Seattle area hikes

I am so thankful to live in an area surrounded by mountains. Below are some local hikes, grouped by region. The regions are ordered from closest to farthest from Seattle. There is an asterisk (*) next to my favorite hike in each region.

Click on a hike for my trail report and photos.

Issaquah Alps

Coal Creek Falls

Margaret’s Way

Poo Poo Point*

Snoqualmie region

Annette Lake

Big Si and Little Si

Commonwealth Basin (snowshoeing)

Franklin Falls (winter)

Goldmyer Hot Springs

Mailbox Peak

Rattlesnake Ledge and Cedar Butte

Rattlesnake Mountain

Snow Lake*

Talapus Lake and Olallie Lake

Teneriffe Falls

Twin Falls

North Cascades

Heather Lake

Lake 22 (Lake Twentytwo)*

Mount Pilchuck

Central Cascades

Blanca Lake*

Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene

Cherry Creek Falls (Duvall, WA)

Lake Valhalla

Wallace Falls

Bellingham area

Oyster Dome

Mount Rainier area

Burroughs Mountain*

Green Lake

Olympic Peninsula

Five Mile Island in the Hoh Rain Forest

Hurricane Ridge*

Rialto Beach Hole-in-the-Wall

Puget Sound Islands

Deception Pass*

Ebey’s Landing

Orcas Island

Vancouver area

Garibaldi Lake***

Grouse Mountain


Discovery Park (Seattle, WA)

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (Olympia, WA)

Saint Edward State Park (Kenmore, WA)

Umtanum Ridge Crest (Ellensburg, WA)