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Our Trails Rebooted campaign is finding solutions to support our popular recreation areas by improving existing trails, championing the construction of new ones and helping hikers see the role they play in the future of trails.

We believe the hiking community is can be the change they want to see on trail, so we’re channeling your passion for hiking to reimagine what’s possible for iconic trails and investing in the trail system of tomorrow. 

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Our Work

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Hiker Helping Hikers

A big part of our work hinges on hikers seeing themselves as stewards of the lands they recreate on.

Whether that's sharing responsible recreation tips at a trailhead table, helping your friends get outside safely or simply taking a trash bag with them on their next hike to clean up the trail, we love to see it.

How Trail Smart are you?

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Building the Trail System of Tomorrow

To meet the need of the many people learning to love Washington's trails, WTA is working with partners to build more, and more sustainable trails statewide, from Spokane to the Columbia River Gorge; from the North Cascades to the mountains a short drive from Puget Sound. Some parts of the state are getting special focus due to their potential for future visitation.

See where we're working near you, and what we've accomplished there so far. 

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Activating Volunteers

Volunteerism is core to WTA's work. More than 75% of our trail work goes towards Trails Rebooted routes.

78% of our hiking guide content includes hikes written by volunteers correspondents. And our outreach and advocacy efforts are partially driven by volunteer ambassadors; people just like you who care about showing up for trails.

See how WTA volunteers have improved your hiking experience, and how you can tap in, too!

Stories From the Field

This Summer: Volunteer on the Mountain Loop Highway

Spread knowledge about Leave No Trace and responsible recreation by volunteering as a trailhead ambassador on the Mountain Loop Highway this summer.


Why Do We Fix Popular Trails?

Popular trails can need as much — or more — maintenance than less-well-known routes. Find out why.


Trail Planning Takes Time: Scouting Trails in the Teanaway Community Forest

WTA is helping bring the Teanaway Community Forest trail plan to life, scouting an existing web of unofficial trails for the ones that will be able to sustain hikers, bikers and riders for years to come.