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.
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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- Summer Wildflower Guide & Hikes
- Where to Camp & Hike
- Northwest Weekend: Coulee Country
- Create the Ultimate Basecamp
- Owls on Trails
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A plant geek's trek to the high meadows of Olympic National Park
WTA's BCRT trips take trail work deeper into wilderness
WTA's guide to a magnificent and threatened region
Three multi-purpose packs for day hikes or overnight trips
The best short hikes to get your fix of alpine high country
Take a load off your legs with a pair of hiking poles
In a special section of Washington Trails, we offer tips and inspiration to get young people in the outdoors.
A springtime escape to Sedona, Arizona, for red rock and vortexes
Utah's Paria Canyon offers a trek into amazing slot canyons
A WTA member's excellent adventure building trails in Siberia
Scottish Lakes High Camp is a skier's and hiker's paradise
Three BPA-free metal bottles for the trail
WTA volunteers donated over 80,000 hours of trail work across the state
Your guide to great gifts for the special hikers in your life.
Taking the train to hikes and a backcountry lodge in Montana's Glacier National Park
Douglas squirrels, those noisy seed collectors of the deep forest.
Trail standards differ, depending on users and landscape.
Four hikes in the Columbia Gorge to get you out on the trails this fall and winter.
A summer spent getting to trailheads by transit and mountain bike
The pleasures of hiking during the turn of seasons