Outdoor Recreation

The Wellness Center will be remote through winter quarter and will be offering online resources. Check out these resources to keep you active and outdoors until we can adventure together again soon.

The Pacific Northwest offers a beautiful background and an abundant number of outdoor recreation opportunities!

#1.  Adventures Friends! #BellevueWellness

We want our community of Adventure Friends.  Join us through Instagram to share your recent adventures with the hashtag #BellevueCollege. We will announce weekly winner and more importantly we can see where you have been and the adventures you are taking.

We are so excited to get back to offering adventures and will have a robust schedule when that is allowed.  Bookmark our website for what we are doing now and for the adventures later this year! https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/wellness/center/outdoor-recreation/

Follow along on Instagram @BCWellnessCenter

#2. Outdoor Office Hours- Tuesday 10:00-10:30am

We are still here to be your outdoor resource.  Join us via zoom for questions and trip planning help. Maps, Forecast, Locations, Trip Reports, Gear Questions and MORE…

Tuesday’s 10:00-10:30 AM, Join Zoom Meeting (must use SSO secure login “Bellevuecollege”)

#3. Winter Hiking – Get out There…

Getting outside for a hike/walk in the woods.  Outdoor time can improve your mood, decrease stress and its great exercise.   While the snow is in the mountain, there are still so many lowland options to choose from.

Winter Hiking Resources, WTA.org:

Winter Hiking Locations, WTA.org

#4.  30 Within 30

Here is our list of 30 great adventure within 30 minutes of Bellevue College, we have done the leg work to give you a great list of adventures.

#5.  King County Backcountry Trails – King County

  • If you enjoy hiking through lush forests, mountain biking on great single track trails or riding your horse on a mountaintop ridge, come explore King County Parks’ 180 miles of backcountry trails! Check their trails out

#6. Need a Map- Don’t leave Home without it

  • Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is the gem of King County’s 29,000-acre park system. Just minutes from Eastside cities such as Bellevue, Newcastle and Issaquah, Cougar Mountain Park provides an excellent example of our region’s unique historical, cultural and natural heritage. Recreation Maps – King County
  • Free Printable Topographical Maps for AnywhereStart Mapping Now with caltopo.com online for free.  The best kept secret about maps worldwide

#7. Ride a Bike

Bicycle route maps for the Puget Sound region: King County – Information about bikes and transit – Information about county trail system Kitsap County – PDF of 2004 route map – County Bike Plan Pierce County – Webpage for Tacoma-Pierce County 2013 route map – Information about county trails Snohomish County.

#8. Send us your best photo!

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Last Updated January 21, 2021