worthwhile destination on ...
#13 Rattlesnake Ledge
You won’t find better views anywhere else this close to Seattle. Rattlesnake Ledge is a monolithic block of rock on the eastern ...
#14 Mount Si
Just as no tourist can claim to have seen downtown Seattle without a visit to Pike Place Market, there is no such thing as ...
#15 John Wayne Pioneer Trail (West)
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail crosses most of Washington State. The developed portion lies within the Iron Horse State Park. ...
#16 Larrabee State Park Campground
Camping within 7 miles of an urban center doesn’t qualify as a true wilderness escape. But when time, inclination, or myriad ...
#17 Twin Falls Natural Area and Olallie State Park
Located well below 2,000 feet and just off I-90, Twin Falls makes a great year-round destination, especially when winter ...
#18 Cape Alava Loop
Wander the wild, rugged outer coast on this 8.8-mile loop trail leading through coastal forests to miles of rocky tidepools, ...
#19 Snohomish County Centennial Trail
This trail comes in two parts. A paved trail leaves the city of Snohomish and travels north through farmland, wetlands, and ...
#20 Falls Creek Falls
Bare Mountain, WA
Looking for an easy trail to a spectacular destination? This is it. This 1.7-mile ramble gains about 700 feet—which you will ...
How sweet to see both ospreys and kingfishers on this paddling trip! I made the trip in about three hours--the current is gentle enough and even the upstream is not too difficult See More
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