This is Beacon Rock in the Columbia River Gorge. This is likely the single hike I have done the most times. It is a unique and spectacular trail.
This is a rails to trails conversion that runs for over 50 miles. I have done all of it on my bike.
This lake is a couple of hours away from my house, but it is a beautiful location. 14 mile hike around the lake. https://portlandgeneral.com/about/parks-campgrounds/timothy-lake
This is a unique location with good views.... I believe. The last time I was there the visibility was awful. :-)
There are numerous hikes around Mt St Helens. There are two major access points, North and South.
Fort Stevens State Park (OR) and Long Beach, WA both have huge beaches that are very nice for walks, pretty much as far as you want to go!
There is really not much that is special about this park, it is just a nice walk in the woods. But it is the closest place to see old growth Douglas fir.
There are limited trails on the mainland side, but Tenasillahe Island has a six mile levee around it that is in good shape for a hike. It is a road, not single track, and is mostly mud and grass with a few gravel sections. The island is only accessible by boat.
I lived in Vancouver and ran the trails in this park numerous times. It is a very nice park, wooded with a creek.
The Discovery Trail at Long Beach is an 8.5 mile paved trail from Long Beach to Ilwaco. The trail also intersects many of the very nice hiking trails of the Cape Disappointment area, including the state park and two lighthouses.
Silver Creek Falls has a Trail of Ten Falls which is a very nice hike of almost 9 miles.
I will add more hikes as I have the opportunity. There are literally hundreds in this area, and I have hiked many of them. But it will take me some time to get pictures and add to this page. I would like to only add pictures I have taken. Sorry for the delay!
This is an eight mile paved trail between two small scenic towns on the Washington coast.
This is a trail that is way off of the beaten path, with little activity.
There are miles and miles of trails around Mt Rainier National Park. The crown jewel is the Wonderland Trail which is over 90 miles long.
Willamette Mission State Park is in the heart of the Willamette Valley, has numerous bike, hike, and equestrian trails.
While you are there, you should take the tiny ferry that is just around the corner.
This refuge has multiple locations, including a large island only accessible by boat. But you will almost always see the Columbia Whitetail Deer, which is the reason the refuge exists.
This park in within minutes of downtown Olympia Washington. The park is quite large, has overlooks of Puget Sound, plenty of seclusion, and is generally clean and well maintained. Worth a visit!