Whitman Mission is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Walla Walla, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
144 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips



Site of the Whitman Mission, or Waiilatpu, one of the first non-native settlements in Washington state. Trails lead to historic buildings and a memorial.

5 months ago

I went there a few times. Lots of history there. I took a photo on my phone where the old mission was located and for some reason the picture was messed up. I took the photo standing on the spot where Marcus was attacked. Spookie! Don’t plan to ride your bike there because it’s not allowed and the grounds keepers are on a power trip. They said I needed to walk next to my bike even though I was the only person there. There is a little trail you can follow to the river from the mission site. That spot on the river is really beautiful and you can just relax there for a while. Would make a great spot for a picnic!

6 months ago

Fun for the family.

8 months ago

Very nice safe short hike. scenery is beautiful and very historical.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Super creepy. Watch out for snakes.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A walk back in time. Interesting history throughout. The "hike" uphill was jusy enough for the grandmother in our group. Great view from the top.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Underwhelming. Can hardly be called a hike.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The grass hill with the monument would be more difficult for individuals with injuries, but other than this one hill, it's a nice slow walk through the historical grounds. In 2014, the park collaborated with the Native Tribe in an effort to overhaul the informative displays to reflect an accurate portrayal of the events that occured here. I was very pleased that they are taking steps to break away from the white-ethnocentric view of history. The park guide is very informative!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Meh, the history was cool but it didn't seem like a hike so much as a historical site that you walk around.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Short series of interpretive trails on the grounds of the Whitman mission in Walla Walla, WA. This was the home of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, missionaries and the first white settlers in what is now Washington state. They were later killed here by local native americans.

1 month ago

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2 months ago