Best Walking in Washington

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

  • #1 Discovery Park

    5 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Discovery Park is an urban wilderness with more than 150 species of wildlife in its woods and on its beaches. The former army fort is crisscrossed with roads and paths. A 2.8-mile loop trail ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Discovery Park is an urban wilderness with more than 150 species of wildlife in its woods and on its beaches. The former ...

  • #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 Sammamish River Trail

    1 Reviews

    Bothell, WA

    When the Burke-Gilman Trail and the Sammamish River Trail were linked on National Trails Day— June 5, 1993—the result was a 27-mile recreation parkway running from the heart of Seattle to suburban ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    When the Burke-Gilman Trail and the Sammamish River Trail were linked on National Trails Day— June 5, 1993—the result was ...

  • #4 Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

    5 Reviews

    Preston, WA

    This peaceful, wooded trail in the Cascade foothills ends with a view of spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. For a romantic walk, an evening ride, your daily jog, or a pleasant skate, this trail is ...
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This peaceful, wooded trail in the Cascade foothills ends with a view of spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. For a romantic walk, ...

  • #5 Mercer Slough Nature Park

    1 Reviews

    Bellevue, WA

    You might see a great blue heron take flight from a rookery tree. You might glimpse a river otter, beaver, or coyote. Yet, when you look up from the trail, you will see the skyscrapers of Bellevue, ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    You might see a great blue heron take flight from a rookery tree. You might glimpse a river otter, beaver, or coyote. Yet, ...

  • #6 Burke-Gilman Trail

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Like a number of the region’s ?at, broad, off-road paved trails, the “B-G” was originally created as a way to move large numbers of goods. Thomas Burke, Daniel Gilman, and 10 other investors ...
    •  24.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Like a number of the region’s ?at, broad, off-road paved trails, the “B-G” was originally created as a way to move large ...

  • #7 Queen Anne Hill and Seattle Center

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Space Needle was considered innovative architecture when it was built for Seattle’s Century 21 Exposition in 1962. This walk gives present-day visitors a close-up look at the Space Needle ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Space Needle was considered innovative architecture when it was built for Seattle’s Century 21 Exposition in 1962. This ...

  • #8 Bainbridge Ferry

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The destination on this 35-minute cruise is the tourist-friendly community of Winslow. At least it used to be known by that name. In an effort to better manage growth in the area, all of Bainbridge ...
    •  3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The destination on this 35-minute cruise is the tourist-friendly community of Winslow. At least it used to be known by that ...

  • #9 Washington Park Arboretum

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Washington Park Arboretum means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Thousands of Seattle residents consider it their personal flower garden. In the springtime, lots of University ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Washington Park Arboretum means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Thousands of Seattle residents consider ...

  • #10 Kirkland

    1 Reviews

    Kirkland, WA

    This walk offers glimpses of the luxurious homes and condominiums overlooking Lake Washington, passes through a series of people-friendly lakeside parks, and explores the art and restaurant scene ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk offers glimpses of the luxurious homes and condominiums overlooking Lake Washington, passes through a series of ...

  • #11 Seward Park

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The loop trail around the peninsula is bordered on one side by old-growth forest and on the other by Lake Washington, with views of South Seattle and Mercer Island. Special attractions: Old-growth ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The loop trail around the peninsula is bordered on one side by old-growth forest and on the other by Lake Washington, with ...

  • #12 Pike Place Market

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    One of the great markets of the world, Pike Place Market is just a long grapefruit toss away from the heart of the hotel and financial center of the city. So this “walk” translates into an a ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the great markets of the world, Pike Place Market is just a long grapefruit toss away from the heart of the hotel ...

  • #13 Lake Sylvia State Park

    1 Reviews

    Montesano, WA

    These two delightful short loops are in a 237-acre state park and 5000-acre city forest not far from downtown Montesano. Enjoy an easy hike through mature forest along a sliver of a lake teeming ...
    •  2.2-2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    These two delightful short loops are in a 237-acre state park and 5000-acre city forest not far from downtown Montesano. ...

  • #14 Ballard

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    On this walk, you will cross the locks, travel through Fisherman’s Terminal, and then glimpse the best view of the canal from the top of the Ballard Bridge. The walk connects back to the locks ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    On this walk, you will cross the locks, travel through Fisherman’s Terminal, and then glimpse the best view of the canal ...

  • #15 Green Lake, Seattle

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Marathon runners in training, toddlers in strollers, and walkers of all ages share the paths around Green Lake with dogs on leashes, inline skaters, kids on three-wheelers, and serious bicyclists ...
    •  1.25 hours
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Marathon runners in training, toddlers in strollers, and walkers of all ages share the paths around Green Lake with dogs ...

  • #16 Damon Point

    0 Reviews

    Ocean Shores, WA

    Once an island, now a spit, Damon Point keeps growing thanks to sand accretion (the opposite of erosion). Hike around this protruding land mass for sweeping views that include Mount Rainier and ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Once an island, now a spit, Damon Point keeps growing thanks to sand accretion (the opposite of erosion). Hike around this ...

  • #17 Seattle City Center

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Downtown Seattle is a work in progress, like a Broadway play, a symphony, or a major motion picture. This walk leads you through the areas of greatest change. Highlights include the new home ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Downtown Seattle is a work in progress, like a Broadway play, a symphony, or a major motion picture. This walk leads you ...

  • #18 Copalis River Spit

    0 Reviews

    Copalis Beach, WA

    Hike across dunes along a shifting creek to a quiet spit teeming with birdlife. Located just a few miles from bustling Ocean Shores, Griffiths-Priday State Park’s sandy beach is vehicle-free ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike across dunes along a shifting creek to a quiet spit teeming with birdlife. Located just a few miles from bustling Ocean ...

  • #19 West Seattle

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    On this walk along the shoreline of West Seattle—around the Duwamish Head and down the beach to Alki Point—it is possible to revisit the past and get a glimpse of the Denny party’s dream. The ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    On this walk along the shoreline of West Seattle—around the Duwamish Head and down the beach to Alki Point—it is possible ...

  • #20 Woodland Park Zoo

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    In the past two decades, numerous awards from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association have established Woodland Park as one of the most progressive and humane zoos in the United States. Special ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.25 miles
    •  Guide

    In the past two decades, numerous awards from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association have established Woodland Park as ...