Washington December 28, 2016
9 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike In Washington Before You Die
As we prepare to enter a beautiful new year in Washington, it’s time to make some resolutions, including those related to travel and fitness. Heading to a hiking trail is a good way to cover both those categories, and luckily, our state is home to some seriously stunning places to get your hike on. Make sure you add these nine spots to your list.
1. Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
This 8-mile trail is located in North Bend, and it's definitely one of the most popular hikes in the state. You'll get glimpses of Mount Si and Mount Washington from the top of the ridge.
2. Wallace Falls Trail
Just look at the breathtaking beauty that awaits you on this trail, which is located near Gold Bar. The 4.5-mile out and back path is a fairly easy hike your entire family can enjoy.
3. Snow Lake Trail
This Snoqualmie Pass area hike is about a 6.5-mile trek (in and out), and it's gorgeous in any season.
4. Heather Lake Trail
You'll see a little bit of everything on this 4-mile trail near Granite Falls: lake, forest, mountains and waterfalls.
5. Iller Creek Conservation Area
Located in the Spokane area, this 4.8-mile trail is easy to navigate and shows off the diverse beauty of Eastern Washington.
6. Rimrock-Palisades Trail
This short but sweet trail (just over a mile round trip) is located near Spokane. It's a great place to ease your way back into hiking after the long winter.
7. Ape Cave Trail
The Ape Cave is located near Cougar, and it's a beautiful area to explore. The 4.5-mile moderately easy trail offers the chance to explore while getting some great exercise.
8. Tolmie Peak Trail
Tolmie Peak Trail is the highest rated hike in Mount Rainier National Park, which is incredibly impressive. The 5-mile trek is rated as moderate, meaning you should be in decent shape if you attempt it.
9. Naches Peak Loop Trail
Anyone who has ever hiked this gorgeous 3.4-mile trail, which is located near Enumclaw, will attest that it's a must do for any Washingtonian.
Washington is such a beautiful place to hike. These
easy trails are all under 5 miles.