Amazing Getaways'

Great Escapes and Outdoor Adventures of the Pacific Northwest: Trails and Treks...


  • Lighthouse Park...Vancouver B.C.
    (604) 922-1211.
    View the city form nature trails and rugged cliffs, there's also great spots for picnics and walking. Lighthouse tours are available.

  • Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge & Ecology Centre...North Vancouver, B.C.
    (604) 987-5922.
    This bridge was originally built in 1912. The adjacent park includes 617 acres of walking trails.

  • Lynn Headwaters Regional Park...North Vancouver, B.C.
    (604) 432-6350.
    Get back to nature while exploring this rugged wilderness which includes a network of hiking trails at the city's fringe. You'll take in sub-alpine meadows, rushing water and views of North Shore mountains.

  • Barnet Marine Park...Burnaby, B.C.
    (604) 294-7450.
    Here you can take a hike on forest trails, also swimming, boating and picnicking.

  • Belcarra Regional Park...Belcarra, B.C.
    (604) 432-6350.
    Take in the spectacular views of Vancouver's skyline and Mount Seymour from this hiker's and beach comber's paradise.

  • Fillongley Provincial Park...Denman Island, B.C.
    (250) 335-2293.
    Camp by the beach and discover numerous hiking trails through old growth fir trees which lead to the bluff.

  • Helliwell Bay Provincial Park/St. John's Point...Hornby Island, B.C.
    (250) 335-2293.
    This is an naturalist's paradise with hiking and walking trails leading to spectacular bluffs and cliffs overlooking the sea.

  • Chinese Mountain...Quadra Island, B.C.

    Hike on well groomed scenic coastal trails with beds of ferns, salal, oregon grape and fragrant wild flowers at every turn. You'll also take in panoramic views of the island below.

  • Sidney Spit Marine Park...Sidney, B.C.
    (250) 656-0525.
    Pack your lunch or pitch a tent when visiting these beach side hiking trails.

  • Mount Newton/John Dean Park...Sidney, B.C.
    (250) 656-0525.
    Hiking trails abound in this majestic mountain setting.


  • CarTours...Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Hurricane Ridge, WA..
    (360) 571-3994.
    Visiting Mount St. Helens? Mount Rainier? Hurricane Ridge? More fully experience Washington's most popular mountains with these audio tours. As you drive through magnificent scenery, your CarTours tape describes the history, geology, ecology and even the oral history of these unique areas. Park rangers. naturalists, geologists and others interpret the landscape outside your window. Available at AAA of Washington Travel Stores, and directly at: Visit the website for a free sample.

  • Olympic National Park...Olympic Peninsula, WA.
    (360) 452-4502.
    Here you'll find numerous hiking adventures...ranging from wild coastal beach trails to exciting treks through the Hoh Rain Forest.

  • Hurricane Ridge...Port Angeles, WA.

    A hiker's paradise filled with unrivaled vistas and mountains dotted with sparkling lakes, lush meadows and glaciers.

  • Golden Basin/Stillaguamish River...Granite Falls, WA.

    This is an excellent hiking area in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness...Leavenworth, WA.

    This majestic group of lakes in the Wenatchee National Forest is probably one of the most popular destinations for hiking and backpacking in Washington.

  • Mount Rainier National Park...Ashford WA.
    (206) 569-2211.
    Numerous trails and backpacking adventures at every turn.

  • Sulphur Creek...Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington, WA.
    (425) 436-1155.
    Excellent base camp/campground set on the Suiattle River near the border of Glacier Peak Wilderness.Back country trails close by which connect with the Pacific Crest Trail.

  • Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge...Olympic National Park, WA.

    You'll find several good hiking trails in the park.


  • Kalmiopsis Wilderness & Siskiyou National Forest...Gold Beach, OR.
    (503) 247-6651.

  • The South Slough Sanctuary...Coos Bay, OR.
    (503) 888-4448.
    Hikers love this location just off Cape Arago Hwy. The sanctuary has over 4,400 acres of estuaries and falts.

  • The Rogue-Pacific Interpretive Center...Gold Beach, OR.
    (503) 247-6023.
    Here you'll find programs for the entire family which include tide pooling expeditions, clam digging, exploring early gold mines and studying forest wildlife.

  • Cape Perpetua...Yachats, OR.
    (503) 547-3289.
    If you want to feel totally energized you can hike up the 800-foot cape to the highest point on the Oregon Coast. Down below at Devil's Churn you find several other hiking trail to choose from.

  • Three Sisters Wilderness...Bend, OR.
    (503) 388-2715.
    This is considered utopia for hikers and mountain bikers. Some favorite sights include: The Deschutes River Recreation area, Swampy Lakes, the back side of Bachelor, and Todd Lake...all on National forest land.

  • Smith Rocks State Park...Terrebonne, OR.
    (503) 923-6207.
    A famous place for rock climbing in the Crooked River Canyon.

  • Wallowa Whitman National Forest...Joseph, OR.
    (503) 432-5331.
    Take a walk on the wild side and explore the pristine lake surrounded by Eagle Cap Wilderness.

  • Paradise Park & Mount Hood...Parkdale, OR.
    (503) 666-0701.
    Paradise Park is a popular trail 41/2 miles from Timberline Lodge. The best times for hiking in and around Mount Hood is May to early July.