10 Incredible Summer Hikes in Washington State

Attention outdoors lovers! Are you itching for a new adventure but can’t pick a destination? Well, it’s a good time to visit The Evergreen State. You will be astonished by a stunning diversity of landscapes it has to offer. From the deserts of Eastern Washington to the rain forests and beaches of the Olympic Peninsula, and from the long range of peaks in the North Cascades to the active volcanoes of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, Washington State is spectacular. Although it may not be known for the best weather all-year-round, the summers here are one-of-a-kind. Here’s a list of ten incredible summer hikes that show off just how beautiful this state is:

1. Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout
Mount Rainier National Park – 7.5 Miles Roundtrip – Difficulty: Moderate

Trover photo by Mark Lloyd.

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#TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Jaw-dropping discoveries await when you explore beyond the beaten path—proven by the winning entry of our #TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Where I’ve Been Wandering, aka Sarah Brown, for this monumental find from Alberta, Canada. Sarah is the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Hiking trail with rocky outcropping and river.

The winning #TakeAHike discovery from Alberta, Canada. Photo by Where I’ve Been Wandering.

You can experience this rockin’ river wonder on the outskirts of Banff in Johnston Canyon. Sarah serves up great info about hiking in the area and what it takes to reach this natural treasure. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your epic photo and tremendous travel tips with the Trover community. Be sure to follow Where I’ve Been Wandering on Trover to find out where she wanders next. Congrats, Sarah!

Thank you to everyone for sharing your top-notch spots to #TakeAHike! Your rise-and-shine adventures, take-your-breath away views, and quiet reflection left us ready to strap on that backpack and hit the trail. Be sure to thank your favorites and discover your next spot to #TakeAHike!

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#TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes

Strap on that backpack, fill your lungs with fresh air, and soak up the heart-stirring vistas—it’s time to #TakeAHike! From cliffside climbs and beachside backpacking to forest trails and mountain treks, tell us where to #TakeAHike for your chance to win $1500 for travel!

Hikers on the trail at Chamonix, France

Upload your #TakeAHike photos to Trover for your chance to win. Photo by Jean-Pierre Fontaine.

Show us your favorite spot to #TakeAHike! Whether you’re a local adventurer who strolls the scenic loop and meanders rolling hills or you’re the far-flung mountaineer exploring off the beaten path and blazing trails from base camp, share your hiking photos & tips with Trover. . . You could win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize!

Upload your photos by July 31, 2017. Write a few lines about your discovery and tag each one #TakeAHike with your description to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more your share, the better your chances. Check out the full list of #TakeAHike photos for inspiration!

#TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features a hiking activity or fits the hiking theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 31 July 2017.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#TakeAHike” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a Sweepstakes. The more eligible photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning!

This sweepstake is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by July 31st to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

#Patterns Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Train your gaze on this kaleidoscope of colorful glowing glass, then congratulate Leo Li, the winner of our #Patterns Photo Sweepstakes, for his dazzling discovery! The Dome of Light—a dramatic design of Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata—illuminates Taiwan’s Formosa Boulevard Station and earned Leo $1500 for travel!

The world's largest work of glass in Taiwan's Formosa Boulevard Station.

The winning #Patterns discovery of Taiwan’s Formosa Boulevard Station. Photo by Leo Li.

Just look up and be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring array of 4500 glass panels depicting the story of the universe and Taiwan’s history. This eye-catching shot of the world’s largest work of glass won Leo a $1500 Expedia Travel Voucher. Congrats, Leo!

Thank you to everyone for sharing your parallel perfectionshowstopping stripes, dizzying discoveries, and more.  Seeking more #Patterns inspired travel tips and photos? View the full collection of fascinating finds. Be sure to thank your favorites!

Keep an eye out for your next adventurous opportunity and photo challenge. Follow Trover on FacebookTwitter or Instagram for a daily dose of inspiration and to spot your next chance to Trove & Win!

New #Patterns Photo Sweepstakes

From the rhythms of nature to manmade marvels, patterns abound all around us. For our latest photo sweepstakes, we’re seeking your #Patterns inspired travel discoveries! Share your best photos and tips of dizzying designs, mysterious multitudes, parallel perfection and everything in between. Show & tell us about your #Patterns finds for your chance to win $1500 for travel!

Share your #Patterns photos & travel tips for a chance to win. Photo by hippokathy88.

Are you mesmerized by the geometry of modern architecture or transfixed by tessellated salt flats? Have you seen the azulejo of Andalucia or Turkey’s stunning tilework, strolled the ornate esplanade of Ipanema, or experienced sublime Persian symmetry? We want to see it! Add your #Patterns pics and tips to the mosaic of awesome today—you could win $1500 for travel!

Upload your photos by Jun 27, 2017. Tag each one #Patterns to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more your share, the better your chances. Check out the full list of #Patterns photos for inspiration!

#Patterns Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #Patterns Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features an activity or visual that fits the pattern theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 27 June 2017.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Patterns” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a Sweepstakes. The more eligible photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning!

This sweepstakes is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by June 27th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.