Pacific Northwest Photo Locations Wish List // Personal

Pacific Northwest Photo Locations Wish List // Personal


For those who don’t know me, I am a Pacific Northwest girl!  I LOVE the rain, fog and overcast days that we get here in Seattle.  I know, super weird, right?  The photographer in me loves the days when the sun is shining but when I’m snuggled up at home with a good book, fire roaring and coffee in hand it just doesn’t seem right unless I hear the, “tap, tap, tap” on our skylight.  And as my business has grown I have come to love being a Pacific Northwest photographer even more with all the beautiful greenery and scenery that is just a little drives distance away.  I’ve had the privilege of getting to explore some amazing places like Burroughs Mountain, Rattlesnake Lake and Ridge, Franklin Falls, Point Defiance Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Wahclella Falls, Paradise at Mount Rainier and other beautiful places just to list a few.  And it is so easy for my clients to just see one of those places and want to shoot there.  So my goal today is to share some other amazing places nearby that I have yet to visit and would like to encourage my clients to explore with me!

So below is my wish list for locations I would love to visit and shoot at in the Pacific Northwest and also links to go check out more information on those hikes!  And definitely, let me know if you want to go explore as I just launched my new Adventure Sessions!  Or maybe you know a location not listed below too!  Comment below with some of your favorites.


Mount Rainier:

Tolmie Peak Lookout: 7.5 miles roundtrip and 1,100 feet gain

Panorama Point: 5.0 miles roundtrip and 1,300 feet gain

Tipsoo Lake & Naches Peak Loop: 3.2 miles roundtrip and 600 feet gain

Burroughs Mountain: 9.0 miles roundtrip (for full hike) and 2,600 feet gain

Little Marshel Falls: 5.0 miles roundtrip an 500 feet gain

Comet Falls: 3.8 miles roundtrip and 1,250 feet gain


North Cascades Hikes: 

Lake Twentytwo: 5.4 miles roundtrip and 1,350 feet gain

Anderson and Watson Lakes : 4.0 Miles roundtrip and 1,100 feet gain

Heather Maple Pass Loop: 7.2 Miles toundtrip and 2,000 feet gain

Evergreen Mountain Lookout: 2.8 miles roundtrip and 1,425 feet gain

Diablo Lake: 7.6 miles roundtrip and 1,400 feet gain

Big four ice caves: 2.2 miles roundtrip and 220 feet gain

South Cascades 

Tatoosh Ridge: 8.0 miles roundtrip and 2,600 feet gain


Keechelus Lake: 4.0 miles roundtrip and 200 feet gain

Twin Falls: 3.5 miles roundtrip and 500 feet gain

Melakwa Lake: 8.5 miles roundtrip and 2,500 feet gain

Olympic Peninsula:

Ruby Beach

Hoh Rainforest & Hall of Mosses: 0.8 miles roundtrip and 100 feet gain

Stevens Pass 

Wallace Falls: 5.6 miles roundtrip and 1,300 feet gain

Bridal Veils Falls: 4.0 miles roundtrip and 1,000 feet gain

Tiger Mountain:

Poo Poo Point: 7.2 miles roundtrip and 1,858 feet gain


Colchuck Lake: 8.0 miles roundtrip and 2,280 feet gain


Cape Kiwanda

Oneonta Gorge: 2.7 miles roundtrip and 400 feet gain

Multnomah Falls: 5 minute walk

Wahclella Falls: 2.0 miles roundtrip