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 Mailbox Peak In The Winter

Hiking Mailbox Peak In The Winter

December 4, 2021

With low avalanche danger, enough foot traffic to pack down an obvious trail, easy access via a paved road not far out of town, and parking near sea level, Mailbox…

Climbing The Haystack On Mount Si

Climbing The Haystack On Mount Si

November 16, 2021

Slippery slope here, no pun intended, as we talk about the Haystack, because that nubbin on top of Mount Si crosses the line from hike to climb. It’s a Class…

Hiking Little Si, North Bend, Washington

Hiking Little Si, North Bend, Washington

November 9, 2021

Mount Si’s tiny next door neighbor has a lot to offer: from kid-friendly and beginner trails to bolted climbing walls and a scramble route, Little Si is definitely more than…

Hiking Poo Poo Point Via The Poo Poo Trail

Hiking Poo Poo Point Via The Poo Poo Trail

November 9, 2021

Take the path less traveled to Poo Poo Point for a different perspective on an old favorite! Did you know there are two trails to Poo Poo Point? The Chirico…

Using Mount Si As A Workout

Using Mount Si As A Workout

November 4, 2021

It’s no secret that hundreds of people in the greater Seattle area hike Mount Si as a conditioner, a trainer hike, a hike to build the fitness needed to hike…

Hiking Mount Si In The Winter

Hiking Mount Si In The Winter

October 30, 2021

Hiking Mount Si in the winter is very different from hiking Mount Si in the summer. The crowds have gone, the temps drop to single digits at the summit at…

Recent Gear Reviews

Speaking Of Backpacks: The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60L

Speaking Of Backpacks: The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60L

October 6, 2021

My Osprey Ariel had served me well on numerous shorter adventures, so when my hiking partner and I decided to do a 75 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail,…

The Icebreaker Sprite: The Perfect Sports Bra

The Icebreaker Sprite: The Perfect Sports Bra

October 1, 2021

I hadn’t planned on writing another article about sports bras. It’s such a personal and specific item that it seems weird to recommend too many or give a lot of…

Speaking of Shoes…The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid Hiking Boots

Speaking of Shoes…The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid Hiking Boots

May 1, 2021

Sometimes a shoe comes along that is more special than any other shoe in all the land. But before I tell you about that shoe, I have to tell you…

Recent Hiking Resources

The Mazamas

The Mazamas

May 28, 2021

The Mazamas: mazamas.org The Mazamas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit mountaineering education organization based in Portland, Oregon. They have been building and fostering a community of leadership, safety, conservation, and climbing…

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,…

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…