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New Look to Celebrate WTA's 50th Anniversary

Posted by Kindra at Jan 15, 2016 11:10 AM |
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Washington Trails Association is celebrating 50 years of protecting trails. To mark our golden anniversary, we’re unveiling a new logo.

Did you notice the new logo on our website?

Washington Trails Association is celebrating 50 years of protecting trails. To mark our golden anniversary we’re unveiling a new logo, a visual representation of where we’ve come from and some inspiration for all we hope to achieve in the next 50 years.

WTA Logo celebrating our 50th Anniversary

50 years in the making

From our humble beginnings as a little newsletter to our current role as a leading voice for trails, our goal to empower hikers continues to drive our work of protecting and promoting trails in Washington state. This year, as we acknowledge the founders, members and volunteers who inspired and led us to this point, we will turn our sights to the future of trails.

As the state’s leading hiking resource and the nation’s largest volunteer trail maintenance community, WTA serves more than 4 million hikers each year through our bimonthly magazine, online resources, social communities and collaborative partnerships.

Through our grassroots advocacy, WTA focuses on trail issues including funding, access and wilderness protection, while our innovative youth and families programs educate and empower families, teachers and youth groups to discover the outdoors. In a time when more people are looking to get outside, WTA will continue to find new and innovative ways to encourage safe and sustainable hiking and trail systems, while working to improve access to hiking opportunities for all Washingtonians.

Join us in celebrating!

We invite you to continue this journey with us, as we continue to explore new ways to empower, inspire and engage the hikers of today and tomorrow.

We will be celebrating all year long with special events, features recognizing the many people that make WTA's community so special, and sharing fun historical highlights that helped shape WTA and the trails we love.

Like the new logo? You can wear it. Renew or join WTA at $50 or more and we will send you a patch for your pack or jacket.


Great New Logo!

I love the new logo and everything that WTA is doing! I just started hiking in spring of 2015 and WTA has been my go to site. Can't wait to explore more this coming year! Happy Trails :-)

Posted by:

Brandon.PNW on Jan 16, 2016 06:27 PM

Already A Member

I renewed my membership ($50+) in December and received the old sticker. How do I get the new one?

Posted by:

Must Hike Must Eat on Feb 19, 2016 08:24 AM

Re: Already a Member

Hi Snuffy!

Great question! If you would like a free 50th anniversary sticker, please visit and fill out the web form. Also, if you plan to renew your membership at any point this year, you will receive the 50th anniversary patch, which is super awesome. Hope that helps!

Membership Manager at WTA

Posted by:

JoeyTheMemberMan on Feb 23, 2016 05:17 PM