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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

380 Hikes

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
A beautiful hike through an interesting forest, often over boardwalks, ends at the beach with the potential for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. If you plan ahead and get a permit, it's a nice overnight destination.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
This primitive trail forms a partial loop, connecting the High Divide trail just above Heart Lake with Appleton Pass.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
9.63 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 5111 ft.
Highest Point: 5384 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
High Divide trail makes up a section of the Seven Lakes Basin trail and leads to the Bailey Range Traverse. While campsites exist along this route, it's important to reserve your spot in advance of your visit here.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
14.72 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3965 ft.
Highest Point: 4926 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Lunch Lake is a popular stop or overnight camping area along the Seven Lakes Basin Loop in Olympic National Park. Visitors here will need an overnight permit to stay here, attainable from Olympic National Park.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
28.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6235 ft.
Highest Point: 4532 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
Hoh Lake is a quiet spot in the wilderness of Olympic National Park that is accessible via a steep ascent from the Hoh River Trail or a long approach on the High Divide Trail.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
16.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3675 ft.
Highest Point: 5474 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
Bogachiel Peak sits above the dramatic Seven Lakes Basin. While you might expect stunning views here, such is not the case. The treed peak has limited views from the top, but it's a short enough side trip, why not make a stop while you're there?
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
19.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 5120 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.53
(30 votes)
Stunning views, stargazing, backcountry lakes and plentiful wildlife await you on this classic 19-mile loop on the Olympic Mountains’ stunning Seven Lakes Basin and High Divide Trail.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.25 miles, one-way
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.25
(4 votes)
An easy, mostly paved hike along the saltwater, with plenty of chances to see wildlife.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 6080 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(2 votes)
 
A snowshoe route along a ridgeline above the Hurricane Ridge parking area. Maybe difficult or impossible to access in winter.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
Deer Park is rarely accessible by vehicle in the winter. Hikers will likely have to undertake a long road walk to access Deer Park and Blue Mountain.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 5900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
A winter climb that will require crampons or microspikes, routefinding skills and, in the right conditions, climbing gear.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3489 ft.
Highest Point: 6000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.47
(72 votes)
Marmot Pass offers great views and a gentle hike through old-growth forest as well as high meadows. It is a great day hike, but also offers a great starting place for a variety of overnight options.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
An easy, pleasant four-season ramble along the Dungeness River, good for bird watching.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
An interpretive trail outside of Forks. Great for a midday walk or a leg stretch during a long drive.
 
 
 
1.3 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A one-mile loop through forest and along the East Fork of the Satsop River. A cutoff trail allows this hike to be made even shorter, if desired.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 328 ft.
Highest Point: 362 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A short trail through undeveloped state park lands to a section of shoreline on the Key Peninsula.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
9.0 miles of trails
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 450 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(4 votes)
Gibbs Lake sits tucked away in the Northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. This county park comes complete with its namesake lake and an intersecting system of trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
3.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 5100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
 
Skip the crowds of skiers and snowshoers at Hurricane Ridge and try a challenging hike on Obstruction Point Road.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
2.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 210 ft.
Highest Point: 530 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
Explore an undeveloped watershed on well-maintained trails just minutes from town.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 2804 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.48
(33 votes)
Approachable throughout the year, the Mount Walker trail’s average 20% grade makes it a go-to route for hikers and trail runners looking for a short, brisk tromp. (While it is also a designated stock trail, riders and pack animals rarely make an appearance.) Spring, summer, and fall the 2-mile trail is both ascended and descended by those on foot. In the winter, when the Mount Walker road is gated closed to vehicles, many will pursue the then 2.25-mile jaunt up to the north viewpoint, saunter over to the south viewpoint and then descend on the more gentle grade of the road.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2240 ft.
Highest Point: 4273 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.18
(11 votes)
A longer, steeper, pass free, alternate route to the summit of Mount Zion.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 650 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.12
(8 votes)
Take a short but very scenic hike starting from the Altair campground in Olympic National Park. Traverse along the edge of the Elwha River, recently free-flowing thanks to the removal of the Glines Canyon Dam.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
4.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 1850 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.98
(41 votes)
This low-key loop in the shadow of Mount Ellinor makes for a great respite on a hot summer day or a low-country winter ramble when it's rainy.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Nick’s Lagoon is a small greenspace managed by Kitsap County Parks. The lagoon sits in the nook of Seabeck Bay.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
0.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 735 ft.
Highest Point: 5200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(7 votes)
The Anderson Glacier Trail is a backcountry trail located in the eastern reaches of Olympic National Park. This short spur trail starts at Anderson Pass and ascends in a series of steep switchbacks to a moraine that overlooks a lake and the former site of Anderson Glacier.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1639 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(35 votes)
Green Mountain is the Kitsap Peninsula's go-to after work destination. Whether you're mountain biking, trail running, or hiking, you can get a quick workout by hiking the Gold Creek Trail up to the summit of Green Mountain.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

 
1.98 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 225 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(6 votes)
Take a short jaunt in Tolmie State Park. Great for families or just a quick stretch of the legs.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
12.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3350 ft.
Highest Point: 3748 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.63
(19 votes)
Mount Muller offers breathtaking views from a breathtaking trail -- it's a steep climb, but those who make it to the lofty ridgeline are rewarded with a panorama that includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, massive Mount Olympus, and sapphire, sparkling Lake Crescent.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
26.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.41
(29 votes)
The famed Enchanted Valley chalet has been a destination for weary travelers since the early '30s, when it provided a mountain retreat for hikers and horseback riders. During World War II, the chalet served as an Aircraft Warning Station, and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's occasionally used as an emergency shelter and ranger station, but the precarious position over the Quinault River has caused it to be closed to hikers until it is moved.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
6.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3500 ft.
Highest Point: 4301 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.78
(32 votes)
Hike a steep trail to a rocky perch with views of Lake Cushman and the southeastern corner of the Olympic Mountains.