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Step one: Walk in the woods. Step two: Jump in. Mountain swimming holes from the Olympics to the Cascades beckon hikers willing to make the trek.
The Central Washington vacation destination has boat rides to Stehekin, the Slidewaters water park, and parasailing.
Wet and wild
Dive in to Washington’s glistening lakes and rivers—the water's fine.
And glass-bottomed kayaks oblige.
Get the Dirt
A totally subjective list from a lifelong Rainier hiker.
Hiking is the Northwest's signature pastime, and some of the state's best trails are less than an hour from downtown.
Seattle Met Staff
Stop at these pullouts along North Cascades Highway for views of the most spectacular geography this side of Alaska.
Hike a little, float a little: Six trails that lead to swimmable lakes.