15 Jaw-Dropping Views in Washington That Will Blow You Away
We all know how gorgeous The Evergreen State is. There are destinations all around where you can enjoy some of the most jaw-dropping scenery. If you decide to plan a memorable adventure anywhere in the state, here are 15 places with the best views in Washington that you should add to your itinerary:
Who would have thought one state could have so much natural beauty?! Where have you found the best views in Washington State? Please share some locations in the comment section. And, if you are looking for some hiking trails in these areas, make sure to check out AllTrails for some great ideas.
if you are searching for even more beautiful hiking trails in Washington to check out, take a look at this video highlighting Washington’s Dog Mountain.
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What are the most scenic hikes in Washington?
The beauty found in Washington state is seemingly endless as are the number of hikes to find gorgeous scenery. The Sleeping Beauty Trail near the Columbia River Gorge is a relatively short, yet steep 2.5-mile hike that leads to an overlook with panoramic views. Your efforts will be well-rewarded with the scenery up top. If you want to feel as though you’ve entered a fairytale, take the ethereal Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss Trail filled with trees that are covered in moss. It's truly an otherworldly hike.
Where can I find scenic overlooks in Washington?
With the number of mountains throughout the state, overlooks are found everywhere. The Washington Pass Overlook is one you don’t even have to hike to. Along the North Cascades Highway, just park the car in the parking lot and get out of your car to have a look at the miles of scenery in front of you. If you are up for a hike, we recommend the Naches Peak Loop Trail, an easy pathway with an overlook where you can see a valley and Mount Rainier (although the mountain can be seen throughout the entire hike).
What are some natural wonders in Washington?
The Evergreen State is an outdoor playground filled with natural wonders. One such wonder is the Guler Ice Caves in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. These caves are actually lava tubes filled with incredible ice formations. They can be accessed via a 20-foot staircase into the opening where the temperature drops to 32 degrees. Oddly enough, it’s cold and icy year-round. If you are up for a road trip, you may want to check out our scenic road trip that takes you to 7 Wonders Of Washington.