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We do customized trips! Location and times of trips subject to change due to
weather and snow conditions. Register at the Northwest Adventure Center on
North Fort Lewis 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Private Trips Brochure

Pre-registration is required for all trips.
Schedule, fees and trip details, to include meeting times, are subject to change without notice.  Register through WebTrac at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/jblmrectrac.html or at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North. Trip pick up locations are the NAC and McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited. Group rates/private trips available. For more information,
call 252-967-6263.

ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BE ACCOMANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. 

Bella Donna trips are ladies-only.
Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides; add $20 for meal & souvenir cup; volunteer option

Popular with Families

Especially accommodates
people with exceptional needs

Family Friendly Exceptional Needs

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21 years and older

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Kayak Skills Class

    Adults Only

Tuesday, May 16
Outdoor Recreation offers five levels of two-hour kayak skills classes.

  1. Level one: proper paddling techniques and how to buddy-rescue.
  2. Level two: edging maneuvers and self-rescue.
  3. Level three: recovery techniques and muscle memory exercises for the roll.
  4. Level four: multiday kayak trip prep and t-rescue.
  5. Level five: the roll.

The next sea kayak skills class is Tuesday, May 16. Start at any time and master as many levels as you’d like! Meet at Kimbro Pool inside McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 12 ($25) Clinic with NAC expert guides

Bella Donna bike

    Adults Only

Friday, May 19
Let us guide you on an incredible day right in your backyard Friday, May 19! We’ll take our bikes on gentle terrain across the Coal Miner trail from Cle Elum to the famous town of Roslyn. Get to know this incredible state, and adventure into the middle of the Cascade Mountains with us. Roslyn is famous for the filming site of Northern Exposure, and we’ll explore many businesses still functioning today. Minimum age: 14. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($100) Trip with NAC expert guides

Sunday, May 21
Adventure kayak Deception Pass

Kayaking the waters of Deception Pass is truly an adventure! Not a beginner paddle, the pass offers opportunities to paddle in strong currents and develop an appreciation for tidal influence. This Sunday, May 21 trip is an opportunity to expand your skills while paddling through strong currents and crossing eddy lines. This trip is geared toward instruction to advance your skills in difficult conditions. Trip includes gear, guide and transportation. Difficulty: intermediate-advanced; paddling distance: 5 miles; paddling time: 4-5 hours. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the Northwest Adventure at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($100)

Sunday, May 21
Hike Wallace Falls

A large majority of this five-and-a-half mile trek follows 1,300 vertical feet of Wallace Falls with several scenic vistas. Several scenic waypoints along the falls mean several opportunities to hike as much or as little of the trail as you’re able. A small picnic shelter at the middle falls provides a great place to rest up and grab a bite on the way up or down. Join us Sunday, May 21. Difficulty: intermediate; distance: 5.6 miles round-trip; elevation gain: 1,300 feet. Minimum age: 16. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($55)

May 27-28
Olympia National Park beach camp

Second Beach is an easy 0.7-mile forested hike to the coastal camp. The beautiful coastline is accented with several large seastacks. Second Beach is recognized as one of Olympic National Park’s crown jewels, and its views and surroundings don’t disappoint. Visit this amazing place May 27-28 and take pictures during the sunrise, sunset and everything in between. We provide transportation, camping permit, tent, bear can, headlamp and water purification system, dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day. You provide sleeping bag, snacks and toiletry items. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($175)

Friday, June 2
Summit Mount Baker – Easton Glacier Route

Mount Baker is a spectacular volcano in the North Cascades that offers excellent mountaineering from beginners to experts alike. Baker tantalizes residents of Seattle on clear days and stuns ferry passengers in the San Juan Islands. Located only 34 miles inland from sea level at Bellingham, the volcano has dramatic relief. Mount Baker also achieves prominence as the 3rd highest summit in the state and as the iciest mountain in the Cascades. An unbelievable annual snowfall (world record of approximately 98 feet in 1998) sustains more than 100 square kilometers of glaciers and permanent snowfields. Crevasses are a major danger, dictating that all parties be proficient in glacial travel and rescue. When weather and snow conditions are right the view from the rounded summit is extraordinary! Included in the trip fee: technical climbing gear, boots, camping equipment, transportation to/from JBLM and guided instruction. For info email JBLMalpineclub@gmail.com or stop by the Northwest Adventure Center.
 ($750)

Saturday, June 3
Photography Steptoe Butte

Palouse is a region in southeastern Washington almost entirely comprised of rolling fields of wheat and legumes. The farmers literally live off the land here. For photographers, the Palouse is a playground with rolling hills of young lush green wheat, vibrant yellow rapeseed, along with old barns and lone trees. All of these things combined with the right light, create some truly amazing images. Join us for this destination photography clinic Saturday, June 3. Minimum age: 16. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. ($200)

Saturday, June 3
Bungee Jump/Zip Line

If adrenaline is what you crave, you won’t be disappointed with this Saturday, June 3 trip! Head to the base of Mount St. Helens to bungee jump off one of the highest bungee bridges in the country! Zip line over the canyon for an adventure in the tree on seven different zip lines. Bungee jumpers get two jumps and a T-shirt. Minimum weight: 90 lbs. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewi s North at 9 a.m. Pre-registration required before Wednesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. ($135)

