Trails for everyone, forever

Home Our Work The Trail Next Door
Trails link people and wild places. They provide us with a place to reconnect with nature—and each other. But every year, more are more trails are in danger of falling off the map.Photo

Trail Next Door

Urban green spaces provide quick access to the benefits of nature for both new and experienced hikers alike. Hiking doesn't only mean remote wilderness; the trail or park in your neighborhood can be as equally rewarding and rejuvenating to visit. The Trail Next Door is a key part of WTA’s work to create a trail system in Washington that helps people get outside from their backyard to the backcountry. This effort is focused on ensuring everyone in our state has easy access to nature close to home.


The Trail Next Door is helping ensure that nature is always in reach by working in parks in your neighborhood and collaborating with partners to increase access to green spaces across Washington. 


Take Action

We need your help to ensure more people have access to the benefits of time spent in nature. Your donations make this work possible. You can also help by hiking and writing trip reports for neighborhood trails and speaking up for public lands.

Icon-donate copy.png

icon-hiking copy.png

icon-speak up.png


We're Next Door


Early Successes

Pilot Projects

Why Urban Trails?