Pacific Northwest Activities

The Pacific Northwest has some most beautiful and scenic hiking trails including the infamous Pacific Crest Trail. National Parks such as Glacier, Yellowstone and the Olympic, National Forests and Wilderness Areas in the Cascade Mountains and state parks offer endless miles of hiking opportunities from relaxing day hikes to challenging backcountry backpacking adventures. Be sure to see each state and province for more activities and outdoor recreation. Just use the links in the left hand column or at the bottom of the page.

Commercial Websites

Favorite Hikes in the Pacific Northwest
This page of Tom Griffin's web site includes reports of his hikes on Rainier, The Pacific Crest Trail, and Yellowstone's Bechler River Valley. Also advice on crossing river, blisters, and links to other hiking sites.

Northwest Hiker
This website features hikes and trails with practical information and beautiful photographs. Find current weather conditions and links to webcams, guides, Northwest Forest Pass requirements and much more.

Trails in the Pacific Northwest
The Go Northwest! directory of hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest. Discover information on recreational trails such as The Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and historic trails featuring the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and Nez Perce Nation Historic Trail.
Featuring trip reports and articles from backpackers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, USGS Topographic Maps. Select your hike by trail name, park, city or state. You can then select hikes by skill level, length or rating. Each hike has a description and all the information needed such as best time to hike, distance and elevation. A guide book is also offered for purchase.

Travel Articles

Hidden Lake Peaks, North Cascades, Washington

This travel article on hiking to Hidden Lake Peaks outline points of interest, how to get there, camping options and other information including elevation gain and time it takes to hike this trail.

Rattlesnake Ridge, Central Cascades, Washington, southeast of North Bend

This travel article on hiking to Rattlesnake Ridge outline points of interest, how to get there and other information including elevation gain and time it takes to hike this trail.

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