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
The original construction closure on SR 18 this weekend (Aug 29-Aug 30) has been delayed (also see update on WSDOT's 'What's Happening Now' page) meaning you will still be able to get to the East Tiger trails . Unfortunately, it was delayed because of bad weather, so it probably won't be the best riding conditions. No word yet on the re-scheduled dates.
Due to wildfires in the area, Highway 20 has been closed from milepost 118 - a little before Newhalem - and milespost 204 - east of Twisp. That means most of the North Cascades National Park is inaccessible by car. Beyond that, there are numerous closures throughout the park. The latest park and road conditions can be found here, and the latest on the highway closure is also available from WSDOT.
Update: an in-depth article on the subject is available on Biking Bis.
Due to some permit hangups, the scheduled construction along the south segment of the trail has been delayed, leaving the entire trail open for several months. From the announcement:
The full release with additional background is available here.
A few updates on trails around the area:
Due to the ongoing fire in the vicinity of Lake Chelan and Stehekin, the Pacific Crest Trail has been closed indefinitely between Holden Village and the Stehekin River Road. The original detour route around the fire is also closed. The only way around to the south is via the Lady of the Lake ferry or by backtracking and shuttling around. Northbound hikers will be routed to the Suiattle Trail to Suiattle Rd to Hwy 20 where they can work back to Rainy Pass. Recent news releases are here and here.
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