7 Glorious Waterfront Trails In Washington To Take On A Summer Day
At last, summer is here, and we’re ready to soak up the sun here in Washington. And since a waterfront walk seems like a particularly perfect way to do that, we thought we’d highlight some of our more beautiful waterfront trails. Happy hiking!
1. Olympic Discovery Trail, Port Angeles
The Olympic Discovery Trail sits right on the beautiful Port Angeles waterfront. If you're heading to the Olympic Peninsula this summer, it's definitely worth stopping to check out.
2. Chelan Lakeshore Trail, Chelan
Lake Chelan is one of our most popular summer destination spots, and this trail offers some seriously stunning views. It's 17 miles long in its entirety, but even if you only hike a few miles of it, you'll enjoy some gorgeous lakeside exercise.
3. Waterfront Renaissance Trail, Vancouver
This is definitely more of a relaxing walk than a hike, but it's a walk worth taking. This 5-mile paved path connects Esther Short Park and Wintler Park in Vancouver with perfect views of Mount Hood.
4. The Quillayute Needles Second Beach Trail, La Push
You've got to love a trail that takes you right to the beach. The Quillayute Needles Second Beach Trail is a 4.5 mile hike near La Push, the majority of which is on a nice, sandy beach.
5. Winslow Pool, Cheney
If you want to spot some wildlife, head to the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Cheney and enjoy this nice 1.6 mile loop. You'll definitely see some beautiful birds, and you may even spot some deer.
6. Langus River Front Trail, near Everett
Located just north of Everett, this is a nice, easy 4-mile walk that's almost entirely next to a peaceful river. And considering a lot of locals don't even know about it, you just might have the trail to yourself.
7. Damon Point State Park Trail
Damon Point is located on the Southwest Washington Coast near Ocean Shores. The 4-mile path takes you straight to the Pacific Ocean, where you'll enjoy a nice seaside stroll.
These are just a few of our beautiful waterfront trails, which you’ll find all over the state.
These short hikes all lead to a stunning waterfall.
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