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 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.
Join Trails Rebooted and help us upgrade our trail system.
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.
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.
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
Full Crews, Clear Trails, Can't Lose
Are you ready for spring? Washington's trails are, thanks to the volunteer crews who've been working all winter to prep them for hikers this season.
Hike the Hill: WTA Staff Advocate for Trails, Funding and Equity in D.C.
WTA staff traveled to Washington, D.C. alongside partners to meet with the congressional leaders and leaders of federal land management agencies. We talk about our vision of creating trails for everyone and discussed how to better maintain trails and recreation infrastructure in Washington.
Trekking by Transit: Tips from a WTA trip reporter
Kim Huntress Inskeep is a Seattle-based writer and transit and active-transportation advocate who writes trip reports under the name TransitTrekker. When we noticed how far afield she had gotten using transit systems, we had to know more about her approach. So we called her up and asked her a few questions.