Steven's Pass

Located on the crest of the Cascade Range, we receive abundant and frequent snowfall. Cool air often drifts from the eastern slope of the range through the Stevens Pass area, keeping our snow relatively dry. Stevens is located on two national forests, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie on the west side of the crest and the Wenatchee National Forest on the east. Our forested area is predominately Pacific Silver Fir, Mountain Hemlock, and Subalpine Fir, offering a visual treat when covered by fresh snowfall. The winter weather is usually comfortable, with temperatures often in the mid-twenties.

Snowfall & Terrain:
We've got lots of it! Averaging 450" of snowfall each year, 105" of annual average snowpack, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain, including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces.

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Outdoor Adventures

Washington’s Best Outfitter welcomes you to your next Outdoor Adventure. Whether you are looking for a Professional Kayak School near Seattle, a Washington Raft and Kayak Outfitter to organize a trip for your family or business, a Youth Adventure Camp for your teens, or the best Adventure Rafting Company in Washington we are excited to serve you.

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Outdoor Adventures offers Whitewater River Rafting Trips, Whitewater Kayak Instruction, Sea Kayak Tours & Instruction, Leadership Camp, Youth Adventures, SUP & Surf Lessons, Fishing Trips, Camping in the Wild Sky Wilderness, Outdoor Cooking & Photography Classes, Canoe Adventure Trips, Adventure Races and Company Picnics for small to large groups. We also offer Themed Seasonal River Raft Floats including, gold panning, fishing, family fun, fall colors, eagle floats, & wine tasting.

Instruction & Certification Courses: Raft Guide Training, ACA Sea Kayak Instructor Certificates, ASHI Wilderness First Aid Training, ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certificate, and Leave-No-Trace Instructor Certification courses.

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Hiking in Index

Wallace Falls

Wallace Falls give a spectacular display from several viewpoints along the trail. The trail is most commonly traveled as an out and back but you can form a loop by continuing past the falls and returning via an old logging railroad bed. The 256 foot tall falls are a great sight and this hike is a must for anyone who lives in Western Washington! The trail begins in the open, underneath some power lines before entering the forest and forking. The right fork is wooded and more scenic. The trail is well built and follows the river most of the time. The first viewpoint is at an old shelter and is a great place for a picnic or a turnaround point for families. The middle viewpoint is located another 0.5 miles down the trail while the third viewpoint is situated yet another 0.5 miles down the trail.

Lake Serene

The trail to Lake Serene is full of beauty, with both Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene competing as major attractions along the way. Bridal Veil Creek makes its way from the lake, cascading all the way over rocks in many streams. The creek descends 1,300 feet in less than a half of mile with much of the elevation loss being in the form of free falls. The just as impressive Lake Serene is surrounded by steep rock cliffs and Mount Index, towering 3,500 feet above. The lake lies at only 2,500 feet but due to its northern aspect, snow lingers till July in most years.

Barclay Lake

The hike to Barclay Lake is an easy walk, at its worst. The trail is well maintained and in great condition. The hike is basically level and follows Barclay Creek for most of the hike. Barclay Lake is located a short distance from the trailhead with Baring Mountain towering over the glistening lake at its base. This hike is excellent for novice hikers, but a beautiful one nonetheless.

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