With well over 100 state parks in Washington, there’s always something to explore without traveling too far from home. The state’s many parks are located on the coast, in the mountains, on islands, and far out east. Many of the parks offer a range of activities from camping to hiking to exploring old bunkers when the park was once a fort. We’ve put together a list of our six favorite parks to visit.
Washington state is known for magnificent mountains in the Cascades and Olympics; dry desert-like conditions of the east; 100+ wonderful Washington state parks, and the perfect Pacific Coast. Hiking, backpacking, camping and kayaking are popular outdoor recreational activities for this state. Today though, we’re not talking about any of those. Instead, we’re going to share some little known, yet still intriguing and exciting, attractions that will capture your imagination. We’ve lived in the state a number of years and we’re still finding these less explored areas which we like to refer to as hidden gems.
Washington provides some beautiful scenery throughout the year. From mountain peaks to the Columbia River gorge to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, it’s hard not to find breathtaking landscapes wherever you are in the state.
We are Stacy and Brandon of Pacific North Wanderers and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite hikes. We’ll give you a brief introduction to these places and let you know what makes them special. To read more about each hike click the read more link below it to be taken to the full story on our website.