Best Hiking Near Walla Walla, WA

What’s the use of living in the most beautiful state if you’re not taking advantage of everything it has to offer, mainly the best hiking around? If you’re interested in the best hikes near Walla Walla, Washington, the hiking nuts here at Underriner Honda of Walla Walla have a surprise for you: a list of some of our favorite trails in the Walla Walla-area and beyond. Get our suggestions below, and don’t forget to reach out to recommend your own.

Best Hiking Close to Walla Walla

Within an hour’s drive, you can find some of the best hikes in Washington. With over 20 miles of trails at Bennington Lake, it can be hard to choose the most beautiful spot for a picnic with friends. We suggest Whitetail Trail for its splendid views of the Blue Mountains. For those who want to explore old-growth forests, you can hike along the North Fork Walla Walla Trail near the town of Tollgate. Finally, for something more manageable for kids, spend the day at Fort Walla Walla City Park, which offers play equipment, horseshoe pits, and a 70-acre wildlife preserve with streams and trails. There’s also the Vietnam War Memorial and Fort Walla Walla Museum, in case you want to get in some non-hiking activities, too.

Find more local Walla Walla hiking activities at Visit Walla Walla.

Best Day-Trip Hiking Near Walla Walla

Drive a little further out from Walla Walla, and you’ll find a plethora of breath-taking Washington hiking spots worthy of a day trip. A two-hour drive from Walla Walla, Middle Point Ridge is an 8-mile hike that brings you to an elevation of 5,724 feet. Enjoy fantastic views up and down the valley throughout this rugged hike, which eventually takes you through overgrown meadows with views of the interior of the Blue Mountains. For something even more remote, take Twin Buttes Trailhead to Grizzly Bear Ridge in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. This 20-mile trail offers a handful of camps surrounded by forests, along with precious views of wildlife—don’t forget your binoculars!

Best Hiking Trips Outside Walla Walla

If you don’t mind a five-hour drive, you can experience some of the best hiking in Washington, the country, and the world. Within Goat Rocks Wilderness, Bear Creek Mountain Trail is a 7-mile hike that brings you to an elevation of 7,337 feet. Walk through pleasant meadows to eventually find yourself with a 360-view of Mount Adams, Mount Rainier, and the monumental Goat Rocks. Plan a fall trip for Steamboat Rock within Grand Coulee. The four-mile hike offers unparalleled views thanks to the geology of Banks Lank, an example of Ice Age floods from 15,000 years ago. Finally, Tipsoo Lake is a fairly flat hike that’s only about three miles, but is still a worthwhile view. Expansive views of wildflowers and with mountains in the background make it an essential hike for Washington residents and out-of-towners alike.

Read about more of the best hiking trails in Washington here.

Hike With a Honda and Underriner Honda of Walla Walla

Did we miss any fantastic hiking spots in the Tri-Cities or Dayton areas? Let us know! At Underriner Honda of Walla Walla, we would love to find out where the best hiking near Walla Wall is. And if you need more Washington suggestions, check out our favorite Walla Walla Wineries, the best theaters in Walla Walla, best Mexican restaurants in Kennewickor the best overall restaurants in Walla Walla. Need a vehicle to get you to your next hiking destination? We’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the rugged exterior and comfortable interior of the 2019 Honda Pilot. Or stop by Underriner Honda of Walla Walla to have a look at our used stock—don’t forget to mention your favorite hiking spots to the staff!

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