Explore the most popular walking 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!

Easy hike with a great waterfall at the end! Great all times of the year

Very easy hike and right in the outskirts of Walla Walla! Beautiful

snowshoeing
3 hours ago

Went on this hike today and it was beautiful! A little tough getting up the mountain but the views were worth it! We also ended up taking a different path that veered off of the hex mountain trail which ended up being a mile shorter which was perfect. Great hike!

hiking
muddy
snow
5 hours ago

Did this hike today and only needed Micro spike or diamond grips for secure traction. I recommend treking poles to prevent tripping over exposed rocks and tree roots. Enjoyed eating snacks in the heating hut back at the Marble Mountain sno park, it's open but please pack it out.

on Granite Mountain Trail

hiking
snow
6 hours ago

Great workout. Hiking through the forest was steep but do-able (be advised if bringing children). My dog had no problems with the varied terrain. At roughly the 2 mile mark, until the top, there is icy snow. Poles and snowshoes recommended, however, hiking boots are sufficient. Had to turn around near the 3 mile mark due to too deep of snow and the trail was unclear. Views were great even with clouds and had some snowfall. Minimal foot traffic on this trail which was nice. Will definitely be going back in a month or two in hopes of making it to the top!

hiking
7 hours ago

Great trail, constant gain in elevation! This trail gives you no breaks. We went left at the Y and it seemed everyone we passed did as well. It was snowing and once you reached the Y it started accumulating. By the time we reached the summit it was several feet deep. Gators and micro spikes a must. You could use snow shoes, but would be till you nearly reached top. This is a very tight trail with lots of obstacles. Also, thanks to whoever installed the orange ribbons, it was a lifesaver in the snow!

trail running
8 hours ago

trail running
8 hours ago

hiking
blowdown
muddy
washed out
8 hours ago

First off the trailhead is like two miles further up the road than this map shows. If you go to the trailhead as it is now you wind up on a private driveway, the old man that lives there was nice enough to fire a warning shot with his shotgun.
Keep going up the road, no turns, the county maintained road will end, private property signs on the right hand side, keep going. I parked by the white Road Closed sign, road past there looked drivable by the edge is prone to slides. Walk from there to the actual trailhead is like 5 minutes, 5 more minutes gets you to the trail log book.
The trail seems to be mainly and old logging road with some big sections that have been washed out. I made it about 30 minutes up the trail before I got to a pretty serious stream. Best case was fast water up to my knees, worst case was a tumble down the slick boulders and waterfall. I will try this one again in maybe August.

snowshoeing
10 hours ago

This was a fun, but challenging snowshoe!! The distance listed was a little off however. From the road that you have to start on due to snow closing the forest road, the total out and back distance was ~7.75Miles. It is a trek uphill, but the view at the top is ABSOLUTELY worth it. There are a couple of false summits so don’t be fooled. The view at the top is panoramic.

Did this hike in early December 2018 with a group. We had my son (12) and our younger pup (9 months). lower trail to Blue Lake was great, pretty easy with slight elevation gains and almost no snow. Got to the lake and there was icy snow and some frozen parts of the lake. Gorgeous view, would love to see in the spring time.
We doubled back and met up with the Dock Butte trail, which was significantly steeper and more challenging. encountered more and more snow, not too deep but enough that we didn't go all the way to the summit. Harder to find the actual trail in the snow, and the side does get really steep so keep your dog leashed as you reach the top. Ours started chasing some sliding ice and we almost lost him down the side.
Overall the views of the surrounding mountains were beautiful, and this was a challenging hike for us but not impossible with packs and a pre teen. would like to go back when there isn't snow and see the wildflowers.

Beautiful hike, a little too much elevation gain for my hiking partner.

I'd stay off the forest paths south of the upper parking area until late spring. Very slippery. Be fair warned, aforementioned trails are not maintained and are rugged. The beachfront area in Seahurst Park is a crown jewel of Burien.

When you click the directions it takes you to the Hanford site and you are on the wrong side of the river. To get to this hike you will need to go I82 towards Pasco. Take the road 68 exit, head North until it turns into Taylor flats road. Stay on Taylor flats until it comes to Ring Gold road take a left. Follow this until you get to a sign that says left for Ringiold take that left and follow until you get to the boat launch or campground sign and take a right. Follow all he way to the gate where automobiles are no longer allowed..

about as fun as walking through a golf course could be...

hiking
11 hours ago

Trail to beach closed and fenced off due to landslide. Great restoration happening, though!

hiking
11 hours ago

Went around 1030am on a Friday and there wasn’t much of a crowd. The trail is well maintained and you can feel the slight incline going up but it’s not overly challenging. Beautiful views at the top and a good spot to take a break with a snack before heading down. Took a little under two and half hours in total.

hiking
12 hours ago

Most of the Trail has been washed out. I’ll return when it’s warmer and some of the beach is dry.

hiking
12 hours ago

This is good for a one-way trail. The start of the trail closest to the freeway almost looks like it’s next to an old landfill. Walking up the trail into Milton it looks like every home developer chose to have their water drain flow beside the trail which takes away from the beautiful nature. I wanted to do this trail because I thought it would be good for rollerblading, but the surface is a little too rough and a lot of roots are already pushing through on the lower half.

rad rocks. semi slippery dirt. fence needs to be passed through at no fall some.

hiking
blowdown
13 hours ago

it's a hike up a logging road. good for exercise and some views of the bay.

hiking
13 hours ago

Tough hike but well worth it. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
13 hours ago

A great go to walk with your dog. Beautiful views of lake Washington and mt rainier on a sunny day

Clear cut beyond East Peak is very somber.

One of my all time favorite trails. The view is beautiful and I went on a clear day so you could see for miles and miles. We brought lunch to eat once we got up to the top as well.

hiking
muddy
16 hours ago

Trail was a wet as expected. Went counter clockwise and got the hard part out of the way and then enjoyed a slow downhill hike.

Nice view along the lake but the view doesn’t change. Easy stroll I could do thru the neighborhood

snowshoeing
snow
16 hours ago

I went up trail 110, and head down 140, made it back to the parking lot on trail 100. It was a great loop and I’ll do it again.

hiking
16 hours ago

Trail could use some widening at certain points.

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