Outdoor Recreation

Student Wellness Center

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Equipment Rental
Trip Planning

Outdoor Office Hours-Wednesday 1:30pm-2:00pm

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

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https://bellevuecollege.zoom.us/j/88921892343 (Links to an external site.) 

Meeting ID: 889 2189 2343

Find a New Place to HIKE

Washington Trails Association- An online hiking resource with trips report and trail details.  A lifetime of hike to explore in the great PNW wilderness.


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.

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 there Trails Out…

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

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.

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Gear Rental

Gear Rentals have been suspended during the COVID Pandemic. Rentals will return when a sufficient number of students return to campus.  Please drop by Wellness Center Office hours for help with trip planning and for any gear rental questions.

In an effort to support the health & wellness of our community, Bellevue College offer affordable equipment rentals to BC students, staff, and faculty. The Rental fee for outdoor travel equipment is $5 per item for a weekend, equipment must be returned by the following Friday. 

Step 1: Complete the online rental request

Step 2: Print your confirmation email

Step 3: Come to the Wellness Center, located in G114

Bring your confirmation email and come by the Wellness Center to retrieve your rentals!

*Faculty and staff will need to go to student central first to make payment.

Step 4: Return rentals by the following Friday. 

The following items are available:

  • Snowshoes
  • Tents
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping pads
  • Sleeping bags
  • Bear canisters

Wellness Center Hours (G114)

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Last Updated June 16, 2022