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 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…

Hiking Mailbox Peak, North Bend, Washington

Hiking Mailbox Peak, North Bend, Washington

December 5, 2020

The Old Trail up Mailbox Peak went from obscurity to celebrity within the past five or so years, likely a result of social media and all the folks working from…

Recent Gear Reviews

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…

Women’s Hiking Boot Basics

Women’s Hiking Boot Basics

October 27, 2020

Boots are a critical piece of gear for a hiker. You can hate your pants, get by with cheap poles, or forget your hat, and still have a perfectly fine…

Recent Hiking Resources

Washington Trails Association

Washington Trails Association

February 15, 2021

Washington Trails Association: www.wta.org WTA is Washington State’s ultimate hikefinder; their hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts…

The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers

February 7, 2021

The Mountaineers: www.mountaineers.org The Mountaineers is an alpine club serving the state of Washington. Founded in 1906, it is an outdoor recreation, education, and conservation nonprofit organization. The Mountaineers host a…

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast

February 1, 2021

Mount Rainier Recreational Forecast/National Weather Service, Seattle, WA: https://a.atmos.washington.edu/data/rainier_report.html The most detailed, most accurate weather information on the most moody, most I’ll-do-what-I-want mountain I know. As the country’s most glaciated…

Recent Safety Tips

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…

Ten Essentials For Hikers

Ten Essentials For Hikers

November 7, 2020

There are ten items you should bring with you on any hike no matter how how calm the weather is when you start out, how short you think your hike…