best hikes


The 14 Best Places to Hike in the PNW

The days are long, the sun is shining— it’s time to get outside


Best Northwest Hikes and Walks

Find serenity, soaring views—and a sweet workout—on these 20 spectacular trails.


Best Alpine Lake Hikes

Three lovely hikes that offer stunning vistas and refreshing rewards at the end of the trail.


Best Hikes with Views

Sweeping coastal and mountain views offer big payoffs on these hikes and walks.


Best Hikes into Old Growth Forest

Grove of the PatriarchsMount Rainier Difficulty: Easy; 1.5 miles round-trip, 50-foot elevation gain Location: About a two-hour drive from Seattle, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, via Enumclaw. Nearest town: Packwood, 14 miles. $15 park entrance fee; dogs prohibited;  If you like your trees old—really old—this easy one-and-a-half-mile lollipop loop is a…


Best Hikes to see Wildflowers

Two hikes boasting riotous wildflower displays and gorgeous mountain views.


Best Hikes to See Color Change

Where to enjoy nature in Technicolor.


Best Hikes to see Waterfalls

Twin Falls


Best Hikes for Wildlife Spotting

Hike these trails to find owls and marmots and nearly 200 species of birds—oh my!