USA-Pacific Northwest

USA-Pacific Northwest

Adventure Travel In The Pacific Northwest

Hiking Trails In Oregon And Biking In Washington

From the vast forests of evergreen trees to the rocky coastline of the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Northwest is an active vacation playground just waiting to be explored. Composed of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, the Pacific Northwest features national parks, miles of hiking, biking and river rafting adventures and all the makings of an incredible adventure holiday.

Between the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains, Washington is the perfect location for people seeking adventure travel. Biking in Washington is a popular pastime, both through the lush green mountainsides and along city bikeways. Journey to the San Juan Islands for a chance to spot a pod of orca whales in their natural habitat or head to Mount Rainier National Park for a day of hiking in nature.

Whether you love the mountains or the ocean, Oregon has something for you. Try windsurfing or whitewater rafting on the mighty Columbia River, go biking along the 50-mile countryside route of the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway or head to the Cascades for a day on the slopes. The trails for hiking in Oregon are endless and you can find some of the best at the Mount Hood National Forest and Crater Lake National Park.

At more than twice the size of Texas, seeing all of the things to do in Alaska is virtually impossible. However, you can start with a few of the highlights to get a taste for all the adventure travel opportunities that the largest state in the country has to offer. Home to seven of the top ten largest national parks in the United States, Alaska has a lot of wilderness to explore. Try sport fishing in Ketchikan, dog sledding or river rafting with Denali Raft Adventures.

To get a head start on planning your active vacation to the Pacific Northwest, take a look at these travel videos.

Washington

Edgewater Hotel, Seattle
Edgewater Hotel, Seattle
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
Four Seasons Seattle
Four Seasons Seattle
Crystal Mountain Skiing
Crystal Mountain Skiing
Whitewater Kayaking Tumwater Canyon
Whitewater Kayaking Tumwater Canyon
Chambers Bay Golf, Tacoma
Chambers Bay Golf, Tacoma
Dashpoint State Park SUP
Dashpoint State Park SUP
Summit at Snowqualmie Skiing
Summit at Snowqualmie Skiing
San Juan Islands Bike Tour & More
San Juan Islands Bike Tour & More
Heather Lake Hike, Central Cascades
Heather Lake Hike, Central Cascades
Skiing at Mt. Baker, Bellingham
Skiing at Mt. Baker, Bellingham
Adventures with Orcas
Adventures with Orcas
Biking the Snoqualmie Valley Trail
Biking the Snoqualmie Valley Trail
Skiing Alpental, Snowqualmie
Skiing Alpental, Snowqualmie
Driving & Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
Driving & Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
High Rock Hike at Mount Rainier
High Rock Hike at Mount Rainier

Mt. Storm King, Olympic National Park

Mt. Storm King, Olympic National Park

Lower Falls Creek Trail, Carson

Lower Falls Creek Trail, Carson
Whitewater Rafting the White Salmon River Middle Gorge
Whitewater Rafting the White Salmon River Middle Gorge

Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula

Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula
Kayaking at Titlow Beach, Tacoma
Kayaking at Titlow Beach, Tacoma
Heather & Maple Pass Loop, North Cascades
Heather & Maple Pass Loop, North Cascades
Blue Lake, N. Cascades Nat'l Park, Alpine Lakes
Blue Lake, N. Cascades Nat'l Park, Alpine Lakes
Chair Peak Lake Hike, Cascades Mountains
Chair Peak Lake Hike, Cascades Mountains
Snow Lake-Alpine Lakes Wilderness Snoqualmie Pass
Snow Lake-Alpine Lakes Wilderness Snoqualmie Pass
Snoqualmie Tunnel: A Hike Through Railroad History
Snoqualmie Tunnel: A Hike Through Railroad History

Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge


Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge

Paddling at Foss Harbor Marina


Paddling at Foss Harbor Marina
Leavenworth Zipline Adventure
Leavenworth Zipline Adventure
Colchuck Lake Hike
Colchuck Lake Hike
SUP in Lake Wenatchee
SUP in Lake Wenatchee
Golden Gate Trail Hike, Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park
Golden Gate Trail Hike, Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park

