Outdoor Recreation

Earth Week


April 20 – April 24, 2020

Now, more than ever, is the time to engage and appreciate our immense natural resource…the land…the Earth.
Bellevue College is incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by open spaces, trails, greenways, wetlands, and forests. See what you can do to ensure the future health from our planet!
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How to Get Out There, During the Stay Home Order:

Get Out There

As most know, Washington State is under a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. It is currently scheduled to be in effect until May 4th, but this may be extended. The measures to achieve social distancing are making a difference and the curve is flattening! While many of the most popular parks and trails are closed, there is ample opportunity for staying active in nature. Remember, your backyard or neighborhood is right there…walk, run, or just take a nap in the shade!
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Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing


January 28, 2020, 6:00-8:00 PM

Redmond Vertical World

Rock climbing is a great way to relieve stress, build muscle tone and improve self-efficacy. It’s also one of the statistically safest recreational activities available. Put life priorities in perspective by dangling from a 40’ cliff with a fellow BC student. All climbing equipment and instruction is provided. Packing list and information sheet provided upon online registration.Learn more…

National Wear Red Day – Greenbelt Photo Hike


February 7, 2020, 12:30-3:30 PM

Phantom Lake

Meet at nearby Phantom Lake for a photography focused group hike. We will be exploring the Lake Hills Greenbelt Trail system while observing National Wear Red Day to support heart and cardiovascular health. This will be an easy to moderate paced hike, as we will take our time to observe the Winter landscape. Be sure to bring layers, snacks, and a camera as we enjoy the many ways to connect with our local suburban greenspaces.Learn more…

Introduction to Snowshoeing – RESCHEDULED Data/Time


February 20, 2020, 5:00-7:30 PM

Source Lake Basin-Snowshoe Under the Stars

Basic snowshoe information, snowshoes, route selection and views will be provided. Participants will meet in the Snoqualmie pass region for a great afternoon workout and mental reboot. Be prepared for winter driving and dress for winter weather conditions. Packing list, information sheet and carpooling information provided. Get out There!!!Learn more…

Introduction to Mountain Biking


February 25, 2020, 2:00-5:00 PM

Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park

The PNW is fast become a mountain biking destination, this is your chance to see if this is your next hobby. We provide the bike, helmet and instruction to make your day educational and something worth remembering. Participants will learn about required gear, trail safety, bike preparations /checks, handling techniques and the local knowledge to create a repeatable experience.Learn more…

Mount Rainier Hut Trip-Overnight Snowshoe


March 11-12, 2020

Bruni Snow Bowl Hut, Mount Tahoma Trail Association, Ashford, WA

Join us in Ashford, WA for an overnight adventure you won’t forget. The hike to the hut will be moderately strenuous but well worth it for the spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the memories you’ll make along the way! Register online to secure your spot on this unique trip. Required Planning Session on March 5th from 2:00-3:00 PM.Learn more…

Guided Hike


March 13, 2020, 2:30-6:30 PM

Rattlesnake Ledge

Meet at the rattlesnake ledge trailhead for a group hike. Great experience for first time hikers. Basic information and topographical maps will be provided. Come prepared with comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a day pack with water, food, clothing and a light source (head lamp required). Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast and start your weekend in an active and invigorating. Learn more…

Tandem Sea Kayaking


July 24, 2019 – 2:00-4:00 PM

Northwest Outdoor Center, Lake Union

Kayaking the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest can be fun and safe. Participants will meet at Northwest Outdoor Center in Seattle for a short educational orientation and then set out on the water for a 1.5 hour paddle with great views of the Seattle skyline. Learn more…

Into the Woods with Stress Management

students rock climbing

July 23-Aug 6, Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM

Bellevue College Challenge Course

Join Laurie Carlson outdoors on the BC Challenge Course for an hour of instruction, reflection and practice of Stress Management tools and techniques. Learn more…