23 Great Hikes near Seattle: A Complete Guide (+ Map)
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23 Great Hikes near Seattle: A Complete Guide (+ Map)

If you’re here, chances are you’re interested in doing some hiking near Seattle. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place! While we live in Portland now, Matt grew up in the Seattle area (in Issaquah, which is where a few of the closer-in hikes below are located) and we regularly come up to…

The 25 Best Hikes in Washington State (Helpful Guide + Map)
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The 25 Best Hikes in Washington State (Helpful Guide + Map)

Despite growing up in the Seattle area, I had never really explored the hiking trails in Washington State until relatively recently. By the time I was into hiking, which is all thanks to Alysha who was essentially born with a backpack on, I had moved down to California with an eye on making a triumphant…

How to Hike the Jaw-Dropping Burroughs Mountain Trail
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How to Hike the Jaw-Dropping Burroughs Mountain Trail

The Burroughs Mountain Trail, one of our absolute favorite hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, is full of never ending views. At first, you get a clear view of Mount Rainier while you traverse Sourdough Ridge, then it disappears behind the burroughs while you ascend the first burroughs (we’ll get to what exactly that means…

Hiking the Amazing Naches Peak Loop Trail at Mt. Rainier
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Hiking the Amazing Naches Peak Loop Trail at Mt. Rainier

While there are many, many amazing hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, few of them offer as good a payoff-to-effort ratio as the Naches Peak Loop trail. Located at Chinook Pass just east of Mount Rainier, this hike gives you a trio of amazing characteristics: blankets of multicolored wildflowers in the summer, spectacular views of…

The 3 Amazing Washington State National Parks: A Helpful Travel Guide
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The 3 Amazing Washington State National Parks: A Helpful Travel Guide

After spending two years on a road trip to most of the national parks in the western United States, we often get asked what our favorites are whenever we catch up with friends and family. Every time we start to think about our answer, all three of the national parks in Washington State rise to…

The 18 Best Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park (+ Map)
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The 18 Best Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park (+ Map)

If you’ve stumbled upon this guide, you’re probably looking for the best hikes at Mount Rainier. We have great news for you – you’re in the right place! We make regular trips north to Mount Rainier from our home base of Portland, Oregon, and spend at least a couple of weekends every summer and fall…