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17 Photos of Washington During Autumn That Will Take Your Breath Away

Washington state during autumn is perhaps the best state in the country to experience the glory that the season brings. The leaves turn a myriad of autumnal colors, the people fill with cheer, the darker (friendly) sides of personalities surface, and the state turns into a unique wonderland. Honestly, Washington State can’t be beat when it comes to natural beauty. It is amazingly beautiful all year round. Today however, we will take a look at 17 of the most breathtaking photos of Washington during autumn that will reside in your memory and will make you want to move here!

1. Walla Walla

Walla Walla, Washington during autumn – Photo by Don Roff

Brown and yellow leaves just take over this sidewalk in the gorgeous and friendly suburb of Walla Walla, Washington.

2. Seattle

Autumn in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, Washington - Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Autumn in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, Washington – Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Lower Queen Anne in Seattle, is the perfect place to experience autumn in the city.

3. Bellevue

Bellevue, Washington - Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Bellevue, Washington – Photo by Stephen Kacirek

What a beautiful autumnal view from Bellevue into Seattle, Washington!

4. Port Angeles

Lake Crescent during autumn - Photo by Evan Chakroff

Lake Crescent during autumn – Photo by Evan Chakroff

Lake Crescent looks photoshopped or almost a painting. But it is just absolutely stunning, especially in autumn.

5. Mead

Autumn in Mead, Washington - Photo by Jibby!

Autumn in Mead, Washington – Photo by Jibby!

Such a lonely yet beautiful tree in all its autumnal glory as it looks over the countryside of Mead, Washington.

6. Mount Shuksan

Mount Shuksan transitions into autumn - Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Mount Shuksan transitions into autumn – Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Glorious Mount Shuksan transitions from the glorious summer into the wondrous autumn.

7. Mount St. Michael

Mount St. Michael in autumn - Photo by Jibby!

Mount St. Michael in autumn – Photo by Jibby!

Mount St. Michael is a Catholic parish in Spokane, Washington that begins its autumn season so beautifully.

8. Heather Meadows

Heahter Meadows on the Bagley Lakes Trail - Photo by Jasperdo

Heather Meadows on the Bagley Lakes Trail – Photo by Jasperdo

Bagley Lakes Trail on Heather Meadows is located in northwest Washington State, near the end of the Mount Baker Scenic Highway. Here it is during the glorious autumn!

9. Greenbluff

Woman walking in Greelnbluff during autumn – Photo by Jibby!

This breathtakingly beautiful woman walks among the equally breathtakingly park in Greenbluff, Washington. With the leaves falling, it makes for a very gorgeous sight indeed.

10. Davis Terrace, Kelso

Autumn in Davis Terrace, Kelso - Photo Nancy Regan

Autumn in Davis Terrace, Kelso – Photo Nancy Regan

Brilliant autumn colors are gorgeous in Davis Terrace, Kelso, Washington.

11. Woodhouse Ponds, Ellensburg

Woodhouse Ponds, Ellensburg in autumn - Photo by Jl Cummins

Woodhouse Ponds, Ellensburg in autumn – Photo by Jl Cummins

Colors of autumn over Woodhouse Ponds in Ellensburg make for glorious scenery.

12. Leavenworth

Autumnal road to Leavenworth, Washington - Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Autumnal road to Leavenworth, Washington – Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Along the road to Leavenworth, Washington, the season of Autumn emerges, making for a truly splendid scene.

13. Olympic National Park

Autumn in Olympic National Park - Photo by James Watkins

Autumn in Olympic National Park – Photo by James Watkins

This autumnal view is looking West over Lake Cushman toward the Olympic National Park mountains. Simply gorgeous.

14. Yakima River

Autumnal sunrise over Yakima River - Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Autumnal sunrise over Yakima River – Photo by Stephen Kacirek

Autumnal leaves offer a beautiful riverside palette over Yakima River at sunrise.

15. Vancouver, Washington

Autumn colors over Vancouver, Washington - Photo by pdxpointer

Autumn colors over Vancouver, Washington – Photo by pdxpointer

Autumnal colors cover the breathtaking landscape of Vancouver, Washington.

16. Mead

A gazebo in Mead, Washington during autumn - Photo by Jibby!

A gazebo in Mead, Washington during autumn – Photo by Jibby!

A panorama of Mead during autumn shows a silhouette of a gazebo among the leaves and trees.

17. Pend Oreille, Washington

Lonely house in autumn near Pend Oreille, Washington - Photo by Jibby!

Lonely house in autumn near Pend Oreille, Washington – Photo by Jibby!

Very lonely old abandoned house takes in the gorgeous autumnal colors in Pend Oreille, Washington.


Honestly between you and me, the two best states in the country to experience autumn are New York and Washington. Both are equal in beauty. I suggest taking a trip to see both wonderful states.

John Ghost

John Ghost is a professional academic at Arizona State University working on his English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies) degree. His path leads to becoming an English professor. He writes weird fiction for fun and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He lives in the Valley of the Sun.

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