100 Best Shops

13 Great Places to Shop for Outdoor Gear (That Aren't REI)

These retailers of rugged wares get you geared up for any adventure on the trail, waves, or, sure, pavement.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

Five Ways

5 Hikes That Don’t Require Snow Gear

Hit a trail that doesn't call for snowshoes or skis—and end up at waterfalls, with views of Canada, or in an abandoned mining town.

02/08/2017 By Alison Klein

Hiking Help

5 Hikes That Don't Require Four-Wheel Drive or Chains

Don't get stuck. Hike safely by heading to an island, the Olympic Peninsula, or the Columbia River.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Back Fence

Urban Hiking: Does It Make Us Better Citizens?

I walked the widest girth in Seattle to find out.

04/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News, Summer 2015

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

06/10/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

The Four Kinds of Washington Hikers

It’s okay if you recognize yourself.

06/09/2015 Illustrations by Eric Larsen By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

The Other Outdoors

Four alternative ways to be a mountain person.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

This is how you reach the top of the world.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

This Is Mountain Food

We’re talking gourmet meals, not trail mix.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

Trips That Will Change Your Life

5 Pacific Northwest getaways that will make you a happier, healthier, ultimately better person.

01/05/2015 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Try This Trail: Maple Pass

Is this the best loop hike in the state? (Probably.)

08/25/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Thorp Mountain

If you get lost on the top of this mountain, there's a fire lookout and berries to eat. It could be worse!

07/21/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Alpine Lookout

Look out below! (For goats.)

06/20/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Frenchman Coulee

Explore the dusty Scablands before it gets too toasty.

05/23/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Peshastin Pinnacles

Don't let the rock climbers have all the fun.

04/21/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

A Hike for Each Month of the Year

12 far-flung trails for year-round exploration.

04/01/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Cranberry Lake

Hike like it's 1929 at this restored state park.

03/20/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Kelcema Lake

Sure, it's easier in summer. But it's cooler in winter.

02/20/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Hazel Wolf Wetlands

Don't worry, there aren't any wolves.

01/28/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Grand Ridge

Discover the grandeur of King County's enchanted forest.

12/30/2013 By Craig Romano