Terms of Use


All forms of outdoor recreation have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities, and therefore can be potentially hazardous and/or dangerous. This includes hiking, camping, water sports and trail use. Risk is always a factor with outdoor recreation, especially when the weather is adverse or unpredictable, or when unforeseen events or conditions create a hazardous condition. There are many risks, both natural and/or man-made, that could lead to injury or death while recreating outdoors.

For these reasons, it is the responsibility of the users of this website to learn the necessary skills for safe trail use and outdoor recreation. All participants must assume responsibility for their own actions and safety, exercise sound judgment, be prepared for all conditions, and seek advice on current weather and current trail conditions. These conditions change from day to day, and from season to season, therefore rendering any information on this website subject to change without warning.

Our Hiking Safety page provides information concerning safety for hiking. Please make sure you read this!

Although the authors and publishers of newashingtontrails.com try to make the information contained on this website as accurate as possible, they disclaim any liability for accident, loss, injury, inconvenience or any other damage that may be sustained by anyone using the information contained on this website. Those who use this information, and those who venture onto trails or into wilderness, do so at their own risk. You are solely responsible for using your judgment in interpreting and using this information to safely enjoy your own outdoor pursuits.

The information contained on this website is not to be considered a guide, instead, it is available so that you may have a general idea of what to expect on the hikes  and outdoor recreation activities listed on this site. We take no responsibility nor assume liability for inaccuracies, errors, omission, or incompleteness of any information. Please contact the appropriate land management agencies for the most up-to-date trail, lake and campground conditions.