This list represents the most popular backpacking in Washington. Use this list to plan your next Washington backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 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, ...
#2 Enchantment Lakes
The quintessential Alpine Lakes Wilderness hike to the fabled Enchantment Lakes. No hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness compares ...
#3 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 ...
#4 Central Alpine Lakes Loop (Backpacking)
Cle Elum, WA
The 75-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail between Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass is a very popular backpack trip, ...
#5 Heather Lake Trail
Granite Falls, WA
The steep and rocky trail ascends through magnificent old-growth cedar and hemlock to a lake in a cirque at the foot of Mount ...
#6 Lower Lena Lake Trail
Dominated by a shoulder of The Brothers, this forest lake was formed thousands of years ago by a massive rock slide that ...
#7 Mount Adams South Climb Route
Trout Lake, WA
The South Climb Route is the easiest way to climb the second-highest peak in Washington. Be sure you are in shape before ...
#8 Olympic Coast - North (Backpacking)
The wild Olympic coast is a national treasure. With most of our country’s shoreline altered by roads, cities, and mobs of ...
#9 Barclay Lake Trail
This shallow, low-elevation (2,442 feet) forest lake lies beneath the massive and spectacular north face of Mount Baring. ...
#10 Pacific Crest Trail - Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass
A segment of the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass, through the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. ...
#11 Shi Shi Beach Trail
Neah Bay, WA
Children will enjoy a delightful secluded and scenic sandy ocean beach which curves out to the Point of Arches, offering ...
#12 Surprise and Glacier Lakes
The cool forest trail and the lakes at trail’s end are the ideal recipe for a happy-dog hike. The shaded woodland trail keeps ...
#13 North Entiat Loop (Backpacking)
The headwaters of the Entiat River hide some of the most scenic country in Washington. The river’s main branch flows down ...
#14 Tuck and Robin Lakes
A steep day hike or backpack to Tuck and Robin Lakes. Tuck and Robin Lakes are among the most revered by Alpine Lakes Wilderness ...
#15 Bridal Veil Falls Trail
Gold Bar, WA
A beautiful waterfall flows out of Lake Serene above and cascades below the rugged east wall of Mount Index at the end of ...
#16 Enchanted Valley
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 ...
#17 Lena Lakes
Take an easy kid-friendly hike or choose a challenging grunt. Lower Lena Lake is ﬂanked by old growth, easy to hike ...
#18 Ingalls Creek
A long backpack up Ingalls Creek to Stuart Pass. Ingalls Creek Trail is one of the longest and loneliest trails in the Alpine ...
#19 Deception Pass Loop
A loop hike connecting Deception Pass and Cathedral Pass, with several options. The Deception Pass Loop hike connects several ...
#20 Talapus Lake Trail
North Bend, WA
Easy access, a short trail, camping, fishing, and proximity to other woodland lakes are the reasons Talapus is one of the ...
Very nice flat trail to great vistas See More
This is a must-do hike for any trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, assuming you and your traveling companions are comfortable with a moderately difficult trail See More