Travel Destination Guide: Amazing Adventures – Top Hiking Trails in Washington. Let’s discover and explore Cascade Falls Pass, Heybrook Lookout Trail, Rattlesnake Ledge Trail and so much more. Get your hiking boots ready! Every adventure requires a first step.
Cascade Pass Trail
The Cascade Pass Trail is located within the North Cascade National Park. The trail is 7 miles round trip with breathtaking beauty from start to finish. The highest point is over 5300 feet with moderate difficulty. The Washington Trails Association www.wta.org states there is no fee to enter or to park. Check their website for weather advisories and road closures. I did not check before heading out 🤦🏼♀️
Cherry Creek Falls Trail
Cherry Creek Falls Trail is located near Duvall, Washington. The trail is 5 miles round trip with waterfalls! The highest point is over 700 feet. Labeled an easy hike but, remember there are waterfalls! No fee to enter or park. The first part of the trail, 1/2 mile or so, is on private property. Please be aware of your noise level. Keep your dog on its leash. And not that I need to say it but, pack out all trash with you. More photos and trail information can be found at www.alltrails.com.
Chirico Trail is located within Tiger Mountain. The trail is over 3 1/2 miles round trip and considered a moderate degree of difficulty. The highest point is 1850 feet and includes stone pathways to get there. No fee to enter or to park. I highly recommend bringing a snack and a camera. The views of nature and paragliders are worth the hike. No fee to enter or to park. Visit www.seattleparagliding.com if you are interested in learning to paraglide.
Heybrook Lookout Trail
Heybrook Lookout Trail is located in the Central Cascades. The trail is over 2 1/2 miles round trip and labeled moderate secondary to its steep incline. The highest point is 1700 feet which does not include the 89 steps to the top of the lookout tower. The top of the tower is the perfect to soak in the sights and maybe have a snack. No one will be in a hurry once they get to the top. Love when the view is worth the climb. No fee to enter or to park. Check www.fs.usda.gov for area status. At the time of the post the area was closed.
High Rock Lookout Trail
High Rock Lookout Trail is located in Ashford, Washington. The trail is just over 3 miles round trip and its highest point is 5685 feet. Hiking to the lookout will be steep but short and definitely worth the climb. No fee to enter or park. Photos, maps and more can be found at www.fs.usda.gov.
Marymere Falls Trail
Marymere Falls Trail is located in Port Angeles, Washington. The trail is just under 2 miles round trip and its highest point is 1100 feet. It is considered an easy hike but there are waterfalls! A 90 foot waterfall to be exact. Washington had a lot of rain this winter, I highly recommend this trail. No fee to enter or to park and dogs are not allowed. Go to www.wta.org to download your map and start planning your amazing adventure.
Mount Storm King
Mount Storm King is located within the Olympic National Park. The trail to the peak is steep and rocky and can be dangerous depending on the weather. 4 miles round trip with its highest point at 2600 feet. There are photo opportunity places found along the trail as you climb as an option. No fee to enter or to park and no dogs. I recommend combining Mount Storm King and Marymere Falls Trail hikes as a weekend getaway. To plan your Olympic National Park getaway visit www.nps.gov.
Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is located near North Bend, Washington. The trail is 4 miles round trip and its highest point is 2078 feet. Considered a moderate degree of difficulty climb the views at the top will be worth the climb. The rough, sheer cliff at the top means keeping your dog on a leash and a close on on children. Weather plays a vital role in this trail’s difficulty. Check Rattlesnake Ledge Trail weather at www.weatherforyou.com. No fee to enter or park.
Snoqualmie Falls Trail
Snoqualmie Falls Trail is located, you guessed it, in Snoqualmie, Washington. The trail is roughly 1 1/2 miles round trip and its highest point is 450 feet. Considered an easy hike but, there are waterfalls! The trail is interactive with several kiosks filled with history and information to view as you climb. No fee to enter of to park. I have loved this area since seeing it on the TV Series Twin Peaks. Spending a weekend at Salish Lodge & Spa is definitely on my must do list. To plan your getaway visit www.salishlodge.com. Now the show’s theme music is playing in my head!
Amazing Adventures – Top Hiking Trails in Washington
Thank you for visiting my Travel Destination Guide: Amazing Adventures – Top Hiking Trails in Washington. Together we discovered and explored Cherry Creek Falls Trail, High Rock Lookout Trail, Snoqualmie Falls Trail and so much more. I decided to list the trails that had no fees to enter or park. There are many, many more hikes to discover that require fees or passes. Some passes I discovered are National Park Pass, Discover Pass and Northwest Forest Pass. So much beauty in the Pacific Northwest. Did your favorite hike make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.
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Until Next Time,
Erin at Wonder Lesch
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