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A New Look for Spring

Posted by Loren Drummond at Mar 14, 2017 05:07 PM |

We've made a few updates to this week. Take a look at what we changed, and let us know what you think.

You may have noticed that has a new look for spring. We've made a few updates to the site this week. Here are a few of the key features we've made changes to:


More responsive: Using technology to reduce barriers and help improve access to trails for more people is a goal of our strategic plan. And that means more than just having a terrific mobile app. It means that we want to continue improving the mobile responsiveness of so that you can easily find your next hike or work party on your phone, tablet or desktop.

Simplified navigation: We've rearranged to make the site easier to read and use. Explore a bit. You might discover something new about the hiking community or how you can support our work to protect trails.

New features: We've improved our hiking guide and trip report search functionality and added a few new features, like being able to check the weather on a hike with a single click.

Link to NOAA forecast

Goodbye, Hike of the Week: We also retired a feature near and dear to our hearts. This week, we said goodbye to the Hike of the Week. Sometimes posting a single hike on social media puts too much pressure on just one place. But with well over 5,000 trails in Washington (3,000+ of which are covered in our hiking guide) there is always an amazing adventure at your fingertips.

So here are our tips for finding the perfect hike for your week:

    • Step one: Explore recent trip reports for inspiration from other hikers.
    • Step two: Research the weather and current conditions on trails that you are interested in.
    • Still stumped? Check out our seasonal recommendations or archives of locations featured in past years in the Hike of the Week archive. Talk to your land managers. They are a wealth of information and are always generous with recommendations.
    • Go hiking! And then post a trip report so you can help the next person creating their own adventure.

help us continue to improve the site

The truth is that belongs to you, the hiking community.

Your passion for trails, for trip reports and for keeping each other informed and safe is what makes such a great resource. Your ideas and feedback help us improve the site to meet your needs. And your donations and memberships pay for our investments and upgrades.

So please, tell us what you think. We are already thinking what we want to improve next. If you want to support and help improve the resource you use to find hikes, please consider becoming a member.