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Washington Trails Magazine

Washington Trails Association publishes a magazine six times per year, available to members and on selected newsstands. The website offers selected content.

WT May+Jun CoverWashington 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.

Membership in Washington Trails Association provides you with a one-year subscription to Washington Trails, which is published six times per year.

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May+Jun 2012
  • Summer Wildflower Guide & Hikes
  • Where to Camp & Hike
  • Northwest Weekend: Coulee Country
  • Create the Ultimate Basecamp
  • Owls on Trails

Here you'll find a selection of features and articles from recent issues of Washington Trails. Come back regularly to view what's new. But in order to receive all the useful content and stunning photography, you’ll want to become a WTA member today.

Washington Trails can also be purchased at retail outlets, including bookstores, newsstands and REI stores in Washington and Oregon.


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.

Interested in advertising in Washington Trails? View our new Ad Rates Sheet. To request a full media kit, contact editor@wta.org.

Jul 23, 2012 –

Wildflower Guide

Print and go this month-by-month visual wildflower guide from Washington Trails magazine May/June 2012 issue.

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Bear in Mind

Washington Trails Jan+Feb 2012 Nature on Trail feature, "Bear in Mind" by Tami Asars. Rehabilitating bears using Karelian bear dogs.

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WT Jan+Feb Snowshoe

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.

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A Transformative Trail

King County Parks employee Jack Simonson helps build a path to ecotourism in a rural Honduran village

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Oct 25, 2011 – Olympic Peninsula

Featured Landscape - Hole in the Wall

Photographer John D'Onofrio takes us on a stroll along Rialto Beach

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Oct 25, 2011 – Feature Story

Nature's Painters

Joan Burton talks with four Washington landscape artists about their methods and their inspiration

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Oct 25, 2011 –

My First Volunteer Vacation

WTA intern Sarah Rich gets her first taste of the Cascades, and mountain camaraderie, on Volunteer Vacation

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Oct 25, 2011 – Nature on Trail

Watching Foxes

Scientists are watching the Cascade red fox closely. Find out why

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Stay Close, Play More

Soft beds and day trips in the Columbia River Gorge

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Oct 21, 2011 – Gear Review

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

WTA's annual guide to outfitting the outdoor enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list

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Aug 30, 2011 – Gear Review

What Map Do You Need?

That depends on what leg of journey you are on - still at your desk or perched on the summit

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Aug 30, 2011 – Advocacy Opportunity

A Golden Opportunity

Help shape the future of larch and ponderosa pine country.

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Aug 30, 2011 – Feature Story

A Quest for Fall Color in Eastern Washington

This may be the Evergreen State, but there's plenty of fall color if you know where to look.

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Aug 30, 2011 – Feature Story

Beyond Snapshots

Helpful tips and subtle strategies that will make your nature photographs turn out better than ever.

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Aug 30, 2011 – Day Hikes

Napeequa Valley

The Napeequa Valley -- a hiker's utopia.

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Aug 30, 2011 – Action for Trails

Don't Quit Your Day Job

How to help the WTA protect trails through your workplace giving campaign.

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Finding Lost Pass

Capturing images and memories on a three-day journey into Olympic National Park.

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In a Better State

WTA's volunteers have improved the hiking opportunities found in our state parks.

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Aug 30, 2011 – Feature Story Day Hikes

Golden Hour Hikes

A few great spots to go for the "Golden Hour," an excellent time for photography right around sunrise and sunset.

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Aug 30, 2011 – Gear Review

Go Farther, Go Faster - Go Lighter!

A look at lightweight gear and some tips on how to carry less weight while backpacking

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