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From low-elevation strolls to strenuous alpine climbs, there are trails for hikers of all abilities. With over 21,000 miles of National Forest System Trails, the Northwest is a hikers paradise.

   
 

RECREATION FEES

Many trailheads are now designated as fee sites under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and require a Recreation Pass.

 


Tread Lightly &
Leave No Trace:

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Stay on the trail

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Do not cut switchbacks

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Pack out garbage

   

TEN ESSENTIALS

The Northwest is renowned for its steep, rugged terrain and changeable, mountain weather. Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. Be sure to carry and use the ten essentials:

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Map

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Compass

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Flashlight or headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

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Extra food

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Extra clothing including rain gear

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Sunglasses and sunscreen

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First aid kit

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Pocket knife

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Matches wrapped in a waterproof container

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Fire starter

 
 

ADDITIONAL INFO

Contact local agency offices for:

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current trail condition reports

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help in selecting a trail to best meet your interests and capabilities

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Recreation Passes

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regulations

 

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