52 Hikes Challenge (Pacific Northwest Edition)

Is hiking part of your resolution this year? Or maybe you just want to get out on the trails, but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place my friend!

In this post, we’ve compiled the most popular hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest into an easy-to-read list: from the temperate rainforests of Washington and Oregon to the towering Coastal mountains of British Columbia!

There is a wide range of distances, difficulties, and landscapes to discover on these trails for variety all year long. Let’s get started!

52 Hikes Challenge List (Pacific Northwest Edition)

To join a local 52 Hikes Challenge chapter, click here for the official organization’s website! This is where you can log your trails, connect with others, and officially sign p to receive a badge at the end of the challenge!

Before you begin your hikes, brush up on these important blog posts:

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Washington

  1. Barclay Lake Trail – Distance: 4.3 Miles – Elevation Gain: 387

2. Blanca Lake Trail – Distance: 7.5 Miles – Elevation Gain: 3,300 Feet

3. Blue Lake (North Cascades NP) – 4.4 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 1,095 ft

4. Dog Mountain Trail – Distance: 6 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 2,824

5. Granite Mountain Lookout (*Avalanche Danger*) – Distance: 8.6 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 3,800 Feet

6. Heather Lake Trail – Distance: 5 Miles RT – Elevation Gain – 1,200 Feet

7. Heather / Maple Pass Trail – Distance: 7.1 Mile Loop – Elevation Gain: 2,000 Feet

8. Hidden Lake Lookout – Distance: 8 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 3,300

9. Lake Ingalls Trail – Distance: 8.8 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 2,893 Feet

10. Lake Serene / Bridal Veil Falls – Distance: 7.5 miles RT – Elevation: Gain 2,716 Feet

11. Lake TwentyTwo – Distance: 5.7 Miles – Elevation Gain – 1,400 Feet

12. Mount Pilchuck Trail – Distance: 5.5 Miles – Elevation Gain – 2,200 Feet

13. Mount Storm King Trail – Distance: 5.3 Miles RT – Elevation Gain – 2,076 Feet

14. Mount Fremont Lookout Trail – Distance: 5.7 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 1,151 Feet

15. Mount Si Trail – Distance: 7.8 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 3,150 Feet

16. Naches Peak Loop Trail – Distance: 3.3 Mile Loop – Elevation Gain: 600 Feet

17. Rialto Beach Hole in the Wall Trail: 4.0 Miles RT – Elevatioon Gain: >100 Feet

18. Skyline Trail – Distance: 5.5 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 1,700 Feet

19. Snow Lake Trail – Distance: 6.4 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 1,669 Feet

20. Tolmie Peak Trail – Distance: 6.4 Miles – Elevation Gain: 1,010 Feet

21. Wallace Falls Trail -Distance: 5.2 Mile RT – Elevation Gain: 1,482 Feet

Oregon

22. Cape Lookout Trail – Distance: 4.7 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 800 Feet

23. Cascade Head Trail – Distance: 6.3 Miles – Elevation Gain: 1,381 Feet

24. Cathedral Tree Trail – Distance: 1.6 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 393 Feet

25. Crescent Beach Trail – Distance: 2.3 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 538 Feet

26. Drift Creek Falls – Distance: 3 Miles – Elevation Gain: 485 Feet

27. God’s Thumb Trail – Distance: 4.3 Miles – Elevation Gain: 1,131 Feet

28. Marion & Gatch Falls Trail – Distance: 5 Miles – Elevation Gain: 1,102 Feet

29. Munra Point Trail (Pending Opening) – Distance: 4.7 Miles – Elevation Gain: 2109

30. Neahkahnie Mountain Trail (South Trailhead) – Distance: 2.8 Miles RT – Elevatiion Gain: 866 Feet

31. Proxy Falls Loop Trail – Distance: 1.6 Miles – Elevation Gain: 147 Feet

32. Ramona Falls Trail – Distance: 7.1 Miles – Elevation Gain: 1046 Feet

33. Short Sands Beach Trail – Distance: 1.2 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 82 Feet

34. South Sister Trail – Distance: 12.2 Miles – Elevation Gain: 4,898 Feet

35. Tamanawas Falls Trail – Distance: 3.8 Miles – Elevation Gain: 570 Feet

36. Tamolitch Blue Pool (McKenzie River Trail) – Distance: 3.7 Miles – Elevation Gain: 305 Feet

37. Tillamook Head Traverse – Distance: 6.3 Miles Point to Point – Elevation Gain: 1,163 feet

38. Trail of Ten Falls – Distance: 8.7 Miles – Elevation Gain: 1,194 Feet

39. Tumalo Falls (Tumalo Creek Trail) – Distance: 6.5 Miles – Elevation Gain: 583 Feet

British Columbia

40. Elfin Lakes – Distance: 12.5 miles RT – Elevation Gain: 2.693 Feet

41. Golden Ears Provincial Park / Lower Falls Trail – Distance: 3.4 RT – Elevation Gain: 301 Feet

42. Joffre Lakes (Lower, Middle, and Upper Joffre Lake) – Distance: 7.7km RT – Elevation Gain: 491m

43. Lake Lovely Water – Distance: 10.1km RT – Elevation Gain: 1,140 meters

44. Mount Brunswick – Distance: 12.6km RT – Elevation Gain: 1,556 meters

45. Mount Seymour –  Distance: 8.2km RT – Elevation Gain: 577 meters

46. Panorama Ridge Trail – Distance: 29.1km RT – Elevation Gain: 1,573 meters

47. Rainforest Trail (Pacific Rim National Park) – Distance: 0.7 Mile Loop – Elevation Gain: >100 feet

48. Saint Marks Summit – Distsance: 10.8km RT – Elevation Gain: 605 meters

49. Sea To Sky Gondola – Distance: 11.6km RT – Elevation Gain: 955 meters

50. Watersprite Lake – Distance: 17.2km RT – Elevation Gain: 736 meters

51. Wild Pacific Trail – Distance: 1.8 miles RT – Elevation Gain: 233 Feet

52. Wedgemount Lake –  Distance: 10.3km RT Elevation Gain: 1,200 meters

In what ways are you preparing for hiking this year? Share your tips with us in the comments below!

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