There is nothing that can compare to the wild, untamed, majestic sights offered in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the United States, especially for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The great news is that there are so many hiking trails available, that there are even easy trails for inexperienced hikers. Here are our top three recommendations for easy hiking trails of the Pacific Northwest.
1 – Glacier Basin, Washington Cascades – This trail is only three and a half miles long, making it perfect for a leisurely hike. Keep a look out for a side trail that will lead you to an overlook of Emmons Glacier.
2 – Niagara Falls, North Oregon Coast – One mile in length and near the ocean, this trail ends at the head of the Niagara creek bed with the spectacular view of two waterfalls.
3 – Strawberry Creek, Eastern Oregon – At two and a half miles, this picturesque little trail is perfect for an afternoon stroll through the forest of Eastern Oregon. Pack a little picnic and spend the day at Strawberry Lake or hike a little further to get to Strawberry Mountain.Still bored? Click to continue: Endless skies, mosquitos, Cottonwoods, and a tepee