Washington Trails

Dog Mountain Trail with yellow flowers and columbia river

Best Columbia River Gorge Washington Hikes

If you’ve ever experienced the wonder of the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side, you’re in for a treat when you realize the Washington side offers hikes that compliment the beauty of the area. Columbia River Gorge Washington Hikes have dramatic cliffs, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls.  This underrated section of Washington is one …

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Female hiker with blue backpack looking at the view of Mount Rainier from high panorama point

Skyline Loop: 100 Classic Hike of Washington

A stunning display of grandeur, wildflowers, and waterfalls: the Skyline Loop Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. This trail beckons visitors from all over the world to take in the spectacular views of Mount Rainier.

Hiking in Mount Rainier is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Some of my favorite trails like: Naches Peak Loop, Boroughs Mountain, and Pinnacle Saddle are in Mount Rainier National Park!

This guide provides everything you need to know about accessing the trail, hiking the trail, and what to pack. Since Skyline Trail – Paradise is a 100 Classic Hike of Washington, as always, I will make a determination as to if the hike should be a 100 Classic Hike of Washington!

Lake Ann in Mount Baker Wilderness Area

Lake Ann: 100 Classic Hike of Washington

Lake Ann might be one of the best hikes in the Mount Baker National Forest and it is not because of the lake at the end of the hike! This hike should be on any Pacific Northwest Hikers bucket list because the views truly are that spectacular. While the name of the trail will lead you to believe you’re completing another hike to a popular alpine lake, you’ll be blown away by the proximity to the glaciers draping Mount Shuksan.

Exploren Borgen hiking to Pinnacle Saddle in Mount Rainier National Park, a 100 Classic Hike of Washington

Pinnacle Saddle: 100 Classic Hike of Washington

The Pinnacle Saddle is an underrated hike in Mount Rainier National Park and should not be overlooked by visitors to the park. On the Paradise side of the park, the accessibility is easy to access. With the option to hike to Pinnacle Peak with more elevation gain, it is a favorite spot for climbers in the park.

In this blog post we will cover general information about the trail, important access information, what it’s like to hike the trail, and other amazing hikes in the area.

Lake Ingalls in Snoqualmie Pass a 100 Classic Hike of Washington

Lake Ingalls: 100 Classic Hike of Washington

One of my favorite hikes in Washington happens to be Lake Ingalls. After hiking to Lake Ingalls during peak larch season, this hike is forever imprinted on my brain as the most breathtaking, spectacular, and fun hike in the Pacific Northwest.

Located in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness which is known for gorgeous hiking, inspiring peaks, and glacier blue lakes, Lake Ingalls is the poster child for the area.

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