It feels like summer has just begun, but in the PNW we know that fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes the rain and shorter days. Here are 9 scenic hikes to tick off the list while still enjoying the warm weather and beautiful sunshine!
Distance: 5.6 mi
Elevation Gain: 1300 ft
Take in all 9 falls on this popular hike off Highway 2. The trail gets steeper the further you go, so feel free to turn around at any of the different falls.
Distance: 9 mi
Elevation Gain: 2500 ft
Get up close and personal with Rainier on the Sunrise side of the mountain. There is no shade on the trail so be sure to take a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water and aim for cooler days.
Distance: 14 mi
Elevation Gain: 3900 ft
Follow a busy trail to Lena Lake, but continue onward toward Upper Lena Lake, crossing into Olympic National Park. Bit of a rough-and-tumble hike in the last mile or so, you’ll be rewarded with solitude and an alpine lake nestled in between peaks.