The natural wonders of Washington State are many and also incredibly impressive. In fact, some of our landmarks are so iconic, they’re nationally (and in some cases, internationally) recognized.

If you’re guilty of living in The Evergreen State for most or all of your life without seeing some of the most majestic natural wonders of Washington, you’re not alone. But if you can, you should really try to see these seven in your lifetime, as they are especially incredible.

How many natural wonders of Washington would you add to this list?

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What are some great hikes near Mt. Rainier in Washington?

There is no debate that Mt. Rainier is one of the grandest natural wonders of Washington State. And there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of Mt. Rainier than to enjoy some hikes there. For a hike through stunning Alpine meadows, check out the Sheep Lake Trail, which begins on the Pacific Crest Trail at Chinook Pass. It is 5 miles, but relatively easy. Another great Mt. Rainier trail is the 9-mile Grand Park Trail, which has one of the largest meadows in the area. For a hike that provides stunning views of Mt. Rainier, try the Naches Peak Loop Trail, which is truly spectacular. Learn more about these hikes and other Alpine hikes in Washington, and then plan your next outing.

What is the best way to visit Diablo Lake in Washington?

Lake Diablo is truly one of the most breathtaking places in Washington State. It is a must-see for anyone who appreciates the majesty of unspoiled Mother Nature. If you only have time to see the lake, you should stop at the Diablo Lake overlook from the North Cascades Highway. But, if you want to visit the lake itself, you will need to pack your hiking boots and make the trek to the lake via the Diablo Lake Trail. It’s a 7-mile trip out-and-back, but it is a moderately easy trail. Once you arrive, you will be blown away by the beauty of the place. So pack a picnic and enjoy the quiet beauty of Lake Diablo.

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