A consolidated look at current hiking conditions, climbing reports, bike routes + trails, and camping information from around the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on Seattle and the Puget Sound area. See the links on the left for detailed information on Seattle bike trails, mountain bike trails, regional hikes and bike rides. New info added all the time.
Some current sources:
For static information on Western Washington Hiking Trails and Trips, click here.
For static information on Winter Sports in the region, click here.
Pacific Northwest Outdoor News and Updates
Olympic National Park released the winter schedule for the Hurricane Ridge area: the road will generally be open on weekends and Monday holidays through the end of March. The ski/snowboard/tubing area will be open weekends starting Dec 6th. See the full news release for additional information on visitors centers, cross-country skiing, tubing, camping and other winter attractions.
Mt Rainier and Olympic National Parks have announced that park fees will be waived on 11/27th, the Friday after Thanksgiving. The full news release is here.
Update 2: Here's the November 18th report
Update: also, recently released winter access information
Trail conditions are infrequently updated in the winter at Mt Rainier National Park. Rather than updates on the trail conditions page, they usually prepare a summary report. The November 4th report (right after a major storm) is now available. There's one additional note from 11/5 on the conditions page as well:
A reminder that there will be no fees at National Parks this Weds in honor of Veteran's Day. Also no fees at Washington State Parks, or Bureau of Land Management and US Fish & Wildlife sites.
King County, REI and Evergreen are working on new mountain biking trails at Black Diamond. They're scheduled to open in spring of 2016.
The storm damage to Whiskey Bend Rd has been repaired ahead of schedule, meaning the road is back open for the first time since late 2014. Great news for hikers who want to access the Elwah and Long Ridge Trails.
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