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The 14 Best Places to Hike in the PNW

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

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Best Northwest Hikes and Walks

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

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Best Alpine Lake Hikes

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

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Best Hikes with Views

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

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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; nps.gov  If you like your trees old—really old—this easy one-and-a-half-mile lollipop loop is a…

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Best Hikes to see Wildflowers

Two hikes boasting riotous wildflower displays and gorgeous mountain views.

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Best Hikes to See Color Change

Where to enjoy nature in Technicolor.

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Best Hikes to see Waterfalls

Twin Falls

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Best Hikes for Wildlife Spotting

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