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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How to recognize, prevent and treat this backcountry threat.
A few fun games and activities that make good use of that white stuff in the mountains.
Funding for Washington's Department of Natural Resources tops WTA's list of concerns
Keep your hiking spirit up in the rainy season and enjoy four trails that are perfect for rainy days.
A look at how WTA decides which trail projects it will take on.
Three rain jackets that work well for a range of conditions and activities.
Dave Schiefelbein's photo essay covering a week in the Northern Picket Range
Ten-month-old Ella Davern has been hiking her whole life
A huckleberry bounty: six hikes + one sweet recipe + one savory recipe
Allison Woods reviews backcountry dining ware from pots and pans to sporks
Horses, mules and llamas pitch in to carry gear into the backcountry
Techniques for crossing streams and rivers safely
A backpacking trip into the little-explored central Pasayten Wilderness
Four uniquely designed tents shake up the sleepy world of shelters
People with disabilities seek out hiking opportunities--but still face obstacles
A scramble up King County's highest peak offers astounding views
Journey to Washington's lesser-known wilderness areas for a change of pace
Ruth Kirk has built trails, written 37 books and served as a ranger at Olympic and Mount Rainer National Parks
How longtime hiking advocates began working for trails--and how you can too
WTA expands its trail work schedule in Eastern and Southwest Washington