Washington is home to extraordinary hiking destinations, including desert dunes, wild beaches, tranquil mountain tops and raging rivers. Washington is also home to a community of people who are passionate about exploring and protecting these places. This constituency—our members and supporters—is key to the future of trails in Washington.
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the nation’s largest state-based hiking and trail maintenance organization, with 25,000-member households, an online community of more than 100,000, and strong public and private partnerships. Powered by hikers for more than 50 years, WTA works to ensure Washington's trails stand the test of time, connecting people to the outdoors—from everyday adventures to backcountry explorations. We engage our community as public lands advocates, as trail stewards, and as on-the-ground experts sharing knowledge with fellow hikers. Each year, our volunteers contribute more than 160,000 hours to improve hundreds of trails around Washington; one quarter of volunteers are youth. WTA's strength is in its community and future success depends on fostering an inclusive organization and hiking community, where everyone feels welcome and represented.