With the epic Cascade Mountain range, temperate rainforests and one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Washington state is a gem in the Pacific Northwest. I even would go as far to say it’s our favorite state in the US (Shh! Don’t tell our fellow Oregonians!).
From bustling Seattle to small port villages like Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington state has a mix of big cities and small towns. And with a variety of landscapes and adventures for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels, there truly is something for everyone in this west coast state.
From Washington state’s best kept secrets to can’t miss destinations, we’ve put together some detailed articles to help you plan your outdoor adventures in Washington state.
Whether you live in the Evergreen State and are looking for a weekend adventure or you’re road tripping through the PNW, these articles are full of amazing adventures and places to visit in Washington that are sure to stoke your wanderlust!
Colchuck Lake Trail Hiking Guide
Central Washington’s Colchuck Lake hike rewards trail blazers with a jaw-dropping turquoise lake nestled under some of the most dramatic peaks in the PNW. A challenging trail, hiking Colchuck Lake takes some advance planning, so we put together this guide with everything you need to know! [...]
Scenic Hot Springs: How to Get There & What to Expect
With three natural mountainside hot pools in a picture-perfect location, Scenic Hot Springs certainly live up to their name! Located on private property, reaching and enjoying them takes some know-how and planning, so we’ve broken down everything you need to know! [...]
20 Cozy Cabins in Washington State You Can Rent
From traditional A-frames to tiny homes and treehouses, there’s no shortage of unique accommodations in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you prefer to be waterfront or deep in the woods, these cozy cabins in Washington state are perfect for your next getaway. [...]
The Wonderland Trail: Mount Rainier Hiking Guide
The hike of a lifetime, the 96-mile Wonderland Trail weaves through the best of Mount Rainier’s spectacular scenery. There are tons of logistics to consider before attempting this hike, including wilderness permits, campsites, routes, and supplies. This detailed guide will help you plan it all out! [...]
Top 50 Best Hikes in Washington State
When hiking in Washington State, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, we’ve got the perfect hike listed here just for you. From the most epic views to the most unique hikes, this article is everything you’ll ever need to complete your Washington hikes [...]
Sol Duc Hot Springs: How to Get There & What to Expect
Right in the heart of the Olympic National Forest is a hot spring soak you don’t want to miss. Sol Duc Hot Springs is one of the most popular Washington hot springs. In this guide, we’ll give you everything you need to know before you go as well as realistic [...]
12 Enchanting Campsites in Washington State + Map
Exploring the diverse state of Washington is best done by car and camping along the way will ensure you get to spend the most time in the outdoors. With the help of our fellow travel bloggers, we've put together this list of the best campsites in Washington to help you [...]
15 Beautiful Waterfalls Near Seattle
With vast mountain ranges, so many scenic rivers, and a lot of precipitation, it’s no surprise there are a variety of breathtaking waterfalls near Seattle. From dramatic drops down a mountainside to peaceful trickles in a rainforest, we’ve rounded up the most beautiful waterfalls near Seattle you won’t want to [...]
17 Best Hikes Near Leavenworth, Washington
Classic PNW mountain scenery (arguably some of the best in the country!) with seemingly infinite lakes, peaks, rivers, and trails to explore makes Leavenworth a central Washington hiking hotspot. We’ve done the legwork — literally! — to round up the most incredible hikes near Leavenworth, regardless of your trail experience [...]
20 Hikes at Mt Rainier You Don’t Want to Miss
With several distinct regions, each boasting incredible PNW wilderness and views, it can be difficult deciding which hikes at Mt Rainier to embark on. To help you choose, we’ve rounded up our favorites that you don’t want to miss. Prepare to be mesmerized at every step! [...]
Washington National Parks: Guide + Map
The three Washington National Parks are known as some of the best in the nation, and bucket list-worthy destinations that visitors flock to every year. Use this guide to the parks to get all the information you need about planning an amazing trip, from the best hikes, viewpoints, scenic drives, [...]
Enchanted Valley Trail Guide: One of the best hikes in the Olympic Peninsula
The Enchanted Valley Trail is one of the best hikes in Olympic National Park Washington. In this article, we’re going to address the most commonly asked questions about this hike and go over all the information you need to know to prepare for your Enchanted Valley hike. [...]
10 Best Waterfalls in Washington State
From waterfalls near Seattle that can be seen on a day trip to those that require a bit of a drive and hike to reach, it should come as no surprise that Washington State is a waterfall-lover’s paradise. We’ve rounded up a handful of the best waterfalls in Washington State [...]