Washington Life

Your next Washington road trip can take you to some of the best hiking trails in Washington State.  Visit Mt. St. Helens and hike the Lava Canyon TrailWalk, hike, run, or bike the Spokane River Trail in Eastern Washington.  Enjoy some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest.  Camp in your tent, RV, trailer, or bivy sack in some of the best state and federal campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest.  Explore all that Washington State has to offer.  Live your best Washington Life.  Take a Washington Road Trip with the Mod Fam.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hikes - Lava Canyon Trail #184. This photo shows the Southern side of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State, including the debris fields left after the 1980 blast melted ice and snow and sent a flood of debris that carved out the Lava Canyon. The Lava Canyon Trail provides a challenging, yet rewarding view of Muddy Creek and the canyon re-carved by the melted ice and rock that resulted from the volcanic eruption.
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Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hikes – Lava Canyon Trail #184

Discover the Best Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hikes Near Mt. St. Helens. Hike the 2-mile Lava Canyon Trail to see lava formations, waterfalls, & more! Lava Canyon Trail #184 has both an accessible, paved hiking path and a moderate to difficult section of trail that follows the Muddy River down to the base of the canyon.

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A view of the Spokane River from the Centennial Trail near Spokane Valley, Washington.
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Run the Spokane River

If you’re looking for a place to stay and run, I recommend this stretch of the Centennial trail, between mile markers 9 and 11, from the Spokane Valley Hampton Inn and Suites to Mirabeau Park and back (or vice-versa). As you’ll see below, the trail is accessible and follows the Spokane River East and West. Surrounded by lush growth and just over a small rise that separates the trail from the commercial development of Spokane Valley, the Centennial Trail feels far more remote and isolated than it is.

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If you want to know about Washington, you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve been exploring Washington for years.  And we’ve put together some of our favorite recommendations so you can get right to the good stuff.  Hike and fish the Spokane RiverClimb through an ancient canyon re-carved by the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  Visit the Olympic Peninsula and hike some of the Pacific Northwest’s wildest country.  Plan your next Washington Road Trip to live the Washington Life.  Click on any of our Exploring Washington posts below, or use the menu above to visit the best hiking trails in Washington State.

 

 

Road trip Washington State with our helpful resource guides.  We’ve packed our Washington Guides full of recommendations for the BEST hiking trails in Washington.  Explore Washington’s vast wilderness areas.  Experience the state’s thriving urban areas.  Expand your perspective of the Evergreen State.  From hiking and backpacking to camping state and federal parks, we’ve filled our guides full of useful, relevant information.  Get all the information you need to plan your next hike, route, or trip.  Explore Washington with the Mod Fam and come explore Washington with us!

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