Washington Trails Association

A Woman Hiker Looking Towards Mountains and Lake. Kaleetan Peak, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

As the nation’s largest state-based hiking nonprofit organization, Washington Trails Association is the voice for hikers in Washington state. We protect hiking trails and wildlands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors.


Our Mission & Values

Our mission:

To preserve, enhance, and promote hiking opportunities in Washington state through collaboration, education, advocacy and volunteer trail maintenance.

We believe:

  • Hiking trails are our link to wilderness.
  • That people will protect the places they love to hike, from local parks to remote wilderness.
  • 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.

>> Learn more about our commitment to diversity and equitable access.


WTA began in 1966 as Signpost magazine and has grown into a diverse community of hikers speaking out for trails and wildlands.


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