The Best Hikes near Seattle

Tove Martin at Hyas Lake
Snow Lake, King County, WashingtonSnow LakeKing County, WashingtonHad forgotten that nature is right round the corner. The water was pristine. The hike itself is not too difficult at all but it can get quite busy...Hyas Lake, Kittitas County, WashingtonHyas LakeKittitas County, Washington#TroveOn The trees at Hyas Lake so closely edge the water that you pretty much have to get in the water to see it properly. It made a fine...The Summit House at Crystal Mt., Pierce County, WashingtonThe Summit House at Crystal Mt.Pierce County, Washington#TroveOn - Bluebird day at Crystal Mountain opens this crazy view of 14,400 ft volcano Mt. Rainier. Giganto! #aboveitallTwin Falls State Park, King County, WashingtonTwin Falls State ParkKing County, WashingtonThis is luxurious hiking. The area approaching Twin Falls has loads of cool wooden walkways and staircases. Pass through here to reach the bridge...Gothic Peak, Snohomish County, WashingtonGothic PeakSnohomish County, WashingtonGothic Basin is a great backpacking hike or long day hike. Off the Mountain Loop Highway near Barlow Pass, it is a great way to scope out all the...Rachel Lake, Kittitas County, WashingtonRachel LakeKittitas County, WashingtonRachel Lake has great camping and makes a fine hiking destination! We continued up and beyond but took a dip on the way back down. And a quick dip...Lake Twentytwo, Snohomish County, WashingtonLake TwentytwoSnohomish County, WashingtonBoth the trail and the destination of this hike were stunning. It was 5.4 miles round trip with 1350 feet of elevation gain and just over an hour...Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley, WashingtonLake Wilderness ArboretumMaple Valley, WashingtonIt's a library in a tree! Came across this very clever "Little Free Library" today while hiking at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum in Maple Valley....Snoqualmie Mountain, King County, WashingtonSnoqualmie MountainKing County, WashingtonIt only takes about three hours to scramble up to get this view of Mt. Rainier and Snoqualmie Pass from the aptly named Snoqualmie Mountain. 3100...Gothic Peak, Snohomish County, WashingtonGothic PeakSnohomish County, WashingtonTowering over Gothic Basic, Gothic Peak can be done as a day hike if you have time. Though, the area is beautiful. Most head up to Foggy Lake to...Franklin Falls, King County, WashingtonFranklin FallsKing County, WashingtonHike along Denny Creek and listen for the roar. You can't miss it. If you're brave, splash through the cold cold water to feel that cold cold spray...Sunrise Visitor Center, Pierce County, WashingtonSunrise Visitor CenterPierce County, WashingtonWildflowers skirt the road leading to Mount Rainier's highest visitor center (6400ft / 1950m). Some great hiking trails depart from here - the ones...Snow Lake, King County, WashingtonSnow LakeKing County, WashingtonOn this hike to Snow Lake we took a fortuitous turn which led to three beautiful pools along a gently flowing creek. We explored for over and hour...Twin Falls Trailhead, King County, WashingtonTwin Falls TrailheadKing County, WashingtonA beautiful fresh morning hike to start the day! Steady and easy hike with a lot of friendly folks on the trail :) Took a moment to soak in the...Vesper Peak, Snohomish County, WashingtonVesper PeakSnohomish County, WashingtonDuring this time of the year, the Vesper Peak hiking trail is filled with snow. I would recommend bringing really good hiking boots and trekking...Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie, WashingtonSnoqualmie FallsSnoqualmie, WashingtonA perfect day to visit Snoqualmie Falls with the summer sun shining to make a spectacular rainbow. Salish Lodge is visible at the top of the falls....Startplatz Rampart Ridge, Kittitas County, WashingtonStartplatz Rampart RidgeKittitas County, WashingtonThis was the first spot where the valley really opened up for great views on our hike to Alta Mountain. There's lots to explore up along this...Hamlin Park, Shoreline, WashingtonHamlin ParkShoreline, Washington| Natures PlayGround | "Just climbin a fallen tree, enjoyin the view. Hamlin Park, live near the area or passin through, get the perfect dose of...Talapus Lake, King County, WashingtonTalapus LakeKing County, WashingtonA two-mile trek through both old growth and second growth will take you to this charming little lake. Great for kids! It was (much) too cold for...Sourdough Ridge Trailhead, Pierce County, WashingtonSourdough Ridge TrailheadPierce County, WashingtonStellar afternoon view of Sourdough Ridge and the Huckleberry Creek valley. This moderate hike starts at the Sunrise visitor center and climbs...
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