Spring is that time of year when trails are yawning awake, snow is melting and flowers are blooming from recently thawed meadows. Hikers too are emerging in greater numbers and exploring those places that were out of reach in the winter and eagerly visiting the ephemeral displays of wildflowers that peak during this season. Spring is a dynamic time of year, and we've put together these guides to highlight some of the best offerings out there.
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Visit a Wildlife Refuge This Spring
Ten Wildlife Refuges to explore for a springtime ramble.
Washington in Bloom: 12 Spring Hikes for Wildflowers
Early spring is the perfect time to seek out the early wildflowers on display on hikes all over the state.
16 Lighthouse Hikes You Can Enjoy All Year
Washington's coastline is home to many picturesque lighthouses that you can hike to — and sometimes even tour — at any time of the year.
Dune Hikes: Beaches, Grasslands, Birds and Yurts
Washington sports some serious sand, from the White Bluffs in Central Washington to some wonderful beach hikes. Get to know an entirely different side of your great state with one of these great dune hikes, paired with camping suggestions.
Hike the Westeros of Washington
Game of Thrones may not have actually been filmed in Washington — but that doesn't mean you can't walk through the ecological diversity of the Seven Kingdoms right here in Washington.
10 Local Loops: Spring Hikes Near Seattle
Stretch your legs with these snow-free trails and trail systems around Puget Sound.
Hike and Camp 10 Iconic State Parks in Washington
Most state parks in Washington boast miles of trails, beautiful landscapes and great camping options including cabins and yurts. Reserve a Zipcar with a Discover Pass and discover one of these stunning state parks.