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.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 144 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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nature trips

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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.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a nice quick trail. Using all of the trails, it's about 2 miles MAX. I go here on my lunch breaks to get moving after sitting at a desk all day. Has nice little 'kicker' trails that lead you to the river. Dusk is prime time to see herds of deer or other critters. Always is well maintained.

walking
Fri May 24 2019

very nice family walk. a lot of historical facts along the way. visitor center was great.

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Tue Apr 16 2019

Very nice walk. Some of the trail is paved and has benches In case you may need a quick break or would like to enjoy the scenery. Such a breathtaking view and history lesson too!

Mon Apr 08 2019

great little hike

Sat Mar 16 2019

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walking
Wed Jun 13 2018

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!

walking
Wed May 09 2018

Fun for the family.

Fri Mar 16 2018

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

Tue May 30 2017

Super creepy. Watch out for snakes.

walking
Thu 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.

Sun May 14 2017

Underwhelming. Can hardly be called a hike.

walking
Tue Apr 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!

Fri Sep 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.

walking
Sat 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.

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