Valentine’s Day is under a month away and with the holiday of love just around the corner we think it’s the perfect time to drop a list of some of our favorite hikes perfect for dates. From scenic lookouts to easy strolls, interesting landscapes and history, these hikes each have their own unique features worth exploring. Here are 10 of the best hikes to enjoy on a date in Washington.

Iceberg Point


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There’s nothing quite like island time. Head out to Lopez Island in the San Juans to enjoy an easy 3-mile roundtrip hike with views of the Olympics and surrounding waters. Scramble to rocks or stay on the trail and check out the amazing trees that have stood the test of time on this scenic point.

Where: Lopez Island

Mount Rainier


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Why not visit Washington’s most iconic mountain at its wintery prime? While a bit more difficult to access it is one of the most scenic times of the year. It may be a bit of a drive but there are plenty of ways to explore the mountain. You can pick a shorter trail or even spend a few days in the area, just be sure to come prepared.

Location: Mount Rainier National Park

Bridal Veil Falls


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As you may have guessed by the name, this scenic waterfall is reminiscent of a bride’s veil. It cascades down a 100-foot cliff so we can almost guarantee you’ll be pretty blown away by the sights. The 4-mile hike is of course pretty great as well.

Where: Mt Index River Rd

Perry Creek


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This moderate hike is one of those hikes that really has it all. Not only is Perry Creek absolutely stunning but it’s also home to 250 different species of plant life. Take in waterfalls, lakes, and many plants in their winter state on this great hike

Location: North Cascades, Mountain Loop Highway

Gingko Petrified Forest


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One of the largest petrified forests on the planet is hidden in Washington State! If you’re into interesting rocks and landscapes, you and your SO will certainly enjoy checking this one out. Enjoy a relatively easy 3 miles round trip hike and see some unforgettable sights.

Where: Potholes Region

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Deception Pass


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This one isn’t exactly a hike, it’s more of a scenic drive. That being said, you can take the road down to Bowman Bay for some hiking along the rugged cliffs instead of crossing the bridge. The 5-mile roundtrip hike has limited elevation gain and amazing views. Meaning you don’t have to exert a ton of energy to have an amazing experience.

Where: Deception Pass State Park

Coyote Wall


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While the coast and water view hikes may be many Washingtonians favorites, you can’t beat the beauty of the gorge. This trail has plenty of sights to see, check out oak, cascading waterfalls, and eye-catching basalt outcroppings. It’s the perfect opportunity to see some of Washington’s most diverse landscapes.

Where: Columbia River Gorge

Iron Goat Trail


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Once the site of one of the nation’s worst railroad disasters, Iron Goat Trail is now a beautiful and heavily trafficked hiking area. This trail is on the moderate side with some steeper switchbacks but it’s well worth it for the views. Not to mention you also take a peek at the now abandoned train tunnels.

Location: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Length: 6 miles roundtrip

Mailbox Peak


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Mailbox Peak is a popular hike that’s considered relatively difficult due to how steep it is. At this time of year due to snow, you can expect to have difficult trail conditions so it may be best to come prepared with a pair of snow shoes and definitely some poles. That being said, the 4,000-foot elevation gain is worth it to check out the mailbox and view. Don’t forget to bring letters to leave in the box!

Where: Snoqualmie Region/North Bend Area

Old Robe Canyon


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This hike is not only beautiful but also historically significant. You might not be able to tell but over 100 years ago, a crew of workers attempted to build a railroad. However, due to the nature of the nearby river, the project had to be abandoned. Luckily for us, 100 years later and with the help of some Boy Scouts, we now get to enjoy this beautiful hike.

Where: Mountain Loop Hwy, Granite Falls, WA

It goes without saying but make sure to check trail conditions before you head out. On top of that make sure you have adequate gear and chains for your tires if necessary. It never hurts to be over-prepared for the outdoors. With that enjoy all of these stunning hikes in Washington.