Santa Monica, CA
Pathfinder | 145 pts
This is one of my favorite day hikes in Mt. Rainier National Park. It's right by Sunrise, so an easy trip from Seattle, and goes through beautiful meadows (filled with wildflowers in July) and breathtaking vistas. You can go to Upper Palisades Lake or take the optional offshoot to Hidden Lake, which is secluded and the perfect place for a picnic. The trail's never very crowded and is fairly easy, but there are sections that will be strenuous for out-of-shape hikers.