Best Trails: PNW

Below is a list of the 25 best trails I’ve had the pleasure to hike while living in the Pacific Northwest these past 2 years. I have a long to-do list so I’ll be updating this frequently and I know there are way more hikes out there that I’d love so please share what your favorites are!

Trail Name – City, State, Mileage (round trip unless noted otherwise), Elevation Gain

Panorama Ridge – BC, Canada 18.6m (30km) 5,000ftIMG_2592

Sahale Arm Trail – North Cascades NP, WA 12m 4,000ft75B7D923-EA7F-4245-894F-73502E4E7CB5

The Enchantments – Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA 20m 4,500ftLRG_DSC01077[1]

Worm Flows Route – Mount St. Helens, WA 12m 5,700ft2B4F164E-988D-4F0F-ABF5-CB2CA2DD3900

Mount Adams South Climb – Mount Adams, WA 12m 6,700ftIMG_3029

Mount Hood – Mount Hood Wilderness, OR 7m 5,300ftLRG_DSC09309[1]

Shi Shi Beach – Olympic NP, WA 8m 200ftIMG_6428

Black Peak – North Cascades NP, WA 12m 5,100ftE5A97888-DF55-4622-9D69-8A76B342EBAC

Elfin Lakes Trail – BC, Canada 13.6m (22km) 2,000ftIMG_5385

Yellow Aster Butte – Mount Baker NF, WA 7.5m 2,550ftLRG_DSC01575.JPG

Mt. Pilchuck – Mountain Loop Hwy, WA 5.4m 2,300ft1D67A277-612F-4EE0-92C6-CBCF09EC3DF7

Crater Lake – Crater Lake NP, OR 2-33m ?ftLRG_DSC05526[1]

Skyline Trail – Mount Rainier NP, WA 5.5m 1,450ftLRG_DSC04392[1]

Mt. Elinor – Olympic NF, WA 6.2m 3,300ftDSC00915.JPG

Kaleetan Peak – Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA 14m 3,800ftLRG_DSC03106.JPG

Mount Dickerman – Mountain Loop Hwy, WA 8.2m 3,950ft20ACFB0D-92BB-42CA-BA89-BF08DB621546

Snoqualmie Mountain – Snoqualmie Pass, WA 3.8m 3,100ftLRG_DSC01738

Summit Lake Peak – Clearwater Wilderness, WA 8m 1,500ftLRG_DSC03799 (1)

Artist Point – Mount Baker, WA 4m 1,000ftIMG_3641

Kamikaze Trail to Mount Teneriffe, North Bend, WA 8m 3,800ftC0003__2_

Rialto Beach – Olympic NP, WA 4m 0ftIMG_4556.JPG

Mount Storm King – Olympic NP, WA 4m 2,065ftLRG_DSC07385

Trail of Ten Falls – Silver Falls State Park, OR 8.7m 1,300ft15340FB9-691E-43B6-97CC-ACB067540105.JPG

Putrid Pete’s Peak + Mount Defiance – Garcia, WA 10m 3900ftB7AFF780-28B7-4A33-B238-34CA09B37CA1.JPG

Granite Mountain – Garcia, WA 8.6m 3800ft74DF153F-6186-418F-B9AC-CDBA850797D1.JPG

Mount Washington – North Bend, WA 8.5m 3250ftLRG_DSC08251

Bonus (Alaska, Hawaii):

Harding Icefield Trail – Kenai Fjords NP, AK 8.2m 3000ftA7C96681-D9AA-41B0-96D6-6142F3619F49

Crow’s Pass to Raven Glacier – Chugach SP, AK 9m 2000ft378278F4-E5DE-4BDC-B759-7466FFC6FDA1

Kesugi Ridge – Denali SP, AK 7m 1300ft301FA622-2096-4AB7-92E5-323E9C1E1D75

Kalalau Trail – Napali Coast, Kauai, HI 22m 5000ftIMG_6808

Waipio Valley – The Big Island, HI 3.5m 1200ftIMG_7966

 

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