When the snow falls, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the mountains for some scenic snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in Washington state. But you don’t have to scale the highest heights to enjoy some of the best Nordic trails the state has to offer. And it has plenty to offer — including the largest Nordic trail system in the country.
A few of these trails are best done with an overnight stay in Washington’s beautiful wilderness areas or one of its picturesque towns while others can be done as day trips from Seattle. We’ve listed drive times from Seattle and lodging options for each one of these stunning snowshoe and cross-country ski trails.