Washington Trails Magazine
Washington Trails is the state’s premier hiking magazine.
In each issue, you’ll find articles on hiking destinations, how-to advice, native flora and fauna, hiking news and what’s new at Washington Trails Association. Each month you'll also find stunning photos and a selection of great hiking suggestions.
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- Summer Wildflower Guide & Hikes
- Where to Camp & Hike
- Northwest Weekend: Coulee Country
- Create the Ultimate Basecamp
- Owls on Trails
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Washington Trails is a grassroots magazine—most of our articles and photos are submitted by volunteers. If you're interested in submitting to our magazine, please read our Contributors' Guidelines.
Print and go this month-by-month visual wildflower guide from Washington Trails magazine May/June 2012 issue.
Washington Trails Jan+Feb 2012 Nature on Trail feature, "Bear in Mind" by Tami Asars. Rehabilitating bears using Karelian bear dogs.
washington trails january+february snowshoe feature. includes entry-level to advanced winter hikes at hurricane ridge, lake keechelus, lake kelcema, mazama ridge, amabilis mountain, and lake valhalla. story by joan burton.
King County Parks employee Jack Simonson helps build a path to ecotourism in a rural Honduran village
Photographer John D'Onofrio takes us on a stroll along Rialto Beach
Joan Burton talks with four Washington landscape artists about their methods and their inspiration
WTA intern Sarah Rich gets her first taste of the Cascades, and mountain camaraderie, on Volunteer Vacation
Scientists are watching the Cascade red fox closely. Find out why
Soft beds and day trips in the Columbia River Gorge
WTA's annual guide to outfitting the outdoor enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list
That depends on what leg of journey you are on - still at your desk or perched on the summit
Help shape the future of larch and ponderosa pine country.
This may be the Evergreen State, but there's plenty of fall color if you know where to look.
Helpful tips and subtle strategies that will make your nature photographs turn out better than ever.
How to help the WTA protect trails through your workplace giving campaign.
Capturing images and memories on a three-day journey into Olympic National Park.
WTA's volunteers have improved the hiking opportunities found in our state parks.
A few great spots to go for the "Golden Hour," an excellent time for photography right around sunrise and sunset.
A look at lightweight gear and some tips on how to carry less weight while backpacking