5 Top Hikes In The Pacific Northwest This Autumn

As the crisp fall breeze rushes past you, your next step suddenly becomes very clear. It’s time to get moving, get outdoors, and see the sights alongside a backdrop that only comes around once a year. We may be biased, but we believe that Pacific Northwest hikes offer some of the most captivating views across the nation. 

Here are our top five picks for the best hikes in the Pacific Northwest. 

1. For Breathtaking Fall Foliage...

Wander through the Washington Park Arboretum, a 3.8-mile paved loop centered around the crisp shores of Lake Washington. Don’t miss the Japanese Garden, where you can wander through 3.5 acres of twisting paths and enchanting trees. 

Washington Park Arboretum in Autumn

Location: Seattle, Washington

Hiking Highlights: Pet-friendly and designed for all hiking skill levels

2. When There Isn’t A Cloud In The Sky… 

Visit the 3.4-mile Garfield Peak Trail to see panoramic views of Crater Lake, famously known as the deepest lake in America. This Pacific Northwest trail is one of the most popular for hiking in Crater Lake National Park. You can expect a short, steep hike, and about a half mile in you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views.

View of Crater Lake from Garfield Peak Trail

Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Hiking Highlights: A steep climb, this is perfect for hikers who are up for a little challenge. There are family-friendly lookout points, too.

3. For A Breathtaking Sight...

Head to the 7.8-mile Glacier Basin Trail. What was once an old mining road, is now a popular trail for visitors to the Mount Rainier National Park. Enjoy captivating views of the massive Emmons Glacier alongside a dreamy blue-green glacial lake.

Glacier Basin Trail

Location: Greenwater, Washington

Hiking Highlights: Best for hiking, camping, or backpackers.

4. For Something Different… 

March through the Hall Of Mosses, a temperate rainforest known for its moss-draped archway, massive old trees, and 1.1-mile loop trail dotted with wildflowers.

Hall of Mosses Temperate Rainforest

Location: Paradise Inn, Washington

Hiking Highlights: Offers a campground and visitor center.

5. For An All-Around Epic Hike…

Check out the Alsea Falls, a 2.4-mile trail that’s fit for any skill level. You can expect to see red cedars, maples, and Douglas firs trees, along with wildlife such as beavers, deer, and elk. You may even spot a salmon or two jumping in the river. 

Alsea Falls

Location: Near Corvallis, Oregon

Hiking Highlights: Pet-friendly and offers a recreation area.

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