Is Seattle good for hiking? Seattle’s reputation as an outdoorsy city is well-earned. In less than an hour from the buzz of downtown, you can be hiking through a mossy forest, ascending 1,000 feet to an alpine lake that’s too cold for swimming (though that doesn’t stop everyone!), or scoping a gorgeous glacial landscape.
How close are the mountains to Seattle? A day trip from Seattle to Mt. Rainier is a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. It’s less than 60 miles from downtown Seattle to the summit of Mt. Rainier as the crow flies but it takes about two hours to drive to the popular southwest Nisqually Entrance of the park from the city.
What is the easiest hike up Mount Washington? The easiest approach up Mount Washington is via the Jewell Trail. It begins in the parking lot of the Cog Railway station on Base Road. About 5.2 miles one-way, the trail gains “only” 4,000 feet of elevation and is generally more moderate than the other trails to the summit.
How long does it take to hike Little Si? Trail time: 2.5 hours Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Attractions: Rock climbing, bouldering, Mount Si viewpoint Directions to the Little Si Hiking Trail Make your way east on Interstate 90 if you’re coming from Seattle, and get off on Exit 32 for 436th avenue.