Washington April 05, 2018
9 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Washington Will Love
Spring is such an incredibly beautiful season here in Washington, and there’s really no better way to appreciate it than by going out for a hike through nature. These local trails are all fairly easy to navigate and great for all skill levels.
1. Packwood Lake Trail, Packwood
At 9 miles in length, this is definitely not a short hike. But the trail is easy to navigate, and the visual rewards are absolutely spectacular.
2. Lime Kiln Point State Park, Friday Harbor
Not only is this hike less than a mile in length, but it's a wonderful place to go whale-watching and spot other wildlife.
3. Mt. Spokane State Park, Mead
This 2.5-mile loop is full of fantastic views, wildflowers, and occasional wildlife. Late spring is the perfect time to see it.
4. Greenwater Lakes Trail, Greenwater
This is a trail you can hike 100 times and never tire of. It's under 5 miles long, it's great for all skill levels, and it's totally kid and pet-friendly.
5. Trail of the Shadows, Mt. Rainier National Park
Located near the National Park Inn, this 0.7 mile loop features some seriously beautiful wildflowers. Stop at Rusty Springs, also known as Iron Mike.
6. Sugarloaf Mountain Trail, Anacortes
This 2.5-mile trail is dotted with delicate avalanche lilies and other wildflowers, and it also happens to have amazing views of the sound.
7. Icicle Ridge Trail, Leavenworth
Looking for a little more of a challenge? This sweeping 5.5 mile hike has some pretty steep parts, but the views and the wildflowers are incredible.
8. Steamboat Rock State Park, Electric City
Visit Steamboat Rock in the springtime before the wildflowers fade and the temperatures really rise. This 3.8-mile trail never disappoints.
9. Mima Mounds Trail, Olympia
Located near Olympia, this 2.7-mile trail features the low, flattened, dome-like dirt mounds known as Mima Mounds. Plus, it makes a perfect springtime hike.
Ready to hit the trail? If you’re a little short on time or just getting started, check out this list of
trails under 5 miles long.