A weekend on Orcas Island could be just what you need to decompress, enjoy amazing views, and break out your hiking boots. The San Juans have some amazing hikes. In this guide, I am going to share the best hikes on Orcas Island, the largest island in the San Juans. The amazing views begin on …
North Bend, Washington boasts some of the best hikes in the Pacific Northwest. On the outskirts of the Cascade Mountains, this area is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to find the best hikes. In fact, some of the most popular hikes in Washington State can be found in North Bend. If you’ve hiked off …
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 …
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 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.
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.
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.