Everyone in Vancouver knows that the West Coast is the best coast, and what better way to experience the breathtaking scenery the Pacific Northwest has to offer than on foot?
We’ve compiled a list of the hikes that are scattered from Vancouver to Seattle that we think are worthy.
If you’re feeling adventurous enough, you can even pull a Cheryl Strayed and do the Pacific Crest Trail (although that only goes up to the border of Washington, not into Vancouver).
Hikes Between Vancouver and Seattle
Otherwise known as ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster’, the Grouse Grind is a 2.9 kilometre trail up Grouse Mountain in Vancouver. The trail consists of 2830 stairs, so you’re in for the leg workout of your life. Trust us, the soreness is worth it for the incredible view at the top.
It takes approximately an hour and a half to complete the hike.
A scenic spot in North Vancouver, Lynn Canyon has a variety of hikes to choose from. Visitors can take their pick between Baden Powell trail, 30 Foot Pool & Beyond, Twin Falls trail, and Lynn Headquarters & Rice Lake.
Whether you’re looking for a casual stroll or a more strenuous hike, this is the perfect place to go.
A place to truly revel in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Deception Pass is a 4134 acre marine park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes.
Located in Washington, it has a number of trails to choose from. Visitors can take their pick between the Roasario Head trail, Lighthouse Point trail, Goose Rock trail, Beach trail, and North Beach trail, and more.
The park also has facilities, picnic tables, and a campground.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
Why pick one trail when you can have a multitude? Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a park that contains over 750 hectares of forest with a network of trails intertwined within it.
The trails are accessible year-round, and trekking through this forest always leaves you in awe of nature itself.
A former Army Post, Discovery Park in Seattle is a short but sweet trail that takes you through the meadows to the peak of the park – the Discovery Point bluff, overlooking the skyline.
It’s a 2.8 mile loop, and can be accessed by the 19, 24, and 33 busses.
Located in the Bellingham area, Oyster Dome is one of the tougher hikes, but worth it in the end for the incredible view.
It’s a 5 mile roundtrip hike, with the highest point of elevation being 2025 feet. It’s recommended that you start the hike off from the Salish Overlook area from Blanchard Mountain.
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