The state of Washington is home to some of the most beautiful trails and scenery in the world. DNR is proud to manage 1,100 miles of trails across the state in a variety of landscapes.
Resources for hikers:
Trail ethics, etiquette
- Leave no Trace. 7 principles for non-motorized outdoor recreation including preparation, guidance on the best ways/locations to set up camp,proper disposal of waste, leave what you find, minimizing impacts from campfires, respecting wildlife, and being considerate of others.
- Tread Lightly. This organization provides tips on responsible recreation for a variety of activities, including horseback riding.
Like to hike? Don't know where to start? The following is a list of some of the organizations in Washington that can help you get started on the right path:
- Washington Trails Association. Dedicated to promoting hiking and protecting trails and wild lands in Washington State.
- Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Conserving and enhancing the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington.
- Cascade Land Conservancy. Protects working forests, farms, shorelines, natural areas, and parks. Works to maintain rural economies and enhance the vibrancy and livability of cities and towns.
DNR Recreation Resources
- Where to Recreate on DNR-managed Lands. Where DNR's recreation areas and trails are located, what sites are open or closed, and other relevant information.
- DNR Maps. Download or purchase a variety of maps including quandrangle, state forest, and trail maps.
- DNR's Recreation Guide. Statewide map of DNR's designated recreation areas. Provides a key to the different type of recreation uses permitted in each area and driving directions.