Outdoor Resources

Welcome to our Outdoor Resources page!

This page is designed to provide you with some information to help you plan your next outdoor adventure! From websites we suggest for trip planning to tips about gear and packing lists. If there are additional questions you have about your next adventure email us at outdoor@uw.edu.

Useful trip planning websites

GAIA GPS free, detailed topographical maps for navigating outdoor recreation spaces, there is an option to subscribe to a paid account that will open more map features. Make sure you download any routes/maps prior to going out on your adventure.

WTA (Washington Trails Association)comprehensive database for trail information in Washington State. You can use their hike finder map to locate your next adventure. You can search by trail length elevation, trail features and more!

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)accurate federal weather predictions by location.

NWAC (Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center)avalanche and snow hazard reporting.

Packing Lists

Below is a packing list resource created by the Outdoor Wellness Team. In the resource you will find information about the 10 essentials and packing lists for hiking, backpacking, camping, climbing, water sports and winter sports.

Gear Stores