Best Trail Running in Washington

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

  • #1 Seattle's Favorite Loop - Tiger Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Each New Year, Northwest ultra-runners join together for two loops on this route to take care of excess holiday eating. This tradition allows guilt-free meals all through the holidays. The ...
    •  4 hours
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    Each New Year, Northwest ultra-runners join together for two loops on this route to take care of excess holiday eating. This ...

  • #2 Liberty Creek Trail

    9 Reviews

    Liberty Lake Regional Park, WA

    Liberty Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Spokane County, Washington. It is within Cedar Grove Conservation Area and Liberty Lake Regional Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 3,284 feet altitude. ...
    •  2.7 miles

    Liberty Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Spokane County, Washington. It is within Cedar Grove Conservation Area and Liberty ...

  • #3 Squak Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Well maintained and well marked, Squak Mountain is a good intermediate trail. The close proximity to Issaquah makes it an urban wilderness that is especially good for an evening run after work. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Well maintained and well marked, Squak Mountain is a good intermediate trail. The close proximity to Issaquah makes it an ...

  • #4 Chehalis Western Trail (Woodard Bay Trail)

    2 Reviews

    Olympia, WA

    This peaceful trail hides you from a commercial district near I–5, just a few miles from the state capitol in Olympia. It passes beside homes, then farms and ponds, finally reaching the Woodard ...
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This peaceful trail hides you from a commercial district near I–5, just a few miles from the state capitol in Olympia. It ...

  • #5 Foothills Trail

    4 Reviews

    Buckley, WA

    The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, and families at play—this is the Foothills Trail. The community ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The foothills of Mount Rainier and the southern Cascades, green valleys, rivers, creeks, eagles and salmon, small happy towns, ...

  • #6 Snohomish County Interurban Trail

    3 Reviews

    Everett, WA

    This excursion takes you down a historic corridor in and out of view of busy I-5, whose sea of red taillights competes in autumn with the orange-gold of maple trees, a forest of deeply colored ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    This excursion takes you down a historic corridor in and out of view of busy I-5, whose sea of red taillights competes in ...

  • #7 Cedar River Trail and Lake Wilderness Trail

    2 Reviews

    Renton, WA

    Beginning as a narrow path below the streets of Renton, the Cedar River Trail ascends to street level to head east toward Maple Valley and Landsburg Park. The final miles of rural, wooded pathway ...
    •  17.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning as a narrow path below the streets of Renton, the Cedar River Trail ascends to street level to head east toward ...

  • #8 Cougar Mountain Ring

    3 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    The Cougar Mountain Ring or Grand Tour, as it has been referred to, has many variations. This route starts from the Wilderness Creek Trailhead and begins with a quick climb through a heavily ...
    •  3.75 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cougar Mountain Ring or Grand Tour, as it has been referred to, has many variations. This route starts from the Wilderness ...

  • #9 St. Edwards State Park

    1 Reviews

    Kirkland, WA

    St. Edwards State Park offers more than 7 miles of meandering forest and waterfront trail, which can be combined to create a scenic and challenging workout. The trails traverse up and down the ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    St. Edwards State Park offers more than 7 miles of meandering forest and waterfront trail, which can be combined to create ...

  • #10 Bridle Trails State Park

    2 Reviews

    Kirkland, WA

    In the middle of the busy “east side” is a 482-acre, second-growth forest park crisscrossed with more than 28 miles of trail. Such a wonderful find so close to Interstate 405! The trails are ...
    •  1 hour
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    In the middle of the busy “east side” is a 482-acre, second-growth forest park crisscrossed with more than 28 miles of trail. ...

  • #11 Tradition Lake Plateau

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    This pleasant loop on Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Lake Plateau offers fairly level, scenic trails with occasional rolling hills and one semi-long climb. It has all the usual roots and rocks that ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant loop on Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Lake Plateau offers fairly level, scenic trails with occasional rolling ...

  • #12 Burke–Gilman Trail

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Seattle’s popular Burke–Gilman Trail invites you on a tour of funky Fremont, Lake Union and the ship canal, the University District, Lake Washington, and north-end neighborhoods. You’ll pass ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Seattle’s popular Burke–Gilman Trail invites you on a tour of funky Fremont, Lake Union and the ship canal, the University ...

  • #13 Discovery Park

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Many seasoned trail runners go to Discovery Park for its convenience and beauty. With 534 acres, more than 7 miles of trails, forest, saltwater beaches, a lighthouse, and spectacular views of ...
    •  2 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Many seasoned trail runners go to Discovery Park for its convenience and beauty. With 534 acres, more than 7 miles of trails, ...

  • #14 South Sea Tac (Des Moines Creek Park Trail)

    3 Reviews

    Des Moines, WA

    Set aside as an audio buffer zone for SeaTac International Airport, and later turned into a park, Des Moines Creek Park offers several miles of smooth, rolling, and twisting singletrack. The ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Set aside as an audio buffer zone for SeaTac International Airport, and later turned into a park, Des Moines Creek Park offers ...

  • #15 Beaver Lake

    2 Reviews

    Issaquah, WA

    Located on the Issaquah Plateau, the Beaver Lake Trail System is microchip small but excellent for quick rides when you’re pressed for time. Three to five small singletrack loops connect to form ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located on the Issaquah Plateau, the Beaver Lake Trail System is microchip small but excellent for quick rides when you’re ...

  • #16 Lake to Lake Trail

    0 Reviews

    Bellevue, WA

    Rather than just one trail, this is really a network of trails—part of my never-ending quest to travel through urban areas on trails. The Bellevue Parks Department has done a wonderful job of ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    Rather than just one trail, this is really a network of trails—part of my never-ending quest to travel through urban areas ...

  • #17 Galbraith Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Bellingham, WA

    More than thirty individual trails and numerous gravel access roads weave throughout the forest of Bellingham’s Galbraith Mountain like a spider’s web gone wrong. Navigating the labyrinth of ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    More than thirty individual trails and numerous gravel access roads weave throughout the forest of Bellingham’s Galbraith ...

  • #18 Centennial Trail to Riverside Park

    2 Reviews

    Spokane, WA

    The Centennial Trail begins in Idaho and runs all the way through the bicycle- friendly city of Spokane, smack into Riverside State Park. The trail is popular among more than just mountain ...
    •  varies depending on route chosen
    •  37 miles
    •  Guide

    The Centennial Trail begins in Idaho and runs all the way through the bicycle- friendly city of Spokane, smack into Riverside ...

  • #19 Capitol Peak

    1 Reviews

    Olympia, WA

    On a clear day you can see from the ocean to the mountains, including Mount Olympus, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams. The sweeping views are a highlight of this run. This trail starts ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    On a clear day you can see from the ocean to the mountains, including Mount Olympus, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, and Mount ...

  • #20 Tolt Pipeline

    1 Reviews

    Woodinville, WA

    The Tolt Pipeline is a 100-foot-wide, 12-mile-long trail for foot, horse, and bicycle use. The Seattle Water Department built the pipeline in 1963 to bring water from the Tolt River Reservoir ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    The Tolt Pipeline is a 100-foot-wide, 12-mile-long trail for foot, horse, and bicycle use. The Seattle Water Department built ...