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12 Best Hikes in Seattle

Harshada Kekare
Seattle is a famous place for many reasons. The city is gifted by road-trip worthy attractions. Hikes in Seattle are a popular recreational activity for locals and visitors.
Let's take a look at the top 12 best hikes in Seattle.
It's a popular place to go for a walk on a nice sunny day. Located in the Magnolia neighborhood, this place is gifted with the spectacular scenery. The Loop Trail begins near the visitor center at the Park.
1. Discovery Park Loop
It is famous among beginner hikers to experienced hikers. You will enjoy the view of Rattlesnake lake which is a part of Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area. A great place to relax, walk, swim, and fishing.
2. Rattlesnake Ledge
The trail is short, but it's steep and challenging enough. The lake is perfect for a snack break and a lake jump in the cold water. Located on Forest Road 42 off the Mountain Loop Highway.
3. Heather Lake
This is a 5.6-mile round-trip hiking trail, a windswept headland laced by one of Western Washington's most popular coastal trails. This place is also designated as a National Historic Reserve.
4. Bluff Trail
A trail that forks right from the stat of the Little Si Trail and move towards the Mount Si Old Trail. The forested path is excellent and there are a number of interesting rock formations.
5. Little Si and Mount Si
It's a beautiful hike to an alpine lake ending with stunning mountain views of Mount Pilchuck. This trail includes a handful of switchbacks and a boulder field crossing.
6. Lake 22
It's a 5.6 mile round trip hike that will lead you along the Trail to the Falls. Wallace Falls is one of the most popular state parks in Seattle. You will enjoy the view of the lower and middle falls.
7. Wallace Falls
The hike is strenuous, and in the summer, the trail can be crowded. Located on the Mountain Loop Highway, just over an hour north of downtown, this hike is only 5.4 miles round-trip.
8. Mt. Pilchuck
The traditional trail is 7.2 miles round-trip with 1,858 feet of elevation, located on Tiger Mountain in Issaquah. You will enjoy a gorgeous view of Lake Washington when you reach at the top.
9. Poo Poo Point
It's a hike along the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass. This hike is not suited for beginner day hikers as it has big elevation gains and steep cliff sides.
10. Kendall Katwalk
It's a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Coupeville. This hiking option will give you excellent opportunities for wildlife watching. A superb early morning and sunset hike.
11. Ebey’s Landing
A moderate, forest to meadow hike of 6 miles with 2,300 feet of elevation gain. Here, you will experience a jaw-dropping views of Washington's most iconic mountain.
12. Crystal Lakes