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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- Where to Camp & Hike
- Northwest Weekend: Coulee Country
- Create the Ultimate Basecamp
- Owls on Trails
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We polled thru-hikers and avid PCT hikers to get their thoughts and opinions. The result? You hear about the very best stretches of the 500 miles of PCT that wind through Washington
Headed to the backcountry? Read this Leave No Trace refresher first.
Two rare wild creatures are making a comeback in the Cascades.
WTA answers questions and debunk a few myths about trail maintenance.
Krommholz: a.k.a. those crooked old trees in the alpine zone.
Hiking family tests camping gear that is both family- and budget-friendly.
Get acquainted with the wide variety of maps you can use to plan and execute your hiking adventures.
WTA's Holly Chambers talks with King County Search and Rescue Association's Public Information Officer Scott Preston.
Have you been there lately - or ever? This area offers all the charms of its well-known neighbors and few of the crowds.
The PCT. Three little letters with an intense psychological pull, three little letters that have lured hikers into the wilderness. In this feature, WTA follows the trail and its hikers as they wind through Washington's most sublime scenery.
A hiking family tests a summer's worth of camping gear. Get their feedback before you shop
What backcountry eating style is best for you? Find out here
A parent who regularly takes six kids camping shares his insights
Natural and Prehistoric Human History in Mount Rainier National Park
WTA's trail maintenance department gives us a look their ten Signature Projects for 2011
With a mountain as vast and splendid as Mount Rainier, how do you choose where to hike and camp? We offer five can't-miss selections
You've seen skunk cabbage along the trail, but how much do you really know about it?
Hearty winter hikers suggest their favorite places for a winter wander