8 Incredible Hikes Near  Seattle, WA

8 Incredible Hikes Near  Seattle, WA

The best Seattle hiking trails, with distance, elevation, and pass information here!

Heather Lake


4.2 miles RT / 1,200 feet gain The PNW shines on this trail, with stream crossings, moss-covered trees, and a peaceful lake. It's a great hike to take children or first-time hikers.

Lake Twenty-Two


5.4 Miles RT / 1,500 feet gain Be welcomed with one of Seattle’s most iconic alpine lake views – this trail has a lot of switchbacks and is considered moderate difficulty.

Wallace Falls


5.6 miles RT / 1,300 feet gain This gorgeous PNW trail has a little of everything. The trail will bring you to three tiers of the Wallace Falls waterfall, each with viewing platforms.

Rattlesnake Ledge


4 miles RT / 1,000 feet gain Rattlesnake Ledge is one of the most popular hiking trails near Seattle for its short distance, dog-friendly trek, and accessible trailhead.

Gold Creek Pond


1 mile RT / 100 feet gain Gold Creek pond is a gorgeous and simple 1-mile loop around this man-made lake, located near the top of Snoqualmie Pass.

Snow Lake Trail


7.2 miles RT / 1,700 feet gain Located just across from the Alpental Ski Resort (near Snoqualmie Pass), Snow Lake is a great option if you’re looking to seek out a summer dip!

Franklin Falls


2 miles RT / 400 feet gain It’s one of the best hikes near Seattle – there is easy elevation gain, a short distance, and a huge payoff at the end!

Coal Creek Falls


2.5 Miles RT / 416 feet gain Located in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park in Issaquah, this is a convenient hike near Seattle - it’s just a 20-minute drive from the city!

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Read our full guide to even MORE convenient hikes near Seattle (and hiking tips) below!