Whether it's the slopes inviting you to ski on them, firs dusted with snow or bushels of fragrant of mistletoe, there's something about frosty climes that turns the landscape magical. While we've been chasing waterfalls all summer, it's time to find snow this season. And we've got all the winter hikes in Washington where you can find some right now.\n"Seattle snow" was one of the most popular Google search terms of 2019. And while the Emerald City has got to wait a while for ice, some places in Washington — especially around the Snoqualmie Pass — are packed with wintery goodness, making it look like an actual Swiss town!\nHere's where you can wade through the pristine powders and get some great insta-worthy shots ASAP.\nMount Catherine\nDifficulty: Moderate\nLength: Approx. 3.1-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Snoqualmie Pass, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: This rewarding trail will give you panoramic views of Washington's snow-capped mountains (including Rainier) and the glorious blue Keechelus Lake.\nView this post on Instagram So much gratitude & total ❤️GUSHmushLOVEfest❤️over @SarahLavinArt , Joel! & BillyGoat for letting me crash with them in Seattle this past week. ✨✨Thank you thank you for being such amazing, creative, hilarious & loving human spectacles! I hope to see you & eat too many RiceKrispyTreats with you again soon! 🙌🏽🖤🏔❤️❄️ . . . #MtCatherine #OffTheBeatenPathIndeed #Grateful #SarahLavinArt A post shared by Jennifer O'Donnell (@jenodd) on Dec 3, 2019 at 3:51pm PST\nWebsite\nGold Creek Pond Trail\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: Approx. 2.3-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Snoqualmie Pass, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: An easy, dog-friendly hike, this will lead you to an actual frozen lake you can walk around.\nView this post on Instagram Ughhhhh thee viewwWWWW A post shared by Nidnida Vorarath 'Pui/ປຸ້ຍ' (@vorarathpui) on Dec 17, 2019 at 12:52am PST\nWebsite\nHyak Sno-Park Trails\nDifficulty: Moderate\nLength: Approx. 15-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Snoqualmie Pass, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: Although the trail continues for a long distance, you can pick how far you want to go. Stunning scenery framed with wintery peaks and lakes + beginner-friendly snowshoe trails makes this perfect.\nView this post on Instagram A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. ❄️🐭🌲 #SusanOrlean A post shared by Neechelle Smith (@when.she.wanders) on Dec 30, 2015 at 7:48pm PST\nWebsite\nFranklin Falls\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: Approx. 2 to 5 miles roundtrip depending on road closures\nAddress: Snoqualmie Pass, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: An Evergreen State-favorite, this hike will take you to a frozen waterfall + give you views of a quaint red cabin that you'll want to rent ASAP.\nView this post on Instagram Safe to say, winter is here!! 😂😂 . . . #franklinfalls A post shared by 長青Frames (@cqframes) on Dec 2, 2019 at 11:27am PST\nWebsite\nMelakwa Lake\nDifficulty: Hard\nLength: Approx. 9.7-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Melakwa Lake, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're one with nature at this secluded alpine lake that freezes over in the winter.\nView this post on Instagram Missing winter camps. And ice cold rainier dug out of a snow bank 🌨❄️🍺 #melakwalake #pnw #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwvibes #rainierbeer #winterhiking #northwestisbest #choosemountains #wanderwashington #washingtonexplored #happyadventuring #optoutside #neverstopexploring #staywild #werehikers #pnwoutdoorwomen #wildernessculture #theoutbound A post shared by Erica Marie (@ericas386) on Nov 22, 2019 at 2:38pm PST\nWebsite\nKendall Katwalk\nDifficulty: Hard\nLength: Approx. 14-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Pacific Crest Trail, North Bend, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll get to walk on the legendary Pacific crest trail and a narrow path blasted out of a steeply sloped granite rock face + get unobstructed views of mountains, old-growth forests.\nView this post on Instagram Spent the day in the wild with these hoodlums @kimmaile @cmotley @ernman A post shared by H A N (@kidhanzo) on Nov 30, 2019 at 5:41pm PST\nWebsite\nIf your pooch loves the snow just as much as you, here's a list of Washington dog-friendly winter hikes to take Fido on too.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, avalanches, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.