Oregon

Experience Oregon
Experience Oregon
Central Oregon
Central Oregon
Columbia River Bike & Hike
Columbia River Bike & Hike
Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
Bandon Dunes Golf Club
Bandon Dunes Golf Club
Sheepranch Course, Bandon Dunes
Sheepranch Course, Bandon Dunes
Bandon Crossings Golf Course
Bandon Crossings Golf Course
Applegate River Golf Club, Grants Pass
Applegate River Golf Club, Grants Pass
Kayaking Sparks Lake
Kayaking Sparks Lake
Owyhee River Rafting
Owyhee River Rafting
Skiing Crater Lake
Skiing Crater Lake
Tunnel Falls Hike
Tunnel Falls Hike
Skiing Mt. Hood
Skiing Mt. Hood
Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise, Oregon
Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise, Oregon
Crater Lake Hiking & Swimming
Crater Lake Hiking & Swimming
Drift Creek Falls Trail Waterfalls
Drift Creek Falls Trail Waterfalls
Explore Bend
Explore Bend
White Water Rafting, Bend
White Water Rafting, Bend
Silver Falls State Park, Siblimity
Silver Falls State Park, Siblimity
Silver Falls Horseback Ride, Sublimity
Silver Falls Horseback Ride, Sublimity
Angel's Rest Trail Hike, Portland
Angel's Rest Trail Hike, Portland
Cycle Oregon
Cycle Oregon
Favorite Oregon Bike Trails
Favorite Oregon Bike Trails
Mt. Bachelor Bike Park
Mt. Bachelor Bike Park
Hiking Ramona Falls Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest
Hiking Ramona Falls Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest

Tamanawas Falls Trail Hike, Mt. Hood

Tamanawas Falls Trail Hike, Mt. Hood

Clear Lake


Clear Lake

Scuba Diving Clear Lake


Scuba Diving Clear Lake
Sand Master Park, Florence
Sand Master Park, Florence
Multnomah Falls, Portland
Multnomah Falls, Portland
The Heathman Hotel, Portland
The Heathman Hotel, Portland
Skiing Mt. Bachelor, Bend
Skiing Mt. Bachelor, Bend

Alaska

Talon Lodge & Spa
Talon Lodge & Spa
Sportsfishing in Ketchikan
Sportsfishing in Ketchikan
Grande Denali Lodge
Grande Denali Lodge
Blue Kennels and Dog Sled Trips
Blue Kennels and Dog Sled Trips
Rainforest Island Adventure, Ketchikan
Rainforest Island Adventure, Ketchikan
Dog Sledding & Helicopter Adventure
Dog Sledding & Helicopter Adventure
Rainforest Canopy Zipline, Ketchikan
Rainforest Canopy Zipline, Ketchikan
Paddleboarding in Kenai Peninsula
Paddleboarding in Kenai Peninsula
Silver Salmon Fishing, Seward
Silver Salmon Fishing, Seward
Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska Cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line Alaska Cruise
Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier
Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier
Misty Fjords National Monument
Misty Fjords National Monument
Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise, Seward
Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise, Seward
Prince William Sound Sea Kayaking
Prince William Sound Sea Kayaking
Helicopter Glacier Tour, Skagway
Helicopter Glacier Tour, Skagway
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise, Seward
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise, Seward
Hiking in Lake Clark, Denali
Hiking in Lake Clark, Denali
Denali Raft Adventures
Denali Raft Adventures
Hiking Flattop, Glen Alps Trailhead
Hiking Flattop, Glen Alps Trailhead
Eagle & Symphony Lakes Hike
Eagle & Symphony Lakes Hike
Ice Skating Rabbit Slough
Ice Skating Rabbit Slough
Hike to Rabbit Lake
Hike to Rabbit Lake
Wolverine Peak Hike
Wolverine Peak Hike
Campbell Creak Rafting
Campbell Creak Rafting
Lake Clark National Park
Lake Clark National Park
Sea Kayak Eco Tour, Ketchikan
Sea Kayak Eco Tour, Ketchikan
Denali National Park Activities
Denali National Park Activities
Alaskan Fishing Adventures
Alaskan Fishing Adventures
Upper Kenai River Fishing
Upper Kenai River Fishing
Kenai Riverside Fishing Resurrection Bay
Kenai Riverside Fishing Resurrection Bay
Kenai River Canyon Raft Trip
Kenai River Canyon Raft Trip
Orca Lodge, Soldotna
Orca Lodge, Soldotna
Fishing Adventures, Kenai Peninsula
Fishing Adventures, Kenai Peninsula