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Someone to Hike With: Hiking Groups and Resources

Whether you’re new to the Pacific Northwest or simply enjoy laughter and companionship on the trail, finding the right hiking partner or group is one of the best things you can do to improve your experiences on the trail. Browse our partial list of organizations, classes and websites to help connect you with your ideal outdoor adventure.

Whether you’re new to the Pacific Northwest or simply enjoy laughter and companionship on the trail, finding the right hiking partner or group is one of the best things you can do to improve your experiences on the trail. Browse our partial list of organizations, classes and websites to help connect you with your ideal outdoor adventure.

Please note: Listing below does not represent endorsement or support by WTA. These listings are provided simply as a resource to hikers. Want to add a listing? Contact us.

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Hiking Groups and Outdoor Communities

Statewide

Northwest Hikers
Online forum for hikers throughout the Pacific Northwest.
nwhikers.net

Facebook Groups
These online communities have closed (need to request an invite) and open (anyone can join) groups to connect people and outdoor activities. Search by location or interest.
facebook.com

Hike it Baby
A free group dedicated to getting families on trail with children from brand-new to 5 year olds. Groups are in Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, Bellingham, Snohomish, Vancouver and Spokane, and they're expanding! Find a group near you
hikeitbaby.com

Meetup Groups
Expansive website that brings together people who share common
interests. Search by your location or activity.
meetup.com

Latino Outdoors
Connect with this amazing national network's Northwest ambassadors
latinooutdoors.org/our-team/

Washington Outdoor Women
State program that teaches a series of hands-on outdoors workshops for women.
washingtonoutdoorwomen.org

American Alpine Club—Northwest
Northwest branch of the national club.
americanalpineclub.org

Trail Mixed Collective
A collective of Women of Color in the outdoors who host bi-monthly runs in the Seattle area as well as other on-trail events.
trailmixedcollective.com

Evergreen Trail Run
Statewide organization that promotes competitive and non-competitive trail running.
evergreentrailruns.com

Northwest Trail Runs
Organization that provides street scrambles, navigation races, beast adventure races, and regular trail running series.
nwtrailruns.com

Sierra Club
The Washington chapter of the Sierra Club leads outings all over the state for hiking and other outdoor recreation opportunities. 
sierraclub.org

Evergreen State Volkssport Association
Statewide organization that promotes noncompetitive staffed and self-guided walking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski outings. 
esva.online

Intermountain Alpine Club
Organized in 1948, the IMAC encourages outdoor recreation through hiking, climbing and other activities. 
imacnw.org

Military Wild - Washington
Military Wild helps adventurous military families find connection with one another and the wild places they call home.
militarywild.com/washington

Puget Sound

Issaquah Alps Trails Club
Offers multiple free guided hikes every week to help educate and engage the public in protecting this special area.
issaquahalps.org

Nepal Seattle Hiking Community
Connects people with nature by organizing hiking trips; helping individuals enrich their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
facebook.com/pg/nepalseattlehikingcommunity

Northwest Adventure Center
Outdoor organization serving military families near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 
jblm.armymwr.com

OutVentures
Outdoor recreation organization for the LGBT community. 
outventures.org

Seattle Mountain Running Group
We are a group of long-distance runners who get together for group runs in the mountains near Seattle. 
facebook.com/groups/seattlemountainrunners

BlackGirlsRun Seattle/Tacoma
Official Black Girls RUN! running group of Seattle/Tacoma, providing encouragement and resources to both new and veteran African-American women runners (including trail runners).
facebook.com/groups/seattle.tacoma

Outdoor Afro Seattle
A community that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, and skiing.
meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro-Seattle

Sound Steps Walking Program
Seattle Parks and Recreation sponsored program, providing transportation and monthly guided hikes for active older adults.
seattle.gov/parks/find/sounds-steps-(50)

The Mountaineers
Outdoors non-profit with guided trips and social activities.
Everett branch: mountaineers.org/everett
Foothills Mountaineers: mountaineers.org/foothills
Seattle branch: mountaineers.org
Tacoma branch: tacomamountaineers.org

North Shore Senior Center Hikers
Hiking group that meets regularly in summer and fall. Hikers carpool from Bothel and hike trails all around Washington.
https://sites.google.com/site/nsschikers/home

Seattle Outdoor Adventurer's Meetup
Seattle Outdoor Adventurer’s Meetup is a community from various backgrounds with a common interest in outdoor adventure.
meetup.com/adventurers-100/

Snoqualmie Valley Trails Club
Based in Issaquah and offers hikes, snowshoes and other outings for members.
snoqualmievalleytrailsclub.org

Washington Alpine Club
The Washington Alpine Club is a full, volunteer-led organization providing climbing and snow travel classes. In addition to classes, members organize climbs, hikes and ski trips among themselves and events to inspire outdoor adventures and advocacy. The WAC also owns Guye Cabin located at Snoqualmie Pass which is available to all members.
washingtonalpineclub.org

Cascade Mountain Adventures
Seattle based hiking and outdoor skills company focused on providing outdoor adventures for women, by women offering guided day hikes, backpacking skills sessions, and overnight backpacking adventures.
cascademountainadventures.org

Outdoor Asian
Seattle and larger Puget Sound based Outdoor Asian has a vision to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors. The group does local hike outings and workshop among other activities.
outdoorasian.com

West

Olympia Mountaineers
Outdoors non-profit providing classes, guided trips and social activities.
Olympia Mountaineers

Kitsap Mountaineers
Outdoors non-profit providing classes, guided trips and social activities.
kitsapmountaineers.com

Peninsula Wilderness Club
The PWC is an active club for finding partners for hiking, backpacking, kayaking, skiing and more.
pwckitsap.org

Southwest

Mazamas
Portland-based, nonprofit mountaineering education organization.
mazamas.org

Outdoors Afro Portland
Outdoor Afro Portland is part of a national network with a mission to reconnect African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through recreational activities such as camping, hiking, biking, birding, fishing, gardening, and skiing.
meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro-Portland

Cascadia Wild
Portland-based organization teaching animal tracking, wild edible plants, and wilderness survival.
cascadiawild.org

Chinook Trail Association
Vancouver, WA-based group dedicated to the development and maintenance of the Chinook Trail.
chinooktrails.org

Mount St. Helens Club
Longview-based outdoor recreation and conservation club that offers outings and social activities. 
mtsthelensclub.org

Northwest

The Bellingham Mountaineers
Outdoors non-profit with guided trips and social activities.
mountaineers.org/bellingham

Whatcom County Mens Hikers
Bellingham-based group that walks both in town and in the mountains, usually stopping for coffee or beer along the way.
whatcomhikers.org

North Central

Methow Valley Sport Trail Association
A Winthrop-based nonprofit connect people to the special nature of the Methow Valley and stewarding a local trail system that includes more than 120 miles of
cross-country ski trails.
mvsta.com

Chelan Douglas Land Trust
This Wenatchee-based organization works works with local organizations, businesses, and individuals to preserve the trails and natural lands in North Central Washington. They organize guided hikes and trail runs, or you can volunteer with them.
cdlandtrust.org

Central

Cascadians
Yakima-based outdoor recreation and conservation club.
cascadians.org

East

Inland Northwest Trails Coalition
Consortium of outdoor recreation and conservation organizations.
facebook.com/Inland-Northwest-Trails-Coalition-18558514966

Spokane Mountaineers
Spokane-based outdoor recreation organization that offers outings and classes.
spokanemountaineers.org

Friends of the Centennial Trail
Spokane-based group organized around the Centennial Trail.
spokanecentennialtrail.org