Most of us would have heard that folks in the Pacific Northwest are quite outdoorsy. But have you ever stopped to wonder why? With everything from rainforests and waterfalls to secluded beaches and volcanoes, it's because of the abundance of nature. That's why we've put together a list of the best views in Washington state that you can explore if you want to escape city life.\nFrom enchanting forests that look right out of The Lord of the Rings to spots bursting with wildflowers and those where you'll feel like you're literally floating amidst fluffy clouds, these are all the epic places in the state that you need to add to your bucket list ASAP.\nReady? Here we go.\nSteptoe Butte\nAddress: Colfax, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: You can hike up a 3,612-foot quartzite mountain to get endless views of the rolling Palouse Hills that'll make you say, "Tuscany, what?"\n View this post on Instagram Nothing like stepping aside from busy days to sit and wait on an early morning sunrise over beautiful Palouse Hills... . #travel #palousehills #TheseAreMyJourneys #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #Travelawesome #beautifuldestinations #exploretheworld #naturephotography #ig_color #earthpix #pnw #allbeauty_addiction #ig_world #awesomeearth #awesome_photographers #selfie #earthfocus #steptoebutte #mytravelphotography #kspics #ig_escape #naturepics365 #myadventure A post shared by KS Travel Photography (@ksm_pics) on Jul 28, 2017 at 3:20pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nMount Fremont Lookout\nAddress: Sunrise Park Rd., Ashford, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll get some of the most uninterrupted views of the Cascades, Olympic ranges, Mt. Rainier, and Crystal Mountain from this historic lookout that sits on a 7,181-foot ledge. It'll make you feel like you're floating on the clouds.\nView this post on Instagram #hike #mountains #mountainhiking #Washington #USA • A post shared by Kary (@kariw.ka) on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:43pm PDT\nWebsite\nNisqually Vista\nAddress: Nisqually Vista Trail, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: You know those calendar-esque photos with rolling meadows of wildflowers against the Mount Rainier backdrop that's now become synonymous with Washington? This is where that shot was taken. Now, you can visit too.\nView this post on Instagram Where are you headed this weekend? Gorgeous photo by @the_small_traveler #pnwonderland A post shared by Pnwonderland (@pnwonderland) on Oct 23, 2015 at 12:19pm PDT\nWebsite\nBlanca Lake\nAddress: Gold Bar, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: We've all seen blue waters. But have you ever seen a bright turquoise green-colored lake that was fed directly by the Columbia glacier? You'll have to see this to believe that it's not actually a massive Cool Blue Gatorade spill!\nView this post on Instagram "The women I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes." -Elizabeth Gilbert Happy sibling day to my superheroes, my sisters. 👭❤️ @patti.neou.fitness @jaclyn_celine A post shared by Kirsty Loreen Parton (@holakirsty) on Apr 10, 2017 at 5:57pm PDT\nWebsite\nCape Flattery\nAddress: Cape Flattery Trail, WA\nWhy you should go: You can stand on the northwestern-most tip of the United States, plus get epic views of bluest waters and coastlines as far as the eyes can see. You'll honestly feel like you're on an exotic island, far, far away.\nView this post on Instagram Cape Flattery - North Western point of America (except Alaska). Mavic Air. . 👉🏼 @steamvogue if you like my photos . . . . . . . . #capeflattery #washingtonian #explorewashstate #explorewashingtonstate #travelusa #mavicair #djiglobal #skypixel #fromwhereidrone #dronepics #dronepixel #droneofficial #droneworld #droneporn #kosmaj #edgeoftheworld #roamtocreate #traveltoday #traveltoexplore #takeovertheworld #worldisbeautiful #shotzdelight #shotsdelight #droneusa #fromwhereyoudratherbe #droneglobe #droneheros #dronenature #natgeoyourshot #naturelove_world A post shared by Drone | Photography | Travel (@steamvogue) on Jan 15, 2020 at 7:55am PST\nWebsite\nHall of Mosses\nAddress: Hoh Valley Rd., Forks, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: Have you ever wanted to see a rainforest? You can, without leaving Washington. The 300-foot trees are all dripping with moss, plus, this is a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. Get your cameras ready.\nView this post on Instagram So most everyone has heard of the Amazon rainforest, but have you ever heard of the Hoh rainforest in Washington State? That’s right! We have our very own bonafide rainforest right here in the USA! This is the hall of mosses trail, where what seems like pounds of ferns and moss (yay!!!) are literally crawling on or hanging from every surface! It feels like you’ve landed on another planet entirely and you can’t help but wait expectantly for the ewoks to come creeping out from behind the trees at any moment. It is dark and eerie and uniquely magnificent, not to mention spectacularly GREEN beyond imagination! Just to give you an idea of the enormous amount of rain they receive yearly- Seattle gets around 36 inches of rain a year. By comparison, the Hoh Rain Forest gets as much as 14 feet of rain a year. Wow! The prevalent fog and mist contributes the equivalent of another 30 inches of rain, resulting in one of the world's lushest rain forests, hence its designation as one of the wonders of Washington State. #hohrainforest #washingtonstate #pnwonderland #pnw #olympicnationalpark #hallofmosses #tree_magic A post shared by Wedding Photographer in France (@heatherflorancephotography) on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:53pm PST\nWebsite\nPalouse Falls\nAddress: Palouse Falls Rd., LaCrosse, WA\nWhy You Need To Go: You can see a spectacular sight of Washington's "official" waterfall created during the Ice Age, plus it's nestled in the state's own canyons.\nView this post on Instagram Last 5 years I have searched for best sunsets and sunrises. Next five years? We will see in 2025 😜 . All of these prints are available on my website! A post shared by Niaz Uddin (@neohumanity) on Jan 18, 2020 at 9:43am PST\nWebsite\nWhether you love chasing waterfalls or pretty spring flowers, these spots should be on your Pacific Northwest bucket list.