Explore Washington state lands with DNR’s free trail maps

DNR Northwest Region staffer Christ Thomsen measures up a cedar snag (note fire damage at the tree's base) along the Lily Lake Trail on DNR-managed land in northern Skagit County. Photo: DNR

DNR Northwest Region staffer Christ Thomsen measures up a cedar snag (note fire damage at the tree's base) along the Lily Lake Trail on DNR-managed land in northern Skagit County. Photo: DNR

Going outdoors soon to explore some of our state’s most beautiful landscapes? Take along a free trail map from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Choose from 20 maps to download at no charge. The maps show which trails can be used by hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders, motorcycles or ATVs.

DNR trail maps also show recreation sites such as picnic areas, campgrounds (most are first-come, first-served), trailhead parking areas and other roads. They also show the terrain elevation. Trail maps range from the scenic Blanchard area in Whatcom and Skagit counties seen on DNR’s Chuckanut Mountain map  to the scenic Little Pend Oreille in Stevens County to… actually they’re all scenic so why not download a map and go see for yourself?

We know the maps are popular–the trail map download page is one of the most active on the DNR website.

Before you leave, check on the status of DNR recreation trails and sites to make sure they are open.

Online maps help keep the documents as up-to-date as possible, and it saves you money. The few Washington state forest maps we still sell on paper can be viewed and ordered online.

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