Washington - Outdoor Activities

Washington has approximately 4,829 trails, including 3,171 hiking trails and 377 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0 to 454 miles in length. The most popular trails are Enchantment Lakes, Mount Rainier - Wonderland Trail Loop (Backpacking) and Chain Lakes. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Washington was Dean F. who completed Banner Forest Heritage Park.

  • Chain LakesView Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Scenic, WA

    •  2 days minimum
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    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, Mexico. The Pacific ...

  • Wallace Falls State ParkView Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Gold Bar, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This deservedly popular hike leads to an impressive series of waterfalls in the Skykomish River Valley, nine of which drop more than 50 feet ...

  • Hoh RiverView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Forks, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    A 17.5-mile (one way) backpack from the Hoh RainforestVisitor Center to Glacier Meadows, with an extra 0.6-mile side trip to reach the Blue Glacier ...

  • Rattlesnake LedgeView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    North Bend, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    You won’t find better views anywhere else this close to Seattle. Rattlesnake Ledge is a monolithic block of rock on the eastern end of Rattlesnake ...

  • Little Si TrailView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    North Bend, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Too many beginners with children take on the Mount Si Trail, which proves to be so difficult that the kids may never want to hike again. Overlooked ...

  • Camp Muir TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Ashford, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The route to Camp Muir gives hearty hikers a small taste of what alpine climbers experience. The trail stretches high up the flank of Rainier, ...

  • Lake Twenty-Two TrailView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Granite Falls, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The most popular trail in the Stillaguamish Valley climbs through ancient cedar trees, past picture-perfect waterfalls, and up an old rock slide ...

  • Mount Rainier - Wonderland Trail Loop (Backpacking)View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Buckley, WA

    •  8-13 days
    •  93 miles
    •  Guide

    The famous Wonderland Trail, which completely circles Mount Rainier, is not only the finest long hike in Washington; it is considered by many ...

  • Heather Lake TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Granite Falls, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The steep and rocky trail ascends through magnificent old-growth cedar and hemlock to a lake in a cirque at the foot of Mount Pilchuck. The trail ...

  • Rattlesnake Ledge and Rattlesnake MountainView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    North Bend, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2-6 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Long a popular outing for its proximity to Seattle and commanding views of the Snoqualmie Valley, Rattlesnake Ledge is a well-known hiker’s destination. ...

  • Twin Falls Natural Area and Olallie State ParkView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    North Bend, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Located well below 2,000 feet and just off I-90, Twin Falls makes a great year-round destination, especially when winter snows close many of ...

  • Ebey's Landing State Park and National Historic ReserveView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Coupeville, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Ebey's Landing is one of the most spectacular and historically significant locations anywhere on Puget Sound. Reminiscent of the golden hills ...

  • Useless Bay Park and Double Bluff BeachView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Freeland, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Useless Bay is a true oddity; the only hike in this book without any semblance of a trail. Instead, the bay provides a few miles of wild saltwater ...

  • Lake Twentytwo TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Verlot, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Perched in a spectacular basin at the base of Mount Pilchuck’s sheer northern face, sparkling Lake Twenty-two is a stunning sight. But there’s ...

  • Heather LakeView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Granite Falls, WA

    • Snowshoeing  
    •  4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Franklin Falls and Old Snoqualmie Pass Wagon RoadView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    North Bend, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail to Franklin Falls combines history and natural beauty along a compact and easily accessible loop. A visit to the falls makes for a ...

  • Cape Alava LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Sekiu, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 - 6 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Wander the wild, rugged outer coast on this 8.8-mile loop trail leading through coastal forests to miles of rocky tidepools, sea stacks, and ...

  • Wallace Falls State Park TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Gold Bar, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wallace Falls is a spectacular cataract that is visible as far as the Stevens Pass highway, miles away. In recent years, it has become easily ...

  • Lower Lena Lake TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Hoodsport, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Dominated by a shoulder of The Brothers, this forest lake was formed thousands of years ago by a massive rock slide that dammed the valley. The ...

  • Falls Creek FallsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Bare Mountain, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Looking for an easy trail to a spectacular destination? This is it. This 1.7-mile ramble gains about 700 feet—which you will hardly notice on ...

  • Enchantment LakesView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Leavenworth, WA

    •  Overnight backpacking trip
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    The quintessential Alpine Lakes Wilderness hike to the fabled Enchantment Lakes. No hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness compares with a walk ...

  • Tolmie Peak Lookout TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Carbonado, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Bring the kids for this one so they can join everyone else’s kids in trooping up to see grand views at a lovely alpine lake, with none of those ...

  • Liberty Lake LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Spokane, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Liberty Lake County Park is a popular picnicking area, with a swimming beach, cooking shelters, playground, campsites, and volleyball nets. But ...

  • South Wilderness CoastView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Forks, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    A 17-mile one way backpack from the Third Beach trailhead to Oil City Road. This extended beach hike runs from the La Push Road to the old ...

  • Dog Mountain LoopView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Cook, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 6 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A steep day hike up Dog Mountain. The Dog Mountain Trail System is heavily used by many hikers and the summit is often crowded on weekends; still, ...

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