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3915 Hikes
 
12.0 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
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This is a 12-mile traverse of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that makes a great warm-up thru-hike for the full PCT, or a nice overnight backpacking trip.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 6080 ft.
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2.00
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A snowshoe route along a ridgeline above the Hurricane Ridge parking area. Maybe difficult or impossible to access in winter.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4500 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
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3.50
(2 votes)
 
The route on the Coleman Glacier involves advanced snow travel. Those hoping to traverse Coleman Glacier should have the appropriate gear and a plan, and need to consult a map and identify their route before attempting.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
3.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 1900 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
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2.75
(4 votes)
A trail to a ridgetop in the Icicle Creek area.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
0.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 906 ft.
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This less-than-a-mile boardwalk hike is a lovely way to get outside and enjoy a little forest time in a cathedral of trees.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5946 ft.
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Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
A steep, infrequently maintained trail that is part of the White Pass-Pilot Ridge Loop.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
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Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
Deer Park is rarely accessible by vehicle in the winter. Hikers will likely have to undertake a long road walk to access Deer Park and Blue Mountain.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 5900 ft.
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3.00
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A winter climb that will require crampons or microspikes, routefinding skills and, in the right conditions, climbing gear.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 3600 ft.
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5.00
(2 votes)
Visit a majestic old-growth grove in eastern Washington! Just 14 miles north of Nordman, Idaho is the Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars, boasting some trees that are almost 3000 years old.
 
 

South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1100 ft.
Highest Point: 5100 ft.
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2.29
(7 votes)
Indian Heaven trail provides access to one of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest's most popular areas. The Indian Heaven Wilderness is a high, forested plateau dotted with lakes and berry-filled meadows. Its a lovely location for a day hike or a backpacking trip. Some connect this trail with Cultus Creek trail and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to make a popular loop hike.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
11.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 5696 ft.
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A steep and infrequently maintained trail to the summit of Little Grass Mountain.
 
 

South Cascades -- Mount St. Helens

 
1.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 203 ft.
Highest Point: 2803 ft.
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Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
A rolling snowshoe route departing from the Marble Mountain Sno-Park near Mount St. Helens.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3489 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
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Average rating:
4.47
(72 votes)
Marmot Pass offers great views and a gentle hike through old-growth forest as well as high meadows. It is a great day hike, but also offers a great starting place for a variety of overnight options.
 
 

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2200 ft.
Highest Point: 5200 ft.
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Average rating:
3.71
(7 votes)
An aptly-named alpine gem, Pear Lake nestles below Fortune Mountain and can be reached by combining the Top Lake Trail with a short jaunt north on the Pacific Crest Trail. It provides access and a jumping-off point for hikers, backpackers, equestrian riders and trail work parties alike headed into the backcountry of the Henry M. Jackson and Glacier Peak Wildernesses and beyond.
 
 

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
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Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
A relatively easy hike to a tranquil mountain lake.
 
 

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

 
4.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2200 ft.
Highest Point: 4400 ft.
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0.00
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This hike sits just over the Idaho border near the town of Coeur d’Alene. Although it’s in Idaho, the trailhead can be reached in under an hour from downtown Spokane.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 1900 ft.
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Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
 
Take a very steep, primitive trail to a creek crossing (only fordable in mid-summer) to the Lewis River Trail.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 2750 ft.
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This snowshoe route follows snow-covered forest roads to Camp Lake in the Teanaway Community Forest.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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Frontier park is a 71-acre park situated between Puyallup and Graham.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 10 ft.
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3.00
(1 vote)
An easy, pleasant four-season ramble along the Dungeness River, good for bird watching.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
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An interpretive trail outside of Forks. Great for a midday walk or a leg stretch during a long drive.
 
 
 
1.3 miles, roundtrip
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A one-mile loop through forest and along the East Fork of the Satsop River. A cutoff trail allows this hike to be made even shorter, if desired.
 
 

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
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The Frog Mountain Trail is still in the construction phase, and when complete, will be a roughly four-mile path to the mountain's summit.
 
 

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 40 ft.
Highest Point: 1200 ft.
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Visit a historic arboretum on connected paths that form a 2 mile interpretive trail, with the option to do shorter loops.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 328 ft.
Highest Point: 362 ft.
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A short trail through undeveloped state park lands to a section of shoreline on the Key Peninsula.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
9.0 miles of trails
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 450 ft.
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Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Gibbs Lake sits tucked away in the Northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. This county park comes complete with its namesake lake and an intersecting system of trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
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A Sno-Park opened in 2021 consisting of an open space for families to play in the snow.
 
 

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
8.0 miles of trails
Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 4224 ft.
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4.27
(11 votes)
On this hike you’ll experience the renewal of life after a devastating fire as you climb a canyon through bunch grasses, wildflowers and regenerating stands of aspen to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the distant Cascades.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
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A shorter, less challenging outing near the popular Amabilis Mountain. Be sure to share the trail with skiers.
 
 

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
3.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 1550 ft.
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Average rating:
3.60
(177 votes)
Companion piece to neighbor and big brother Mount Si, the small rocky bluff known as Little Si is a moderate grade 4.7 mile trail located in the hike rich North Bend area. Although relatively steep inclines bookend this hike, this primarily North/South route is perfect for beginners who are looking to get back in shape, while still accommodating veterans with opportunities to cut away on the Boulder Garden Loop (at .3 miles and .5 miles) to merge with the more challenging Mount Si trail. Expect crowds, even in winter, as New Year’s resolutions (the two Si mountains are sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Resolution Peaks” for the deluge of hikers that appear after January 1st), proximity to the city and a degree of refuge from the elements often divert heavy foot traffic to this mini-mountain to keep it busy year round.