Whitman Mission

EASY 6 reviews

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
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

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.

Super creepy. Watch out for snakes.

walking
6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Underwhelming. Can hardly be called a hike.

walking
8 months ago

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.

walking
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.