WTA believes that being in nature has a positive impact on people’s hearts, minds and bodies. It is vital for everyone to have the opportunity to access the outdoors, and we are committed to reducing barriers to hiking trails and lands. We strive to inspire people to go outside—giving them the skills and knowledge they need to recreate safely and sustainably.
People will protect the places they love to hike. WTA rallies hikers to raise our collective voice to protect the places we love. Our voice is amplified by the support of our members and sweat equity of every volunteer who helps to build and maintain trails.
A shared outdoor experience can create a community who values and protects our natural spaces. Whether filing trip reports, joining a work party or or connecting with other hikers at events, WTA empowers hikers to engage with fellow trail users and decision makers to create a place where trails connect communities.
Equitable Access to Trails
WTA recognizes that significant barriers have prevented many communities from enjoying Washington’s amazing natural areas. We are striving to create more equitable trail access and a more inclusive outdoor culture so everyone in Washington feels welcome on trails.
Learn about how WTA is creating a powerful community of hikers who know how to care for and advocate for our state's amazing trails. Check out some of our recent success stories.