Photos: A Week of Winter Hiking in Washington
From epic sunsets to icy waterfalls, these photos from trip reporters show the hidden loveliness you can find on a winter hike in Washington state. Get inspired to get outside.
Think winter is a time to hibernate? Not according to WTA's trip reports. From epic sunsets to icy waterfalls, the photos and links below show a week of December trip reports from hikers having great adventures all over the state. Use them to plan a trip, get inspired to get outside, or just to show off your state to any out-of-towners in for the holidays.
File your own adventure. What makes a great trip report? This time of year, snow conditions are always important information to share with others. Are things icy on trail? What about the state of the road, the trailhead facilities and the trail itself? Last, but not least, include your photos of the trail, the scenery or just your hiking buddies!
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- The conditions on any of the trails below can change quickly in winter, so go prepared for all kinds of weather, and don't be afraid to turn back if the trail conditions are trickier than you expected.
- If you plan on heading out there, take a few extra precautions to stay warm and sure-footed.
Sea stacks make a walk on Ruby Beach worth it in winter