If you’re a Washingtonian at heart, you’re probably always on the lookout for a new adventure, and you’re most likely aware of the countless trails to hike around our Evergreen state. Here are 20 incredible paths in particular that you’ve got to try:
1. Comet Falls Trail
This fairly easy 3.8-mile trail in Mount Rainier National Park features a seriously breathtaking waterfall!
2. Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
Hikers of all skill levels can catch a glimpse of the remarkable lake on this 4-mile trail by North Bend!
3. Heather-Maple Pass Loop
No matter what season you visit, you'll be impressed by the scenery of this 7.2 mile trip near the North Cascades. Easy Pass is another great option to visit while you're in the area!
4. Staircase Rapids Loop
There's nothing quite like taking in the fresh air and enjoying a relaxing view of the Skokomish River along this 4-mile trail in Olympic National Park!
5. John Wayne Pioneer Trail
This remote 253-mile rail-trail across our state is filled with photogenic landscapes, including farmland, scrubland, Palouse hills, Evergreen forests, mountains and more!
6. Naches Peak Loop Trail
Beginner hikers and even the whole family can head out on this easy-going trail full of blooming wildflowers in Mount Rainier National Park!
7. Bandera Mountain Trail
This charming 8-mile hike in North Bend may seem somewhat easy at first, but it does become notably more difficult and rough around the last mile of your trek.
8. Blanca Lake Trail
If you enjoy looking at beautiful bodies of water, be sure to take a trip along this 7.5-mile path in Mount Baker Snoqualmie Forest to witness the vibrant blue lake!
9. Noble Knob Trail
You'll spot some gorgeous wildflowers and alpine trees all along this 6.5 mile trip out by Enumclaw!
10. Marmot Pass Trail
You can hike through old growth forest & high meadows while on this well-maintained 10.5-mile trail in Olympic National Park! Also near Brinnon you can discover the Dosewallips Steam Donkey trail, as well as the 43.6-mile Duckabush River Trail.
11. Hurricane Ridge Trail
A short, yet incredibly scenic 3-mile route near Port Angeles.
12. Lake Twenty-two Trail
In the Granite Falls area you'll be able to head out on this moderate 5.5-mile trip and completely surround yourself in an Evergreen oasis.
13. Horseshoe Basin Trail
This lovely 12-mile trail can be hiked near Pasayten in the North Cascades area, even though it may be affected by seasonal conditions right now.
14. Spray Park Trail
If you bring a camera, you'll definitely want to take some dazzling pics along this 7.5-mile path near Orting in Mount Rainier National Park! Tolmie Peak Lookout Trail is also worth checking out nearby.
15. Lake Minotaur Trail
Just east of Stevens Pass, this 2.3-mile steep trail may be for more experienced hikers, but the amazing surrounding outlook makes it worth every step!
16. Wonderland Trail
Though you evidently don't have to go the entire length (unless you're up for a challenge), this 93-mile trail circles all the way around Skyscraper Pass!
17. Mount Si Trail
Travel along this 8-mile hike in the Snoqualmie/North Bend area and you'll see some phenomenal views!
18. Westberg Trail
If you're near Central Washington, you can experience an exhilarating 4-mile journey along this trail just outside of Ellensburg.
19. Dog Mountain Trail
In the southwestern part of our state near the Columbia River Gorge you can follow along this steep 6-mile trail!
20. Sahale Arm/Cascade Pass Trail
A must-hike for all Washington explorers in the North Cascades. This 12-mile trip has so much natural beauty you won't be able to believe your eyes!
This list could keep going FOREVER. Have you hiked any of these before?? Share your favorite Washington trails with us in the comments below!