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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Best Hikes Near Seattle

Seattle is an incredible city. As far as we’re concerned, it’s the best place on the planet. With that said, Seattle is still a city. That means it’s nice to escape every once in a while. For us, there’s no better escape than a hike. If you’re like us and you’re always looking for a good trail, here’s our list of the best hikes near Seattle.

NOTE: We should probably call this list the best hikes near Seattle that we’ve done. There are many popular hikes in the area we just haven’t gotten to yet. Mailbox Peak, Mount Si, and several others are on our to-do list.

We’ve listed the best hikes near Seattle according to their distance from the city — shortest to farthest. There are no hikes on the list farther than 60 miles, so all can easily be done as part of a day trip or even half-day trip. For most of the following hikes, you can click on the name for more information.

BEST HIKES NEAR SEATTLE

Best Hikes Near Seattle

‘Million Dollar View’ from Anti-Aircraft Peak

Cougar Mountain | Anti-Aircraft Peak
Round trip: 6.0 miles
Elevation gain: 625 feet
Highest elevation: 1,525 feet
Distance from Seattle: 17 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

The view looking east from West Tiger #3

Tiger Mountain | West Tiger #3
Round trip: 5.0 miles
Elevation gain: 2,100 feet
Highest elevation: 2,525 feet
*Discover Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 18 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Rattlesnake Ledge

Rattlesnake Ledge
Round trip: 4.0 miles
Elevation gain: 1,160 feet
Highest elevation: 2,078 feet
Distance from Seattle: 27 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

The view of Snoqualmie Valley from Little Si

Little Si
Round trip: 4.7 miles
Elevation gain: 1,300 feet
Highest elevation: 1,550 feet
*Discover Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 33 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Upper Twin Falls

Twin Falls
Round trip: 3.5 miles
Elevation gain: 500 feet
Highest elevation: 1,000 feet
*Discover Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 35 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

The view from the summit of Cedar Butte

Cedar Butte
Round trip: 3.5 miles
Elevation gain: 900 feet
Highest elevation: 1,880 feet
*Discover Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 35 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Teneriffe Falls

Teneriffe Falls
Round trip: 6.0 miles
Elevation gain: 1,420 feet
Highest elevation: 2,370 feet
*Discover Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 36 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Talapus Lake

Talapus Lake & Olallie Lake
Round trip: 6.2 miles
Elevation gain: 1,220 feet
Highest elevation: 3,780 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 49 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Franklin Falls in the winter (it’s great all year — not just in the snow)

Franklin Falls
Round trip: 2.0 miles
Elevation gain: 400 feet
Highest elevation: 2,600 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 50 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Keekwulee Falls

Keekwulee Falls
Round trip: 3.4 miles
Elevation gain: 1,300 feet
Highest Elevation: 3,500 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 50 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Melakwa Lake

Melakwa Lake
Round trip: 8.5 miles
Elevation gain: 2,500 feet
Highest Elevation: 4,600 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 50 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Lodge Lake

Lodge Lake
Round trip: 3.0 miles
Elevation gain: 500 feet
Highest elevation: 3,500 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 51.5 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Snow Lake

Snow Lake
Round trip: 7.2 miles
Elevation gain: 1,800 feet
Highest elevation: 4,400 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 53 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls
Round trip: 4.0 miles
Elevation gain: 1,000 feet
Highest elevation: 1,600 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 54 miles
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Best Hikes | Heather Lake

Heather Lake

Heather Lake
Round trip: 4.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1,034 feet
Highest Elevation: 2,430 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 56 miles
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

Lake Twenty Two

Lake Twenty Two
Round trip: 5.4 miles
Elevation gain: 1,350 feet
Highest Elevation: 2,400 feet
*Northwest Forest Pass required
Distance from Seattle: 56 miles
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What are your favorite hikes near Seattle? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Don’t forget to also check out Seattle Bloggers for more great adventures around the Emerald City!

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