Rialto Beach in the Olympic Peninsula.

20 Must-Do Hikes Across Washington State

Our friends at the Washington Trails Association make a habit of simplifying the search for a hike with the website’s Hiking GuideTrip Reports, Hike Finder Map and many other resources.

But with this list of the Essential Washington: 20 Must-Do Hikes, your search could be over at least temporarily while you tackle these hikes that range from a few short miles — like in the above shown Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall — to longer backpacking trips like the 44-mile one-way Kettle Crest in Northeastern Washington.

How did we choose these twenty out of the hundreds of incredible trails? It was tough, but taken together, we felt these hikes do a great job of showing off Washington’s incredible trail diversity.

From Gothic Basin in the north, to Harry’s Ridge in the south, and Naches Peak Loop in the middle, plus hikes from there in every direction, this Essential Washington list is sure to keep you occupied as you explore all our beautiful state has to offer.

Want to add a couple more to your list? Consider these favorites shared last year by ALLtech Trustee Ken Myer to Lake Ann and Lake Ingalls.