Explore the most popular river trails in Washington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
in 8 months

This hike has a pretty moderate incline and as a medium level hiker it wasn't too much of a challenge. I thought because of the mileage it might be a bit of a process for me but surprisingly it went smoothly. There are so many beautiful places to take breaks along the trail. There are many creeks, small waterfalls and beautiful trees and greenery along the trail. Honestly, this hike is so worth it. When you finally get to the top its just incredible. The color of Colchuck is hypnotizing. It is a tranquil teal blue and the ice caps and glaciers nearby on Asgard are pretty cool to check out as well. It is such a great place for photographs. An amazing hike for anyone in my opinion!

hiking
19 hours ago

Great hike. Excellent workout on the first 1.5 from Chuckanut or so, given the steep incline. Good trail and views from Samish viewpoint was nothing short of spectacular.

hiking
19 hours ago

Hiked this trail during a slightly over cast day in Jan. Still worth it for the views at Samish overlook and the brief clearing we got at the top of Oyster Dome. No 4x4 vehicle needed to get to the trailhead, just take it easy and you should be fine. :)

hiking
22 hours ago

Easy for even my youngest child (3 years old) and quite pretty!

snowshoeing
snow
1 day ago

We did the hike today and loved it. It was our first snowshoeing experience. Although people had their regular hiking shoes on, I think it is best to wear snowshoes. It was an easy hike even for beginners such as us. However, we couldn’t reach the lake because it got super steep after we completed 2/3 of the hike. It got crowded after 1pm or so. I will definitely come again for dry season.

I went two days ago with some friends. The hike was great! It was a little muddy, but nothing too bad.

A few inclines on the way in but the rest is downhill. A few Nice little waterfalls.

walking
1 day ago

The waterfall was amazing!!!!

took my cousin and daughter here a couple years back during a pretty nasty storm, excellent climb up, exhilarating summit!

Jan 21st 2019. Road leading up to the trailhead is closed. We had to walk 42minutes before reaching the trailhead. Snow at trailhead. I would recommend spikes and snowshoes. Once you reach the creek you will need snowshoes.

Jan 21st 2019. Road leading up to the trailhead is closed. We had to walk 42minutes before reaching the trailhead. Snow at trailhead. I would recommend spikes.

Decent little jaunt, it’s fun to explore a place practically in our backyard. Good place to walk a dog.

great trail. well maintained. peaceful

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

It was a pleasant hike. Although did this trail when it was cloudy so we couldn’t see much but I would still recommend going. You start off on a flat gravel road and the Cedar Butte Trail sign is pretty small and can be easily missed. There was not a lot of people and the inclines were doable. Overall, good hike.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Easy hike for family... awesome views of the falls, but bring extra shoes because the viewing areas are super muddy.

hiking
1 day ago

It was a cold foggy morning, trail was a tad muddy but as expected with weather conditions. Overall good hike. Very steep in some portions. View was great, although foggy when I got to the top.

A nice little hike. Enough to get my blood pumping.

hiking
1 day ago

The Family had a good time, just long enough for my 7 and 10 year old.

hiking
1 day ago

Well cut trail, family friendly - amazing view!

trail running
1 day ago

A little icy in a couple of the places that the sun didn’t hit, but other than that it was easy to follow and wasn’t crowded at all!

hiking
blowdown
snow
1 day ago

Beautiful hike. Surprised this isn’t more popular, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. The trail was incredibly crafted by the WDNR Trail Crew. Major props and thanks to them. Trail is in pretty good condition. Slightly muddy early on and only 2 blowdowns. If you’re going to add the trek to Thompson Lake, you definitely need spikes.

Kid friendly, dog friendly, scenic

A great hike! It was a little steep in some areas but they have rope for that. Would recommend and am going again!

backpacking
1 day ago

Gorgeous! Camped right on the beach, was like a dream.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

This was one was a surprise for me. I had no idea it was here. Great amount of hills. Pretty little creek. Nice forest/canyon setting. Decent amount of distance. Although it was longer than advertised. My biggest complaint is that it is not the most secluded. You can still here cars and construction equipment. Decent signage throughout. Easy to follow trail. Dog loves this one.

Nice little hike with good views of the sound at the end. very easy difficulty, recommended for kids and dogs. it is a little muddy so probabaly no tennis shoes.

Insane views. semi-steep with the occasional patch of snow approaching the lake.

snowshoeing
1 day ago

Tons of snow, avalanches risk only for advanced hikers.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy-mod hike. Great peaceful neighborhood trail.

Easy, pleasant hike. Crowds after 9am

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