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Trail Smarts

Supporting trails is about more than trail maintenance and public lands advocacy. It’s also about building a welcoming community of trail smart hikers. Learn how to stay safe, improve your on-trail experience and lessen your impact on the places you love.

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Backpack. Photo by Emma Cassidy.New to Hiking

We can help guide you through everything you need to know as you hit the trail in Washington.

Fall Safety TipsFall Safety Tips

What hikers should know before heading out on a hike this season.







Hiking How ToHiking How To

These instructional articles will help you plan a day on trail.

Leave No TraceLeave No Trace

Get tips on how you can lessen your impact on trails and in camp.





Hiking with dogsHiking With Dogs

We can help prepare you and your dog for a great time on trail.

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