This blog post is brought to you by guest author Scott Moses of Live Once Live Wild. We love Scott's infectious enthusiasm for the outdoors! Enjoy his article on the 7 best hikes in Washington State and check out his website: www.liveoncelivewild.com
When it comes to planning a trip out west, most people think of visiting the Rocky Mountains, or Yellowstone National Park or the Grand Canyon. While these places are certainly fantastic places to visit, one of the hidden gems of the West that many people miss out on is Washington State. This state offers some of the best hiking trails found anywhere, and a cross state vacation will allow you to enjoy diverse beauty from ocean hiking to rainforest hiking to hiking the open plains on the eastern part of the state. Below you´ll find the top seven hiking trails that Washington state has to offer.
Hoh Rainforest Trail
Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall
Quinault River-Pony Bridge-Enchanted Valley
Make It an Epic Adventure
As you have probably seen, hiking Washington State offers a whole variety of landscapes, from rainforests to beach hiking to the relative flatlands of the eastern part of the state. If you are really looking to turn your hiking trip into an exotic adventure, consider exploring other areas of the western United States. Check out this website LiveOnceLiveWild.com which offers some great complete guides to some of the best national parks to visit out west.