There are thousands of miles of trails in the Seattle area just waiting for you to explore them all. These paths lead to mountaintops and fire lookouts, past waterfalls and wild river valleys—and they’re all destinations worth a visit.
Some of us are waiting on being a little more comfortable in wilderness before taking those adventures, though. For many, the desire to stick close to Seattle is important, as many of the classic hikes in the Evergreen State are hours from town.
Luckily, Seattleites are blessed with incredible scenic local parks and lands that will bring even the pickiest hikers joy on the trails. While some other popular hikes in the area require steep treks to reach grandiose views, these easy-to-access parks and trails in and around Seattle are full of fun adventures and great scenery. Whether you are a beginning hiker or an experienced one looking for something close and quick, these trails could be a perfect fit.
From incredible views of mountains from beaches to lush forests full of ferns and flowers, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite, beginner-friendly treks to get you on your way to amazing hikes all around the Pacific Northwest.Read More