Washington Trails Association mobilizes hikers and everyone who loves the outdoors to explore, steward and champion trails and public lands. We believe: That exploring nature is good for people’s hearts, minds and bodies, and that hiking is a powerful way for everyone to connect with Washington’s natural wonders. That people will protect the places they love to hike, from local parks to remote wilderness. And it is vitally important for everyone to have the opportunity to access the outdoors, and we are committed to reducing barriers to hiking trails and lands.
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the voice for hikers in Washington State. WTA protects hiking trails and wild lands, takes thousands of volunteers out to maintain trails, and promotes hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore Washington. Outdoor Research has been a WTA partner for over 10 years, supporting events like the August Hike-A-Thon, the largest and most financially impactful event hosted by WTA.
How to Enjoy the Outdoors Safely
Stay-at-home orders are loosening in lots of places around the U.S., and most of us feel long overdue for some solid outdoor time. But is it really OK to head to the trails? What about climbing? Or camping? Should we be doing anything differently when we do head out? We consulted the experts to find out what we all need to know about heading outdoors.