Issaquah is a suburb of Seattle, Washington nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Known unofficially as the Issaquah Alps, these...
Hiking in Washington
Considering a hike through the rugged wilderness of Mount Rainier? Or how about a stroll along the rocky coastline in Olympic National Park? Get inspired to go hiking in Washington state with this collection of hiking guides and articles.
Browse through the articles below or skip to one of the following sections:
- Hikes in Central & Eastern Washington
- Hikes in the Issaquah Alps
- Hikes in Mt. Baker
- Hikes in Mt. Rainier and the Wonderland Trail
- Hikes in the North Bend area
- Hikes in the North Cascades
- Hikes in the Olympic Peninsula
- Hikes in the Puget Sound & Islands area
- Hikes in Snoqualmie Pass
- Hikes in Stevens Pass
Sugarloaf Mountain Hike: An Introduction to the Anacortes Community Forest
The Sugarloaf Mountain Hike is an easy trail nestled in the Anacortes Community Forest. With a roundtrip distance of only 2.5 miles and 890 feet of...
Padilla Bay Shore Trail: A Great Hike for Social Distancing
The Padilla Bay Shore Trail is an easy stroll with fabulous views of the Padilla Bay on one side and the picturesque Skagit Valley on the other. The...
Artist Point Wedding in the Mount Baker Wilderness
On July 29, 2019, my husband Daniel and I tied the knot at one of my favorite locations in the world: Artist Point in the Mount Baker Wilderness....
The Non-Bridal Shower
A few months ago, my sister Bethany asked if I wanted a bridal shower or bachelorette party before the wedding. I had to pause and think about that...
Pre-Wedding Visit to Artist Point and Nooksack Falls
We sit with our backs against a rock, holding hands and watching the shadows lengthen. Mt. Baker rises majestically behind us and Mt. Shuksan towers...
Lummi Island Hikes: Baker Preserve Trail and Otto Preserve
Lummi Island is an often-overlooked hiking destination in Washington State. A small island that is only accessible by ferry, it's a great daytrip or...
WTA Work Party at Soaring Eagle Regional Park
Thinking about volunteering? Learn more about Washington Trail Association volunteer opportunities. Iâ€™ve been thinking a lot lately about doing...
Aunty-Niece Day at Mt. Bakerâ€™s Artist Point and Heather Meadows
As some of you may have noticed, Iâ€™ve taken a bit of a break from blogging recently. The wildfires and heavy smoke blanketing the region at the...
Family Hike to Fragrance Lake: A Great Hike near Bellingham for kids
5.5 miles 950 feet elevation gain In celebration of hike-a-thon, I went on a hike this weekend with with my team, The Amazing Shaw Family. We chose...
Hi, I'm Unicorn!
I am an avid hiker, traveler, and adventurer who is on the mission to explore hiking trails around the world. Â Iâ€™m also obsessed with National Parks, long-distance trails and other outdoorsy things.
I hope to share this knowledge with you and inspire you to explore new hiking trails too!