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    Top Spots in and near Jefferson County

    • Mason County, Washington

      Climb the Brothers (South Climb)

      4.5
      17 mi / 6062 ft gain
      The Brothers is a notable peak on the border of Olympic National Park. The dual summits are a distinguishing feature of the Olympic Range, viewed from Seattle. This is a challenging route, testing a climber's route finding skills, physical fitness, and mental fortitude. From the parking lot, you ...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Backpack to Lake Angeles

      5.0
      7.12 mi / 2503 ft gain
      Lake Angeles is, rightfully, a popular day hike and overnight backpacking option, as its one of the larger, more accessible lakes in Olympic National Park. It can be done either as a moderate day hike with a refreshing swim and picnic lunch or a relaxing overnight with gorgeous views and reliable...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Night Photography at Gasworks Park

      4.8
      Everyone knows Gasworks Park for its awesome views of downtown Seattle. A great spot during anytime of the year, the park is even beautiful at night, when you can see reflections of the city lights in Lake Union. Make sure you bring a tripod to capture some awesome long exposure images!During the...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Take in the View at Kerry Park

      4.8
      Located at the top of Queen Anne Hill, Kerry Park is a favorite destination for photography. On any given day you'll find tourists and locals relaxing in the park and enjoying the beautiful view.The park is located in the Queen Anne neighborhood so there is free parking along the streets. If yo...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Olympic National Park Foothills Trail

      6.23 mi / 1772 ft gain
      Olympic National Park Foothills Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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    • Mason County, Washington

      Lena Lake

      4.5
      6.24 mi / 1644 ft gain
      The trail climbs gently up and is accessible almost every season, weather permitting. Snowshoes may be needed December-February, so make sure and check with the Hoodsport Ranger Station. Just 45 minutes north of Hoodsport (a darling small town on the shores of Puget Sound), this trailhead has sp...
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    • Mason County, Washington

      Upper Lena Lake

      5.0
      12.61 mi / 4239 ft gain
      The hike to Upper Lena Lake is a beautiful one. It first takes you past Lena Lake, which is a very popular weekend destination for families. Luckily you're pushing on to Upper Lena Lake that sits in a peaceful alpine meadow with Mt. Lena and Mt. Bretherton towering above. The first part of the t...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Paddle Lake Union

      4.6
      As the sun sets over Queen Anne Hill, there are few better places to be in Seattle than Lake Union. Sitting just 2 miles from downtown Seattle, the Lake is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. No matter the season, catching a sunset and dusk on the lake is absolutely stunning. U...
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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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    • 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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    • Seattle, Washington

      Howe Street Stairs

      3.3
      0.31 mi / 217 ft gain
      The Howe Street Stairs are Seattle’s longest continuous stairway, and your quads will confirm this fact after you’ve done a few sets of repeats. This is a great place to raise your heart rate and get some exercise outside of the gym. If you’re up for it, throw in some push-ups and sit-ups in betw...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Ice Cream Cruise on Lake Union

      My family and I were in Seattle for a wedding and I believe my mom across this gem being advertised in either a newspaper or a magazine. We had a great time and it was an affordable way to get onto the water and something everyone of all ages could do. I love checking out houseboats, being on the...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Peabody Creek Trail

      5.0
      5.1 mi / 948 ft gain
      Peabody Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Klahhane Ridge (Switchback Route)

      4.0
      5 mi / 1700 ft gain
      Hiking to Klahhane Ridge is a rewarding experience that provides you with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains. Further access to overnight opportunities is possible if you venture beyond the summit trail. Here’s the scoop: Get an early start. There is a decent amount of parking available at ...
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    • Oak Harbor, Washington

      Camp & Hike at the Deception Pass Headlands

      5.0
      5 mi
      THE TRAIL: On the north side of the bridge, you'll come across Rosario Rd. Take this down to the Bowman Bay parking lot and your trailhead begins here. Take a moment to walk out on the fishing pier or watch what people are catching before you continue south on the trail towards Lottie Bay/Lightho...
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