Posts of hikes and adventures we have done across Washington State over the years. It is divided it by county/region/volcano/National Park/National Forest. A number of them are family friendly. We have also included lighthouses, museums and interpretive centers. At the end is a collection of other hikes.

Whatcom County:

Hovander Homestead and Tennant Lake


Mount Baker/North Cascades National Park/Mt. Baker National Forest/Whatcom County:

Rainy Lake

Day Tripping To Mount Baker

Artist Ridge

Gorge Lake Overlook Trail

Lake Ann


Skagit County:

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Padilla Bay Trail

Kukutali Preserve

High Tide Island

Skagit Flower Field Walking


San Juan County:

Mount Constitution


Island County:

Ala Spit

Deception Pass State Park

Joseph Whidbey State Park

Del Fairfax Preserve

Price Sculpture Forest

Libbey Beach Park

Fort Ebey State Park/Kettles Trail System/Ebey’s Reserve

Fort Casey State Park

Greenbank Farm

Meerkerk Gardens

Trillium Community Forest

Freeland Wetland Preserve

South Whidbey State Park

Trustland Trails 

South Whidbey Community Park

Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom

Hammons Family Farm Preserve

Putney Woods/Saragota Woods Preserves

Whidbey Institute

Waterman Shoreline preserve

Camano State Park


Snohomish County:

Brackett’s Landing Shoreline Sanctuary Conservation Area

Monte Cristo


Mount Rainier National Park/Wonderland Trail/Snoqualmie National Forest/King County/Cascade Crest:

Crystal Mountain Death March

Trail of the Shadows (In Snow)

Tolmie Peak

Carbon River Flood of 2006

Naches Peak Loop in Fall


Deadwood Lakes

Sourdough Ridge

Naches Peak (Wildflower Season)

Owyhigh Lakes

Carbon River Backpack

Glacier Basin Trail

Palisades Lake

Ranger Falls

Pyramid Peak Loop

Mother Mountain Loop

Grand Park

Shriner Peak Trail and Lookout Tower

Seattle Park

Ravensdale History Trail

Franklin Ghost Town

Nolte State Park

Seahurst Park

Shadow Lake Nature Reserve

Ford Slope Mine at Cougar Mountain

Squak Valley North Trail

Lake Sawyer Park Trails

Henry’s Ridge Natural Area (Pond to Pond Loop)

Iron Horse Trail, Western Washington Side

Cold Creek Trail/Twin Lakes

Margaret Lake

Melakwa lake

Talapus Lake

Little Si

Middle Fork Trail

Colchuck Lake

The Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Sunrise

Olallie Creek Camp

Shadow Lake

Naches Pass 4-Wheeling


Mt. St. Helens:

Birth of a Lake Trail

Mt. St. Helen’s East Side


Columbia River:

Dog Mountain


Olympic Peninsula/Olympic National Park/Kitsap Penisula:

Fort Flagler State Park

Mystery Bay State Park

Dungness Spit

Hurricane Ridge Wandering

Chetzemoka Park

Cline Spit

New Dungness Lighthouse

South Sand Point Backpacking Trip

Fay Bainbridge Park

Lake Quinault & Ruby Beach

Pumpkin Seed Lake

Badger Valley Loop

Hall of Mosses (Hoh Rain Forest)

Ruby Beach

Damon Point


Pacific Crest Trail Hikes/Backpacks

Kendall Katwalk

Section J (Stevens Pass to Snowqualmie Pass)

Lodge Lake

Section I (White Pass to Chinook Pass)

Section I (Chinook Pass to Snoqualmie Pass)

Section G (Mt. Hood to Columbia River)

Trout Creek (going south)


Eastern Washington:

Ancient Lakes

Esmeralda Basin Backpacking Loop


Thurston County/Pierce County/Lewis County

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Mima Mounds



Point Wilson Lighthouse

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

New Dungness Lighthouse


Museums/Interpretive Centers:

Island County Historical Museum

Breazeale Interpretive Center

Fort Worden Marine Center and Museum

Whale Museum Friday Harbor

Whale Center Langley

The Blockhouses of Ebey’s Reserve


Public Beaches on Whidbey Island:

Bush Point Beach

Freeland Park and Beach

Robinson Beach

Dave Mackie Beach

Double Bluff Beach

Libbey Beach Park

Ala Spit


Hikes Outside of Washington State

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Glacier National Park

Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Grand Teton National Park