"This little newsletter has been an experiment so far, testing a hunch I've had that such a means of communication among walkers is needed." — Signpost magazine, 1966.
New Look to Celebrate WTA's 50th Anniversary
Jan 15, 2016
Washington Trails Association is celebrating 50 years of protecting trails. To mark our golden anniversary, we’re unveiling a new logo.
Winter Elixirs and Insulated Bottles to Hold in the Heat
Jan 12, 2016
When you craft a tasty concoction, you'll need a bottle to keep it warm. Keep your winter beverages and soups piping hot when the temperatures drop.
Reports Show Roads Maintenance, Funding Challenges for National Forest
Jan 11, 2016
WTA, along with over 20 other recreation groups and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest have released reports illustrating public use of roads to forest trails.
2015 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest Winners
Jan 08, 2016
The 2015 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest showed us some of the best photos we've seen in the 13 years the contest has been running.
In Memory of Doug Walker, Longtime Champion for Trails
Jan 01, 2016
Washington’s outdoors lost a longtime advocate with the recent passing of WTA member and passionate advocate, Doug Walker of Seattle.
25 First Day Hikes for the New Year
Dec 29, 2015
Get the new year off to a good start with one of these great hikes in State Parks
Holiday Fun: Easygoing Adventures for Everyone
Dec 15, 2015
Take your visiting relatives on a hike, your kids on a beginning snowshoe or plan a trip to the coast to watch the big surf.
Youth Ambassador Program Doubles in 2015
Dec 11, 2015
Twenty-four incredible students, WTA's Youth Ambassadors, recently spent a weekend at a leadership summit preparing to become the youth voices of WTA in the year ahead.
Stay Warm On Winter Work Parties
Dec 10, 2015
From how to sign up to what to wear, get our tips on dressing for fun during our winter work parties.
Congress Passes Trails-Friendly Transportation Package
Dec 09, 2015
December 4, President Obama signed a transportation bill into law providing $85 million for trails nationwide over the next 5 years.
16 Twitter Handles for Road and Weather Information
Dec 09, 2015
For the latest news on road closures, storm warnings and safety tips, check out this list of Twitter accounts for hikers to follow.
Fourth Graders: Get Your Free Christmas Trees!
Dec 07, 2015
Explore your public lands in all their winter glory--harvest your own Christmas tree! Plus, through the Every Kid in a Park initiative, fourth graders can get a free permit this year.
My Backpack: New Features for Your WTA Basecamp
Dec 03, 2015
We've built some newtools to help you organize your hiking to-do list, give props to stand-out trip reports, and earn some merit badges for going above and beyond for the hiking community.