Best Place to Hike in Washington State


Washington State is a state with some of the most beautiful natural landscapes. With towering mountain ranges, raging rivers, and beautiful coastlines, Washington is home to three national parks and 124 state parks. In fact, about four percent of Washington State is covered with state and national parks! Here are some of the best places to hike in Washington state. 

 Number one – Rattlesnake Ledge. Rattlesnake Ledge is an hour’s drive southeast of Seattle. The trail has a steep incline, and it is a tough walk, but the outcome is totally worth it! The view from the peak is absolutely breathtaking. Just the sun glistening in the lake below. 

Number two- Cascade Falls Trail. Cascade Falls is in Moran State Park on Orcas Island. This trail offers beautiful views of multiple falls. The luxurious waters flow into Puget Sound. Moran State Park has plenty of beautiful trails with gorgeous views. 

Number three- Mt Rainier National/State Park. There are too many trails on Mt Rainier to choose just one, so I highlighted the entire park. Mt Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Mountain Range. Mt Rainier has glistening alpine lakes, alpine forests, and spring wildflowers.  

Number four; Shi Shi Beach. Shi Shi Beach is one of the most beautiful in the Pacific Northwest. The hike down cliffsides is tough but worth it. Shi Shi has long tidal shores teaming with life. There are also thrilling sea stacks that tower above the shoreline. 

Number five; Harmony Falls. Harmony Falls is near the summit of Mt St Helens. Harmony Falls gives a beautiful view of the falls and Lake Spirit. Lake Spirit is one of the highest alpine lakes in the state of Washington.