Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

Hiking

Free Admission Days to National Parks in 2017

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On a budget? Then mark your calendars! Our National Parks offer FREE admission days for 2017. Free U.S. National Park Admission Days for 2017 January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20: Presidents’ Day April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 30: National Public Lands […]

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Like a Local: Exploring the Wild Northwest with Ashlee Langholz

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Northwest TripFinder’s new Like a Local series explores the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of avid travelers who live here. If you’re on Instagram and you love exploring the peaks and valleys of the Pacific Northwest, you should be following Ashlee Langholz. Then again, seeing as she has over 50,000 scenery-loving followers hanging on to […]

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Day Hikes and Cheap Sleeps in Washington’s Columbia River Gorge

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Are you in search of sunshine, open vistas and fields of wildflowers? Don’t wait for summer–find these adventures now on the sunny Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Sunshine and springtime wildflowers draw adventurers to the east end of the Columbia River Gorge. The views open up and you can see for miles. Oak trees […]

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Gear Closet: Up to 50% at REI

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The holidays are so over, as are last year’s models of many outdoor gear items. If you’re like me and don’t mind last year’s leftovers when they come 50% off, head on over to REI.com and check out their January clearance sale. Here are some highlights from the sale. Thanks for reading Northwest TripFinder. See […]

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Gifts for Intrepid Pacific Northwesterners

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The holidays are upon us. Whether you give lots of gifts this time of year or spread your generosity across the seasons, you might find yourself stumped over choosing the perfect present for the local traveler in your life. Here’s a little guide to some of our favorite things for local travelers this year. Whether your […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Icicle Creek Canyon

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No reservations? No problem. Get our FREE GUIDE to Last-Minute Camping in the Pacific Northwest. The Icicle Creek Canyon may be a tad far away to be Seattle’s outdoor playground (five to six hours of drive time, round-trip) but for many Central Puget Sound hikers and rock climbers, it is anyway. Simply put, it’s totally worth […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Trillium Lake, Mount Hood

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On the south side of Mt. Hood at 3,600 feet elevation is Trillium Lake, ringed with fragrant conifers and an easy, family-friendly loop trail. The Hike Trillium Lake Loop Trail is 2 miles round trip and circumnavigates the lake. It’s a great choice for kids or anyone who desires a flat, easy, beautiful trail. Pack your […]

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DAY TRIP: Hiking in Paradise at Mount Rainier

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Do you hear a mountain calling your name? It’s the most recognizable icon of Washington state’s landscape. It has three of our state’s best campgrounds and two outstanding historic lodges to sleep in. And whether you experience Mount Rainier National Park from a car, a wheelchair, a stroller or your hiking boots, it’ll knock your socks off. […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Beverly Beach and Yaquina Head

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I love this year-round central Oregon Coast trip because it combines a really nice campground experience (with yurts!) and plenty of good beach exploring. Devil’s Punchbowl is just to the north of the state park campground, and Yaquina Head Natural Area with Oregon’s tallest lighthouse is just to the south. And it’s right by the town […]

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Quick Escape: Lake Crescent

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People come to glacially-carved Lake Crescent to see its crystal clear waters ringed with fragrant conifers. They stay for an enchanting hike to a waterfall and a night at the historic lakeside lodge. Thousands of years ago, massive sheets of ice carved this long, deep lake through the Olympic mountains. And deep it is–the second deepest […]

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Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest