Best Snowshoeing in Washington

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in Washington. Use this list to plan your next Washington snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Baker Hot Spring


An easily accessible soaking pool in a forest glen surrounded by cedars and Douglas fir. After being jostled on the bumpy forest road that leads to the parking area, you’ll savor the hushed quiet of t…
From the guidebook "Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon"
Mount Vernon, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Off-Highway Drives, Snowshoeing - 1 mile BestCross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Off-Highway Drives, Snowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Big Four Ice Caves Viewpoint


Want a walk through a gorgeous winter wonderland without a sweaty climb up a steep trail? This route offers all the beauty and majesty found in the wintry mountains without the strenuous workout usual…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Granite Falls, WA - Snowshoeing - 7 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#3. Camp Muir


The route to Camp Muir is long, strenuous, and very susceptible to poor weather, but it can also be incredibly beautiful, with views that can’t be found anywhere else.…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Elbe, WA - Snowshoeing - 10 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Upper Gold Creek Valley


This wedge-shaped valley slices due north from the hustle and bustle of the interstate and crowded ski areas to enter the quiet country of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
North Bend, WA - Snowshoeing - 6 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Heather Lake


The Heather Lake Trail can be a wonderful route for snowshoers as it climbs just 2 miles—gaining more than 1000 feet—through thick second- growth forest to arrive at a stunningly beautiful alpine l…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Granite Falls, WA - Snowshoeing - 4 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Snow Lake


The route begins by heading to Source Lake but pushes on past that easy-to-reach day-hiking destination and climbs steeply to crest the saddle separating Snow Lake from the South Fork Snoqualmie R…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
North Bend, WA - Snowshoeing - 10 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Commonwealth Basin


Commonwealth Basin affords excellent views of the iron-rich flanks of Red Mountain, although snowshoers will be at a loss to explore the source for the mountain’s name since it is covered in…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
North Bend, WA - Snowshoeing - 10 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#8. Surprise Lake


This trail climbs a narrow side valley above the Skykomish River, offering pretty views, sparkling waterfalls, and deep forest environments to explore and experience.…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Skykomish, WA - Snowshoeing - 8 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#9. Artist Point


Artist Point may have earned its name because of the oft-captured image of the broad meadows filled with summer wildflowers, backed by the towering rock summit of Mount Shuksan and the glacier-crowned…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Glacier, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing - 5.5 miles BestCross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#10. June Lake


Exploring the June Lake Trail on snowshoes, with the deep old forest, wide lake basin, and crashing waterfall all swaddled in a blanket of white, is the only way to enjoy the truly wild nature of…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Cougar, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing - 5 miles BestCross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#11. Keechelus Lake and John Wayne Trail


Well, pardner, if you’re looking for a gentle but rustic outing, John Wayne can help you out. The old railroad right-of-way that runs across the state is known as the John Wayne State Park, while…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Hyak, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing - 4 miles
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#12. Mount Spokane State Park


With its wide variety of groomed trails, excellent warming huts, and exquisite scenery, Mount Spokane is the best-organized and most expansive sno-park facility in the state. The 17 miles of immaculat…
From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Spokane, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing - 17 miles BestCross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#13. Hex Mountain


This trail represents the epitome of snowshoeing in the Cascades: a long, steady, often-steep climb through lush old forests ending at a high ridge with panoramic views of unmatched beauty. After soak…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Roslyn, WA - Snowshoeing - 7 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#14. Lake Valhalla


According to Norse mythology, Valhalla is the beautiful home of heroes slain in battle. Fortunately for snowshoers, this Valhalla is no myth, and visiting it doesn’t require mortal combat. Lake Va…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Mill Creek, WA - Snowshoeing - 7.5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#15. The Iron Horse Trail


A nearly level tour? Perfect for beginners and young families? Ideal for skating or an aerobic diagonal-stride workout? Yes, yes, and yes! For this rare gem of a tour we can thank the hard-working Rai…
From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
North Bend, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing - 15 miles BestCross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#16. Salmon la Sac Creek


A number of good trails lead out of the Salmon la Sac area, but this is one of the few that is almost completely ignored by snowmobilers and skiers, leaving it for snowshoers to explore in quiet solit…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Ronald, WA - Snowshoeing - 6.4 miles
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#17. Kendall Peak Lakes


The roar of the highway is unmistakable when starting up this track, but soon the beauty of the winter wilderness surrounding the trail makes everything else fade into the background. The dark green f…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Snoqualmie Pass, WA - Snowshoeing - 9 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#18. Old Blewett Pass Highway


This is a tale of a name that would not die. When the highway was built across the mountains from Ellensburg to Wenatchee, it was given the name of Blewett Pass Highway, in recognition of the narrow d…
From the guidebook "100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington"
Cle Elum, WA - Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing - 8 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#19. Copper Creek Hut


The Copper Creek Hut lacks the expansive views of some of the other huts in the Mount Tahoma Trails Association system, but it is an ideal destination for families and novice snowshoers looking fo…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Ashford, WA - Snowshoeing - 8.8 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#20. Cedar Falls


Snowshoes make easy work of this trail, climbing gently as it does through deep, dry-side forests to end at the site of a pretty little waterfall. The cascade is rather unspectacular in summer mon…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: Washington"
Winthrop, WA - Snowshoeing - 5.6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books