Pacific Northwest Trails
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.
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.
The Latest News
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.....
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.....
An interactive photo project based on the goal of inspiring people to get people outside and explore.....
Many people come to TrailsNW looking for trips and trails from specific cities, and up until now the site hasn't catered to this need. I recently started working on addressing this issue by adding specific pages for Portland and Bend.....
As spring rapidly approaches, I am once again thinking of updates and improvements to TrailsNW. I never have quite as much time as I would like to devote to the site, but I have a few main areas that I am focusing on currently.....
The trail map browser makes it easy to find hikes and trails throughout the northwest.
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