Outdoors

The outdoors is arguably one of the best features of the Northwest – so join us in exploring the best of the outdoors in the Northwest. Also be sure to visit our list of the most scenic viewpoints in the Northwest and the best scenic drives in the Northwest.

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Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR, United States

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If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Read More

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Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, OR, United States

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Crater Lake inspires awe. Native Americans witnessed it form 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a towering volcano. Scientists marvel at its purity: fed by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the USA and perhaps the most pristine on earth. Read More

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North Cascades National Park, WA, United States

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Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Read More

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Cape Disappointment, Pacific County, WA, United States

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Lighthouses stand sentinel atop windswept cliffs, sea smells waft up through the air and waves collide with a crash where the Pacific Ocean meets the Columbia River below. Named for Captain John Meares’ first thwarted voyage to find the Columbia, Cape Disappointment is steeped in Northwest history. Read More

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Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, Clallam County, WA, United States

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With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Read More