Arlington, Washington

Top Spots in and near Arlington

  • Granite Falls, Washington

    Old Robe Canyon Trail

    3.69 mi / 771 ft gain
    NOTE: The trail is currently closed about 1 mile in due to landslides.  This trail starts right off the Mountain Loop Highway outside of Granite Falls. Look out for a brick sign with the trail name, as it's easy to miss otherwise. There's parking next to the highway, but since there is a history...
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  • Lake Stevens, Washington

    Water and Snow Ski Stevens to Stevens

    5.0
    Have you ever dreamed of snow skiing and water skiing in the same day? This March, plan your adventure of a lifetime to Stevens Pass and Lake Stevens, Washington. You will need a winter coat, a wet suit, and a heart made of love for the outdoors.Keep an eye on mountain and lake weather conditions...
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  • Arlington, Washington

    Boulder River Trail

    4.3
    8.12 mi / 1424 ft gain
    Boulder River is a great outing for those days when you feel like you just need a good hike through the forest. This makes for a nice long day hike, but because both of the large waterfalls are within the first half of the trail, you can still see the falls without going the whole way. One of the...
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  • Arlington, Washington

    Three Fingers Lookout

    4.5
    14.31 mi / 4357 ft gain
    Approximately 11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA, on the Mt. Loop Highway,  turn onto Forest Service road 41 and follow this road for 18.0 miles to the trailhead. The road is quite rough and it is recommended you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. There is a washout about halfway along the road, an...
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  • Granite Falls, Washington

    Mount Pilchuck Lookout

    4.8
    5.22 mi / 2113 ft gain
    Hike the well-maintained Mount Pilchuck Lookout trail through a variety of terrain: old-growth forest and granite boulder fields. At the top, you'll reach a lookout tower perched on Mount Pilchuck. Pilchuck sits on the western edge of the Cascades, which offers up amazing panoramic views once you...
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  • Granite Falls, Washington

    Heather Lake Trail

    4.3
    4.33 mi / 1165 ft gain
    The trail takes you on a gradual climb up to Heather Lake with beautiful second growth to admire along the way. The trail can be very wet and muddy with many tree roots to catch your toes, so make sure to wear a sturdy pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes. Dogs are permitted on this trail on-leas...
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  • Granite Falls, Washington

    Lake 22

    4.6
    5.98 mi / 1434 ft gain
    If you're looking for a taste of the Mountain Loop Highway area, but don't have it in you for a longer, steeper journey, look no further than Lake 22. The trail starts out as flat and well-maintained, from the parking lot, before becoming a true mountain rainforest trail. Water and dampness are f...
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  • Mount Vernon, Washington

    Explore the Flower Fields of Skagit Valley

    4.3
    Skagit Valley is an important agricultural region of Washington State, but the prettiest time of year to attend is during the spring when flower season takes hold. Daffodils first, then tulips, and then irises bloom and cover fields as far as the eye can see. The Skagit Tulip Festival is held eve...
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  • Edmonds, Washington

    Hike to Meadowdale Beach

    5.0
    If you plan to hike to this beach on the weekend, arrive early because the parking lot fills up fast. From the trailhead, hike down through an old forest along a stream to reach Meadowdale Beach Park. Take in the sounds of birds, wildlife, and the stream adjacent to the trail. At one mile you wil...
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  • Granite Falls, Washington

    Cutthroat Lakes via Walt Bailey Trail

    4.0
    6.21 mi / 1978 ft gain
    Along the Mountain Loop Highway, past the crowds crawling over Mt. Pilchuck, lies the muddy, unkempt Walt Bailey Trail into a verdant subalpine basin speckled with tiny tarns. The Cutthroat Lakes are a delightful location to spend the night with optional day hikes up to exposed ridgelines and cra...
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  • Coupeville, Washington

    Hike Ebey's Landing

    4.5
    Just walk straight past the restroom to find the start of the trail route. The Bluff trail heads up a set of stairs to the top of the hillside on the right. After climbing the stairs, you come right up on farmland (Ebey's Prairie), with a grassy two-track trail leading up toward the top of the bl...
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  • Oak Harbor, Washington

    Photograph the Deception Pass Bridge

    4.5
    Once you've parked your car, there is a $10 fee which can be paid at the station right next to the bridge unless you have a Discover Pass. From there, you can either go down the stairs to the beach or continue to walk across. Towards the middle, there are some stairs to get down and take some pho...
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  • Goose Rock Perimeter Trail, Washington

    Hike or Run Goose Rock

    2.5 mi / 482 ft gain
    Deception Pass State Park is one of Washington state's favorite year-round destinations; Beachside camping, salt-water kayaking, and plenty of short, accessible trails with endless views of the strait. Goose Rock, the tallest point on Whidbey Island, is just southeast of the Deception Pass bridge...
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  • Oak Harbor, Washington

    North Beach Trail

    4.0
    1.4 mi
    A strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass and the bridges that span it are a fascinating day trip from Seattle. Located 82 miles from Seattle, a 90 minute drive will get you to the Deception Pass State Park. Once here, there are a myriad of activities to do - explore ...
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  • 15671 Rosario Road, Washington

    Hike or Run Lottie Point Loop

    1.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    One of the best routes to add to your itinerary when exploring Deception Pass State Park, one of Washington’s most popular year-round camping, hiking, and kayaking destinations; The Lottie Point Loop trail is a great offshoot of a larger trail system that takes you across soaring cliffsides and a...
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  • 4399 Bowman Bay Road, Washington

    Hike or Run the Lighthouse Point Trail

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 285 ft gain
    The Lighthouse Point Trail is yet another offshoot of Deception Pass Park’s wonderful trail system, which weaves itself through the northern corners to the southern ends of the park’s expansive walking paths. Perfect for families and for adventurers just getting their hiking legs warmed up for th...
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Camping and Lodging in Arlington

Turlo Campground
Granite Falls, Washington

Turlo Campground

Verlot Campground
Granite Falls, Washington

Verlot Campground

Wiley Creek Group Camp
Verlot, Washington

Wiley Creek Group Camp

Getaway Skagit Valley
Mount Vernon, Washington

Getaway Skagit Valley

From $129 / night

Gold Basin Campground
Granite Falls, Washington

Gold Basin Campground

Beaver Creek Group Camp
Mountain Loop Highway

Beaver Creek Group Camp

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Dare to Challenge Winter in the Mount Baker Backcountry and the Payoffs Can Be Monumental

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Weekend Warrior: 72 Hours In Seattle, WA

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The Best Women’s Gear for Seattle Peak Bagging

The Best Women’s Gear for Seattle Peak Bagging

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