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
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.
Gear in the long term: what happens after the reviews are written
Think you know your volcanoes? Check your knowledge against these profiles of Washington's beg cones. From north to south...
A look at the mountain on the thirtieth anniversary of its May 18, 1980 eruption
Selection of wonderful examples of the handiwork of glaciers for hikers to find all through our Cascade and Olympic Mountains.
The Columbia River Gorge with waterfalls, wildflowers, cool rocks and grand views, you'll be back soon
Staying hydrated is important! Here, we compare four new hydration bladders. Find out which ones pass the "leak test."
Great hikes in the Methow, on the Olympic Peninsula, and near Mount Adams, plus some bed and breakfasts that are a great value.
Never lose a day of hiking to yard work! A few tips to make gardening easy.
Read this piece and next time you hit the trail you'll know more about the geologic forces that give us such great scenery.
A survey of four new models that highlight the range of options available to you.
Read about a handful of volunteers who have made a second-career out of volunteer trail-building.
Discover many ways to commune with nature on Maui.
All the winning images from WTA's annual photography contest, plus a few more of our favorite photographs submitted by WTA members.
A look at the top issues that WTA will address in order to serve hikers
Take a trip to Artist Point and spend a night on the snow.
A nine-day tour of this magnificent national park.
WTA benefits from great member and volunteer support. Here are ten of this year's stand-out stories.