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Welcome to TrailsNW.com, your guide to backpacking and hiking in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and the entire Pacific Northwest. On this site you will find trail descriptions, images, hiker logs, and message boards to help you make the most of your hiking trips.

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About TrailsNW

TrailsNW was created in 1998 to share my personal hiking experiences and help my fellow hikers. Originally showcasing only Oregon hiking, it soon grew to include Washington hikes, and eventually trails and hikes throughout the Pacific Northwest. As the site's popularity has grown, I have added features to help other hikers share their own experiences. TrailsNW will continue to evolve and grow to be the best resource for hikers and backpackers in the Northwest.



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The Ten Best Waterfalls In The Pacific Northwest

The Ten Best Waterfalls In The Pacific Northwest

The Northwest has an abundance of water and mountainous terrain. It's natural that these would combine to create some of the most scenic waterfalls in the US. ..

The Best Sections of the PCT: #2 – Northern Washington Cascades

The Best Sections of the PCT: #2 – Northern Washington Cascades

The Northern Washington Cascades are a fitting conclusion to the Pacific Crest Trail with some of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes of the entire route; deep canyons, jagged mountain peaks, dense forests, and enormous glaciers...

Paddling the Heart of America - Update

Paddling the Heart of America - Update

We are a little behind on this update, but wanted to let everyone know that our friend and fellow hiker Daniel Alvarez has won Outside Magazine's Adventure Grant! Thank you.....

Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

TrailsNW has been featured on Washington State Park's Adventure Awaits.....

Paddling the Heart of America

Paddling the Heart of America

A fellow hiker from the Pacific Creast Trail (2007 alum), Daniel “Out of Order” Alvarez, is about to embark on another great adventure. This time he's not hitting the trails, but the waterways for a 4,000 mile kayaking trip.....