Welcome to Best of the NW Trails!
With the frantic pace of modern life we need places to unplug and hit the reset button.
In this decade-long project our family explored peaks, valleys, beaches, and forests to bring you the best trails within a day’s drive of the Seattle metropolitan area year-round.
90 second trail videos give an idea of what the trail will be like and what the payoffs are. This can be a great way to preview a trail and selecting a weekly objective before packing up the car (and family). GPS map links on each trail page give detailed information on location, elevation gain, distance etc. The categories above will give an idea of other similar trails in each location or level.
A Year of Best of the NW Family-Friendly Trails
There is something unique and special to experience in every season in Western Washington.
Best of the NW strives to encourage a youthful spirit of exploration, and fitness exploring these treasures year-round.