Women That Hike

From trip reports to gear reviews and safety tips, if you’re a woman who feels a soulmate connection to trails and mountains and forests, this site will fit your needs the way your best boots fit your feet.

Recent Trip Reports

Hiking To Camp Muir, Mt. Rainier National Park

Hiking To Camp Muir, Mt. Rainier National Park

April 1, 2021

10,188 feet above sea level on the south flank of Mount Rainier lies Camp Muir: a cluster of small huts nestled into the saddle between the Gibraltar Ledges and the…

Hiking to Lake Ingalls, Washington

Hiking to Lake Ingalls, Washington

February 9, 2021

Nestled deep in the Teanaway River Valley is a brilliant royal blue lake in a granite basin featuring Mt. Stuart as its backdrop and ample opportunities for scrambling, rock climbing,…

Hiking Granite Mountain, Washington

Hiking Granite Mountain, Washington

February 1, 2021

Granite Mountain is best known for three things: a decommissioned yet still super cool fire lookout tower, sweeping views, and remarkably high avalanche danger. It’s a beautiful mountain, especially once…

Hiking Snoqualmie Mountain, Washington

Hiking Snoqualmie Mountain, Washington

January 24, 2021

There are women that hike just to be outdoors, to be with friends, or to take beautiful photos. There are women that like well-maintained trails with gentle slopes, no routefinding,…

Hiking Mount Si, Washington: A Love Letter

Hiking Mount Si, Washington: A Love Letter

January 4, 2021

There is a reason Mount Si is one of Washington’s most popular hikes, seeing more than 100,000 people per year on its gently graded and well maintained trails. It’s a…

Hiking Poo Poo Point, Issaquah, Washington

Hiking Poo Poo Point, Issaquah, Washington

December 11, 2020

I can’t say this was my first hike, like many western Washington hikers can, because I spent some time in my youth trekking around Yosemite, Sequoia, Hawaii, and the Angeles…

Recent Gear Reviews

Glacier Glasses Basics

Glacier Glasses Basics

March 8, 2021

Or at the very least, polarized and UV-protection sunglasses, but for the love of God please take care of your corneas when hiking on snow. If you haven’t heard stories…

Women’s Trekking Poles Basics

Women’s Trekking Poles Basics

December 17, 2020

Trekking poles are standard equipment for many hikers, but you’ve probably noticed that not everyone uses them, and might be wondering: Should I? Is it really best in the long…

Women’s Backpack Basics

Women’s Backpack Basics

October 28, 2020

Choosing a backpack that fits both your needs and your body is an endeavor similar to finding the right pair of boots. It can feel just as overwhelming, and it’s…

Recent Hiking Resources

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education AIARE

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education AIARE

March 4, 2021

The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education: www.avtraining.org AIARE was established in 1998 as a nonprofit organization to create a researched-based avalanche education model for backcountry users with the…

GoTrail

GoTrail

March 4, 2021

GoTrail: www.gotrail.com GoTrail is a relative newcomer to the hikefinder scene, and is having new trails added to its directory every day. This is a nationwide site that encourages reader…

Mountain Weather Forecast

Mountain Weather Forecast

March 3, 2021

Mountain-Forecast: www.mountain-forecast.com This invaluable website provides weather forecasts for more than 11,300 (and growing) major summits for climbers and mountaineers, with up to 5 different elevations per peak and updated hourly. You can…

Gaia GPS

Gaia GPS

March 2, 2021

Gaia GPS: www.gaiagps.com Gaia is one of the more popular apps for maps and navigation, and their website is a filled-out version of that app, offering various resources for hiking,…

Northwest Avalanche Center

Northwest Avalanche Center

March 1, 2021

Northwest Avalanche Center: https://nwac.us The NWAC app is a staple on many a northwest hiker’s phone, because it provides such reliable, up to the minute, trustworthy information about avalanche danger,…

AllTrails

AllTrails

February 28, 2021

AllTrails: www.alltrails.com Find hikesRecord your tracksConnect with other hikersSee where you are on the trail in real-time The quintessential worldwide hike-finding/tracking/navigating tool that has info on over 100,000 trails with…

Recent Safety Tips

Blister Care: Prevention and Treatment

Blister Care: Prevention and Treatment

April 7, 2021

As a hiker, trailrunner, trekker, mountaineer, or backpacker, it’s inevitable that you will get a blister at some point in your dirt-pounding career. Despite our best efforts, as we are…

Avalanche Safety Basics: Avy Savvy

Avalanche Safety Basics: Avy Savvy

February 26, 2021

Before heading to the mountains in the winter, it’s crucial to have at least a rudimentary understanding of avalanche danger, risk assessment, and safety tools. Until you feel comfortable with…

Self-Defense for Women Hikers

Self-Defense for Women Hikers

November 10, 2020

To be honest, you will probably never use a weapon while hiking. But knowing you have something with which to protect yourself will give you a feeling of security like…

Building A First Aid Kit For Hikers

Building A First Aid Kit For Hikers

November 10, 2020

There are many compact first aid kits on the market, or you can build your own. If you buy a premade one, familiarize yourself with its contents before setting out,…

Emergency Communication

Emergency Communication

November 9, 2020

We don’t like to think about it, but there may come a time when you will need to send up a flare. Cell phones don’t always work and smoke signals…

Women That Hike Solo

Women That Hike Solo

November 8, 2020

“Do you want company?” I was in a fairly remote area and saw that there was someone about to intersect the trail I was on. As I got closer I…