Supporting trails is about more than trail maintenance and public lands advocacy. It’s also about building a welcoming community of trail smart hikers. Learn how to stay safe, improve your on-trail experience and lessen your impact on the places you love.
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New to Hiking
We can help guide you through everything you need to know as you hit the trail in Washington.
Hiking How To
These instructional articles will help you plan a day on trail.
How to Hike in Tick Country
Hike with confidence in tick country with these practices.
Leave No Trace
Get tips on how you can lessen your impact on trails and in camp.
How to Navigate Water Crossings
These tips will help make your next crossing a safe and enjoyable one.
Hiking With Dogs
We can help prepare you and your dog for a great time on trail.
Washington's Hiking Jargon
Here's a list of commonly-used words and phrases that will help you understand the hiking community.
Passes and Permits for Hiking
Passes and permits are a reality of hiking in Washington. Learn which ones you need and where.
How to Use WTA's Hiking Guide
WTA’s online Hiking Guide is full of information about thousands of trails across the state. Learn how to use it here.
Spring Cleaning: How to Keep Your Gear Organized
Spark joy and get ready for summer by organizing your gear closet with these tips and tricks.