The Evergreen State has gorgeous summers, but our winters are just as pretty. Whether it's our many winter markets, magical, lit-up Christmas towns or popular activities in the snow, this only goes to show that nothing keeps us indoors.\nWhile we plan our wintry getaways, there's a tail-wagger or a few, faithfully waiting by our sides to join in on our adventures.\nWe can't blame them because, as a dog-loving state, we take them to work, cafes, and even pubs. It's only fair that we bring them along on our frosty escapades too. Which is why we've compiled a list of some of the top dog-friendly Washington winter hikes you can take your pooch on!\nFranklin Falls\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: Approx. 2 to 8 miles roundtrip depending on weather\nAddress: Franklin Falls Trail, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: Come winter, the three-tiered, 70-foot, spectacular waterfall at the end of this hike freezes + your dog will have a grand time paddling through the snow. This is a very popular winter hike, so we recommend you plan to start early or pick a weekday instead.\nView this post on Instagram Starting my morning off right. 💙❄️ #annashikes A post shared by Anna Bachinsky (@annabachinsky) on Dec 31, 2016 at 12:07pm PST\nWebsite\nHeather Lake Trail\nDifficulty: Moderate\nLength: 4.2 miles roundtrip\nAddress: Heather Lake Trail, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll go through a calm mossy forest speckled with snow and arrive at a gorgeous scenic lake surrounded by piles of pure white, crystalline powders.\nView this post on Instagram Someone please tell me why my dog can’t walk around green lake but can hike heather lake?????? A post shared by rachel marie (@rach.huschka) on Mar 24, 2019 at 5:33pm PDT\nWebsite\nGold Creek Pond Trail\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: 2.3 miles roundtrip\nAddress: Gold Creek Pond Trail, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: The powder by the crystal blue pond is as soft as it can get. It's the perfect place to consider making some snowballs for your pet to play fetch with!\nView this post on Instagram ❄️🐕 A post shared by Mitzy (@mitzyrobbins) on Nov 26, 2019 at 2:40pm PST\nWebsite\nLake Wenatchee\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: 2.6 miles roundtrip\nAddress: 21588 WA-207, Leavenworth, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: With the amount of snow this place gets in the winter, you and your pet will feel like you're in the North pole! Don't forget your snowshoes.\nView this post on Instagram Too many laughs, puppy snuggles, and snowy days!! Happiest of birthdays my dear!! @veekster ❤️✨🎂 A post shared by KARA MERCER (@_karamercer) on Mar 23, 2016 at 8:10pm PDT\nWebsite\nMailbox Peak Trail Loop\nDifficulty: Hard\nLength: 7.8 miles roundtrip\nAddress: Mailbox Peak Trail, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: This challenging trek will reward you with a fun mailbox at the end. You can even leave a little something behind in it.\nView this post on Instagram “hel0o0o0! You did it” fuck yeah we did LOL. . . . . . . . . #hiking #mailbox #mailboxpeaktrail #sohard #doggo #pomeranian #cute #dogsofinstagram A post shared by Ł.Ä 🦄🌸 (@lacleofe) on Jul 20, 2019 at 11:55pm PDT\nWebsite\nKendall Peak Lakes Trail\nDifficulty: Moderate\nLength: 7.7 miles roundtrip\nAddress: Mailbox Peak Trail, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: A popular snowshoeing trail, here you'll see some photogenic, blue lakes + to get a good workout.\nView this post on Instagram Sunny spring weather means time for hikes! #koa #kendallpeaklaketrail #aussiesofinstagram #aussiesofseattle #australianshepard #aussiesdoingthings #campingwithdogs A post shared by Koa (@koa_da_aussie) on Mar 21, 2019 at 4:21pm PDT\nWebsite\nIf you love spending time with your tyke, why not take off on an epic road trip through Washington? Or closer home, explore a quaint Christmas town? Either way, it's going to be so worth it!\nWe strongly advise that before you visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment. To be courteous to wildlife, vegetation and other users on the trail, leash your pet. Do keep your pet's physical capabilities in mind before picking a hike, carry plenty of water, put them in a warm jacket/boots, and remember to pick up after them.