Walking & rolling in Washington

Find out what you need to know about walking in Washington, including how to make your community more walkable and outdoor recreational opportunities for walkers.

All Washingtonians are pedestrians at one time or another - to get where you need to go, the car, the store, work, the park, school, etc.. In fact, many of the trips that people make every day are short enough to be accomplished by foot or wheelchair alone. Walking can improve personal and environmental health, reduce traffic congestion and enhance one's quality of life, among other things.

Hiking and walking trail maps and resources

Washington has some of the most scenic and pristine vistas, hiking trails and outdoor recreational opportunities in the country. Below you’ll find information on our state parks, trails, hiking and outdoor recreation organizations, and tourism-related information.

National parks, monuments and scenic byways

State, county and local resources

Get to know the safety tips and pedestrian laws that help keep Washington walkers safe.

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.