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Hitting the trail is more fun—and safer—if you have all the info you need first. Check out our information on trails and current conditions, as well as tips to get you started if you're new to hiking. 

Plan Your Hikes With a My Backpack Account

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Hiking Guide

Search the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington to find the perfect hike for you

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Passes and Permits

Passes and permits are a reality of hiking in Washington. We help you decode what you need.

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Explore trails all over the state, and search the hiking guide for a trail near you.

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Ranger Station Info

Get contact information for land managers and wilderness information centers.


Trip Reports

Search trip reports to find out where others are hiking and learn about current (and past) trail conditions.


Hiking by Season

Washington state offers unparalleled four-season hiking opportunities. Take a look at our seasonal recommendations.



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Tips for getting outdoors responsibly right now.

Hiking with kids

Hiking with Kids

Hiking with kids is a great opportunity to make memories, connect to the natural world and get exercise and fresh air.

Trail Smarts

Trail Smarts

From etiquette to safety to leaving the trails better than you found them.

New to hiking

New to Hiking?

We'll help you get started hiking, backpacking or camping.





Join a work party for a fun and rewarding way to give back to the places you love to hike.

Outdoor Leadership Training

Outdoor Leadership Training

Workshops, gear and grants to empower teachers and youth groups with the skills and resources they need to lead safe and fun outdoor experiences.