Women's Trailhead Shorts

Women's Trailhead Shorts
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Inspired by Adventure

We've taken the best features of our best-selling Trailhead Adventure Pants to create the only pair of shorts you need. Whether you're hiking, climbing, biking, or just lounging under the shade, the Trailhead Adventure Shorts have you covered.

Shorts so comfortable you'll never want to take them off

Four-way stretch that moves with you

Our revolutionary fabric stretches in all directions, not just two, so you're free and clear to move how you want.


Constructed from durable ripstop nylon that stops tears before they start.


Unique fabric inhibits the growth of bacteria so you can do more and wash less.


Stuff 'em into the front right pocket and they're ready to go.

Spills come clean in a second

Don't let a little water ruin your day. Our eco-friendly DWR finish not only repels water, but makes stains and spills bead right off while maintaining all-season breathability.


bluesign® 88% nylon, 12% spandex with DWR finish. Made from recycled materials.


7.8 oz


Machine wash cold with other technical fabrics, hang dry. Do not bleach. Do not iron.

Ambassador Highlight

Eric Bennett

The Trailhead Shorts are my all time favorite for every adventure. Now, I can have the same durability, comfort, and mobility as the Trailhead Pants, but with shorts! They’re perfect for the summer season.

Peter Coskun

I used to have a pair of old basketball shorts I would wear around the house and to bed, you know, lounge shorts. Overtime the elastic band on the waist gave out and they began sagging, really sagging. When I got the trailhead shorts, I put them on and immediately tucked the old basketball shorts in the corner never to be seen again. These are my new everyday shorts. Not only can I lounge in them, but I can hike in them, wear them out on the town, and workout in them and be extremely comfortable. Just like the trailhead pants, they dry insanely quick and are easy to keep clean.

Weston Fuller

Comfortable! The perfect companion to the Adventure Pant.

Zak Stone

I love how these shorts feel. Soft, flexible and water resistant. When I don't know what to wear, I grab these!

HiConsumption, "12 Best Hybrid Adventure Shorts for Men"

Put these on when the weather gets warm and we bet you won’t want to wear anything else.


Waterproof and breathable, four-way stretch, antimicrobial, tear-resistant, packs down into front pocket for travel or for use as a small pillow. Women's-specific fit with elastic back, flat front waistband.


bluesign® 88% nylon, 12% spandex with DWR finish. Made from recycled materials.


7.8 oz


Care: Machine wash inside out, cold, and with other technical fabrics. Hang dry. Do not bleach. Do not iron

Customer Reviews

Based on 94 reviews
Best for everything?

I bought the trailhead pants and loved them so much that I bought the shorts for myself and another pair for my boyfriend. I will probably buy them in more colors too because they actually are what I end up grabbing for most occasions. Whether it’s paddle boarding, climbing, hiking, whatever really... they are such a solid choice for comfort, style, and practicality. Good work to the people at Coalatree! 🤘🏼

Still in the process of testing

It looks like these are going to be coming with me on the Colorado trail this summer. I don’t yet know how good they will be but so far they’re super sturdy, breathable and the perfect fit and length for me in a short. No thigh chaffing!!!! Will follow up!

Excellent quality and feel

My very sporty 14 year old loves them. She ordered 3 pairs.

Cute, comfy shorts

Just got these in the olive color. More dark green than brown hues, love the color! They're very comfortable and feel well-made, but I can't attest to the quality just yet. They fit TTS. I got a small (26" waist and 38" hips) and they fit great! Not too tight, not too loose. Personally, I wouldn't mind an extra inch on the inseam, but overall, very excited to wear these out.

Love them!!!

They fit so well and I love the look. Ordering a few more

Love these shorts!

I now own three pairs of Trailhead shorts and they are my go to! For hiking, boating, theme parks, anything! They are lightweight, quick drying and so comfy.

Excellent shorts

I rarely give a review on things I buy, but the quality of these shorts deserve a 5 star rating. Love these shorts! Fit perfect, look great, and can’t wait for summer hiking and paddle boarding down the river!

Great shorts

I've only worn these shorts on one hike so far but I was pleased with how comfortable they were. I like the fit and length. The deep pockets allowed my phone to be stowed without falling out. So far so good and I look forward to wearing them on more adventures. Might even order another pair in a different color!

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