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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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744 Hikes
Tronsen Ridge

Central Cascades -- Blewett Pass

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 5800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.09
(11 votes)
In a word, Tronsen Ridge is dynamic. It’s a place that evolves with each new season, showcasing the variance of Washington state as few trails can. Hike here in June and you’ll be met with bouquets of wildflowers dominating it’s many meadows. Come October, long after the flowers have died off, and you’ll find yourself bound-in by walls of golden larches. Winter offers something altogether different -- an austere, muffled environment with views of the western and eastern faces of the state.
 
 
Thorp Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
5.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1260 ft.
Highest Point: 4700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.17
(12 votes)
With a low-key walk that merges into a steep uphill climb, and an optional extension to visit a fire lookout, the trail to Thorp Lake offers a range of hiking experiences crammed into one 2.6-mile trail.
 
 
Kettles Trail System

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
35.0 miles of trails
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
Can't decide between walking along an ocean bluff with water stretched out for miles before you or wandering through forest under the drooping branches of moss-covered cedars? The Kettles Trail System on Whidbey Island offers you an opportunity to do both!
 
 
Tamanous Trail

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 120 ft.
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
1.50
(2 votes)
The name Tamanous derives from local Native American's who initiated their young in their area by sending them on vision quests, called "Ta-mah-no-ous."
 
 
Summit Springs

South Cascades -- Mount Adams Area

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1738 ft.
Highest Point: 3219.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(6 votes)
A hiker and biker trail that is moderate in difficulty, Summit Springs is also known as Snass Creek.
 
 
Sunrise Peak

South Cascades -- Dark Divide

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Highest Point: 5892.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.57
(7 votes)
Visit Sunrise Peak at the right time and you'll see why its name is appropriate. The early morning sun gives Mount Adams a brilliant glow that makes for an enthralling way to kick off your day. Luckily, the enchanting views that this hike offers are available from Sunrise to sunset, and if you prefer hiking in full daylight, you won't miss out on any views.
 
 
Sunrise Lake

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 7200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
The Sunrise Lake trail is a steep one mile section of trail that is part of the Sawtooth Backcountry Trail system.
 
 
St. Louis Falls and Mines

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This is a short hike, about a half mile round trip, and not steep, so it's a good introduction for kids and new hikers.
 
 
Stirrup Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
2.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 476 ft.
Highest Point: 3586.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.88
(8 votes)
The trail to Stirrup Lake is a road less traveled and a moderate hike through second-growth forest to a serene alpine lake tucked between Big Muffin and Meadow Mountain, paying tremendous dividends for lovers of huckleberries, wildflowers, and riparian fauna.
 
 
South Fork Silver Creek Trail to Gunsight Pass

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2370 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
The aspen groves and golden larch are a sight to behold on this remote hike through a seldom-seen corner of the Colville National Forest.
 
 
Silver Star Mountain

Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 4390.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.23
(13 votes)
The view from Silver Star Mountain is one of the best around. Sitting in the center of the Chinook Trail System near Battle Ground, Silver Star offers expansive vistas from the get-go, and is one of the absolute best spots in Southwest Washington for wildflowers in the springtime. The catch: you’d better have a high clearance vehicle, because you have to drive one of the worst roads in the state of Washington to access it.
 
 
Similkameen Trail

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 40 ft.
Highest Point: 940.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
This one is a jewel. A railtrail with opportunities for biking, hiking, birding, wildlife, wildflowers, river views, salmon viewing, photography, waterfall, and history. If you want an urban trail this one has it all.
 
 
Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 450.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.58
(36 votes)
The 0.7-mile interpretive trail from the upper falls viewpoints to the lower falls viewpoint is family- and pet-friendly, good for beginners, teaches the basics of the flora and fauna near Snoqualmie Pass, informs about local Native American culture, and ends with impressive views of a Washington icon.
 
 
North Centennial Trail (Snohomish)

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
4.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 171.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.80
(5 votes)
Local, national and world histories intersect on this peaceful farm north of Arlington.
 
 
Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 3600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
 
 
Stiletto Lake

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
12.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3200 ft.
Highest Point: 6810.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
 
 
Jade Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
21.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4500 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(6 votes)
 
 
Revolution Peak

Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5454 ft.
Highest Point: 4654.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(3 votes)
 
 
Deadhorse Pass

Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
Alternative route to get to Larch Lake that involves significant off trail navigation.
 
 
South Fork Tieton River

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1860.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(6 votes)
 
 
North Navarre Peak

North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1550 ft.
Highest Point: 7963.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(4 votes)
 
 
Canyon Ridge

North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
 
 
Black Canyon

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.27
(11 votes)
 
 
Trout Lake

Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 4800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.11
(9 votes)