Seattle in the summer is the perfect base camp for hikers! There are hundreds of trails to explore — many different types for any type of hiker. From beachfront walks to mountain-top climbs, anybody of any skill level can find a hike to enjoy.
The weather is ideal for taking in the outdoors and the scenery is beautiful. There is a reason we call it “The Emerald City.” A great feature of Seattle is that you can find hiking trails within the city limits to enjoy, but you can also go just outside the city and find huge, expansive trails that would take you more than a day to fully explore. These pictures were taken from the trails at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.
There are so many spectacular places to hike near Seattle, it would be tough to explore all of them in a lifetime, but you can find a detailed list of hikes in the area on the Washington Trails Association website.
I’d be happy to help you find the perfect backpack or local dayhike. I’ve blogged about a few of my adventures in the Cascades and Olympics: Seven Lakes Basin, Wallace Falls, Emmons Glacier, Goat Rocks, and Summerland and Rainy Pass. Enjoy and start planning, now!