Washington Day Hikes

These are all the hikes I’ve done in Washington State. So far, I only do day hikes but eventually I’ll do overnight backpacking ones. Featured image above is Chain Lakes Loop.

Hikes Completed (33)

Central Cascades

Issaquah Alps

Mount Rainier Area

North Cascades

Olympic Peninsula

Puget Sound and Islands

Snoqualmie Region

South Cascades

Hiking Photos

Diablo Lake

Mount Storm King

Oyster Dome

Esmeralda Basin Trail

Lake Ann


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Esmeralda Basin Trail to Lake Ann (8.4mi, 2200ft gain): What a beautiful, secret hidden gem of a trail. It wasn’t crowded and felt like 5 hikes in 1: tons of streams, tons of wildflower meadows, a view of Mt. Rainier with lots of lush green trees, a 360 view of surroundings at the top, and ends with a view of Lake Ann. I would recommend a high clearance vehicle bc the service roads are intense but a sedan could do it. Sunday crowds were non-existent – we arrived a little before 10am. Tons of campers and backpackers leaving. There are biting bugs so lather on the bug spray. I escaped with 1 bite. 5/5 would recommend, esp bc it’s wildflower season – hence the reason why I went. Will update my blog. Lol yes Lake Ann is not much of a lake in the summer – hit it up early July or late June. Def a long ass hike. For more fun silly photos, follow Tom. 🙃 #washingtontrails #washington #seattle #seattletrails #hikeseattle #seattlehikes #pnw #hiking #pnwonderland #lakeview #hiker #dayhiker #dayhike #mountainview #islandview #islands #islandlife #foresthike #forest #floral #flowers #farmland #ferns #wildflowers #wildflowerhike #pnwwildflowers

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Annette Lake

Sheep Lake to Sourdough Gap

Silver Falls Trails


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Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. We hiked and car camped and it was fantastic.

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Blanca Lake

Lake 22

Lakes Loop


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Hiked the Lakes trail (5.5mi) in Mt. Rainier National Park. I thought it would be prettier?

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Heather Lake

Mailbox Peak


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9.4mi round-trip. 4,000ft of elevation gain for a simple mailbox with a pretty sweet view. ❤️ my health app says 316 floors climbed today.

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Red Town Creek


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Hiking with Allen! Best feature we saw all day. Lol, Red Town Creek Trail.

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Mount Rose


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Mt. Rose: 3500ft elevation gain, 1,200 ft/mi. 6.4mi round trip. Uphill is a grind but my knees hurt from downhill. All good now though 🙂

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Rattlesnake Ledge

Mountain Lake Loop


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Did the mountain lake loop trail in Moran State Park yesterday. It was fantastic. #islandlife

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Lake Serene

Mount McCausland

Iron Bear – Teanaway Ridge

Poo Poo Point Trail


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Dope – wildflower season. Another shorter, easier hike in Issaquah. 7.2mi round trip, 1858ft elevation gain. Tomorrow is a lake hike. #wild

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Melakwa Lake

Keekwulee Falls


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Harry’s Ridge Trail


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Bridal Veil Falls

Skyline Trail


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Skyline Trail yup yes okay #marmot. Next week Olympics? Or will it be another Cascades type of weekend 🧐

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Lake Valhalla


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Rachel Lake

Tolmie Peak

Chain Lakes Loop

Mount Baldy

Hex Mountain

Icicle Ridge

Mount Si


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Mount Si – I’m updating my travel blog with all the hikes I’ve done in the past and never posted Mount Si so #tbt

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Hiking Details

HikeLength, round-trip (mi)Elevation Gain (ft)RegionRatingNotes
Silver Falls Loop3600Mount Rainier Area -- SE - Cayuse Pass/Stevens Canyon4/5Gorgeous water with the hikes
Blanca Lake7.53300Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West4/5Beautiful lake
Lake 225.41350North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway5/5Beautiful lake you can swim in in the hot summer
Lakes Loop5.251550Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise4/5Beautiful lakes in Rainier area
Heather Lake4.61034North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway3/5Nice lake
Mailbox Peak9.44000Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area3/5Difficult but nice mailbox at the top
Red Town Creek0.50Issaquah Alps -- Cougar Mountain3/5Nothing special, just a walk around
Mount Rose6.43500Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal3/5Very difficult but nice view at the top
Rattlesnake Ledge41160Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area4/5Beautiful view at the top, easy but very popular and crowded
Mountain Lake3.950Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands3/5Nice lake hike
Lake Serene8.22000Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West4/5Beautiful lake
Mount McCausland71800Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East5/5Stunning views
Iron Bear - Teanaway Ridge6.41900Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway4/5Known for flowers, nice views on both sides of ridge
Poo Poo Point7.21858Issaquah Alps -- Tiger Mountain4/5Rigorous hike for nice view at the top
Melakwa Lake8.52700Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass4/5Very pretty lake
Harry's Ridge8.2970South Cascades -- Mount St. Helens5/5Beautiful unique views filled with flowers
Bridal Veil Falls41000Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West4/5Pretty waterfall on the way to Lake Serene
Skyline Trail Loop5.51450Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise5/5Stunning views non-stop
Lake Valhalla71500Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East4/5Beautiful lake view
Rachel Lake81600Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass4/5Beautiful lake, continue onward for Lila Lake
Chain Lakes Loop6.51820North Cascades -- Mount Baker Area5/5Amazing changing scenery non-stop
Mount Baldy83000Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area4/5Very difficult but doable hike with great views
Hex Mountain7.52900Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway4/5Great views
Icicle Ridge61800Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area4/5Beautiful 360 degree views
Tolmie Peak7.51100Mount Rainier Area -- NW - Carbon River/Mowich5/5Beautiful views with a lake
Mount Si83150Snoqualmie Region -- North Bend Area3/5Nice view at the top, lots of forest
Sheep Lake to Sourdough Gap61100Mount Rainier Area -- Chinook Pass - Hwy 4105/5Easy to moderate hike with a lake, mountains, and valleys, highly recommend
Annette Lake7.51800Snoqualmie Region -- Snoqualmie Pass4/5Beautiful hike but very popular and crowded - waterfalls and a lake
Mount Storm King42065Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast4/5Cool ropes course at the end to get the view of the green blue lake
Diablo Lake7.61400North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway - Hwy 204/5Interesting view at the end, go down to the lake after seeing the dam view
Oyster Dome51050Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area4/5Popular hike with nice view of the islands and farmland
Esmeralda Basin7.01750Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway4/5Pair it with Lake Ann, but by itself, beautiful streams - go during early July for wildflower season
Lake Ann8.22200Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway5/5Pair it with Esmeralda and it's a fantastic hike with 360 views at the top

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