Washington is a nature lover’s paradise, and it’s a particularly perfect place to live if you love to hike. And sometimes, it’s best when that love of hiking starts when you’re young.

The next time you have a free day with your family or the little ones in your life, head to Maple Valley and check out the iconic Gnome Trail. Not only is this a short and sweet trek, it’s a magical experience for even the youngest of hikers.

Doesn’t this look like a blast? Do you remember your child’s first hike?

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