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

Goldmyer Hot Springs

Goldmyer Hot Springs

May 23, 2022

I find it impossible to talk about this magical little enclave and not use the words “hidden gem.” Located just 50 miles from Seattle but light years away from city…

Hiking Mailbox Peak, Washington

Hiking Mailbox Peak In The Winter

Dec 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 Mount Si Haystack

Climbing The Haystack On Mount Si

Nov 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 Washington

Hiking Little Si, North Bend, Washington

Nov 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…

Recent Gear Reviews

Meriwool for Women: Ultimate Comfort and Style Guide 2023

Meriwool for Women: Ultimate Comfort and Style Guide 2023

Jul 13, 2023

Meriwool is a natural fiber that’s known for its incredible versatility and numerous benefits, making it a popular choice for various types of clothing. It’s particularly suitable for women’s garments…

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Backpack

Speaking Of Backpacks: The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60L

Oct 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,…

Icebreaker Sprite Sports Bra

The Icebreaker Sprite: The Perfect Sports Bra

Oct 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…

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

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

American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education AIARE

Mar 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…



Mar 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

Mar 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…

Recent Safety Tips

Blister Care

Blister Care, Prevention, and Treatment

Apr 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

Avalanche Safety Basics: Avy Savvy

Feb 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

Nov 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 Hiking First Aid Kit

Building A First Aid Kit For Hikers

Nov 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,…