Saturday, June 3
Skykomish rafting

Your expertly guided rafting adventure includes nine miles of class III-V whitewater rapids of the Skykomish Saturday, June 3. Three miles into the trip, you’re faced with the infamous class-V, "Boulder Drop” which challenges even the most experienced boaters. Exhilarating rapids such as "Lama Ledges," "Lunch Hole," "Railroad," "Fun," "Proctor Rapid" and "Deja Vu" will continue to keep your adrenaline pumping the entire trip. Don't worry – a photographer will be there to capture the most memorable moments so that you can share them with your friends, Family and co-workers (photos are available for viewing and purchase). At the end of your trip, you'll enjoy a quick shuttle back to the River House for a delicious dinner (included in the price of the raft trip). Our on-site café means that you can also enjoy an adult beverage or espresso if you'd like. Transportation, rafting, gear and meal are included. Difficulty: beginner; time: 10 hours. Minimum age: 16; prerequisite: confident swimmer.  Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 11:15. Pre-registration required before Wednesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. ($120)

Sunday, June 4
Kayak San Juan Islands

This Sunday, June 4 kayaking trip feature fantastic views of the heart of the San Juan Islands. As we paddle along the eastside of San Juan Island, enjoy the beauty of storm-sculpted evergreens and rocky cliffs covered in grasses and wildflowers. Dense kelp forests that sway in the currents and the steep cliff shores are sprinkled with purple sea stars and barnacles. Keep an eye out on this trip – there’s a possibility of seeing orcas, along with other oceanic wildlife. Trip fee includes: ferry pass, launch fees, gear, instruction and guide. Difficulty: easy-moderate; distance: 4 miles; time on water: 4 hours. Departure time depended upon publication of summer 2017 ferry schedule.  ($150)

Sunday, June 4
Horseback riding

Explore the beautiful Cascade Mountains by horseback with Cle Elum’s Flying Horseshoe Ranch Sunday, June 4. This dude ranch has been around since 1955, and they’ll walk you through the steps it takes to groom, prepare and safely ride your horse. We’ll then cruise around the hillsides enjoying everything the area has to offer. Escape the hustle of the summer and get away with us and a new furry friend. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($70)

Saturday, June 10
Introduction to standup paddleboarding

Learn how to standup paddleboard in the safest environment possible Saturday, June 10. Join us as we show you the ins and outs of SUP on American Lake. We use very forgiving inflatable boards from NRS. All ages 3 and older are welcome, but children younger than 12 must be on a board with an adult. ($45; ages 3-12: $25)

Sunday, June 11
Waterfall photography

Head to Lower and Middle Falls to work on your waterfall photography skill Sunday, June 11. Waterfalls are all different with variable lighting conditions, air saturation, surrounding landscape, water speed and footing. In this trip, you’ll learn the effect different settings have on the final image, as well as how to choose the correct setting and exposure, correct use of filters, composition and choice of lens – plus how to get that silky water effect. Minimum age: 16. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. ($75)

Whitewater raft Wenatchee

Family Friendly Exceptional Needs Adults Only

Sunday, June 11
Join us for a trip down the beautiful Wenatchee River Sunday, June 11. We’ll put in near the unique Bavarian town of Leavenworth and paddle through the many exciting class-III rapids.  Travel to the east side of the mountain for a hot day in the sun.  Gear, instruction and transportation included.  Minimum age: 12. No rafting experience necessary.  Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 8:30. ($65 – add $20 for a steak dinner; ask about our private trips for groups and units – groups of 24 or more are just $60 per person). Reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with special needs; popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, June 17
Bella Donna yoga & climb

Yoga and rock climbing complement each other in an extraordinary way, and as such, this is the perfect opportunity to take the yogic disciplines of breath, balance, focus and flexibility into the vertical world. Take your rock-climbing skills to the next level with individualized instruction during a workshop at Exit 38. Start the day with an invigorating yoga practice, climb all day, learning new tricks or refining others and wind down with a relaxing flow as the sunsets Saturday, June 17. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 7 a.m. Minimum age: 16. ($75)

Bike the Snoqualmie Tunnel

  Family Friendly Adults Only

Saturday, June 17
Ride through the Snoqualmie Tunnel (nearly 2 miles long) Saturday, June 17. From there, we’ll snake our way around the hills and over old train trestles on our way to Rattlesnake Lake. The best part is it’s all downhill! Trip fee includes guide, transportation, bike, helmet, gloves and headlamp. Difficulty: easy; distance: 22.5 miles; ride time: 3.5 hours. Minimum age: 14. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($55) Popular Family trip; trip with NAC expert guides

Saturday, June 17
Paddleboard Tacoma

The Foss Waterway Seaport is dedicated to connecting people to the wonder that is the Puget Sound. We travel up this waterway to access Commencement Bay as see all of water this waterfront has to offer Saturday, June 17. Minimum age: 12. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 8:30 a.m. ($60)

Sunday, June 18
Horseback riding

Explore the beautiful Cascade Mountains by horseback with Cle Elum’s Flying Horseshoe Ranch Sunday, June 18. This dude ranch has been around since 1955, and they’ll walk you through the steps it takes to groom, prepare and safely ride your horse. We’ll then cruise around the hillsides enjoying everything the area has to offer. Escape the hustle of the summer and get away with us and a new furry friend. Meet at the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 9 a.m. ($70)

Pedals & pints

  Adults Only

Sunday, June 18
Head to Woodinville Sunday, June 18 to bike along the Sammamish River Trail to Marymoor Park and back.  We’ll finish this excursion with a tour of the famous Redhook Brewery and dinner at the Forecaster Pub. Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; distance: 12.5 miles. Minimum age: 21. Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 10 a.m. ($55) Clinic with NAC expert guides

Sunday, June 18
Father’s Day raft

Your expertly guided rafting adventure includes nine miles of class III-V whitewater rapids of the Skykomish Sunday, June 18. Three miles into the trip, you’re faced with the infamous class-V, "Boulder Drop” which challenges even the most experienced boaters. Exhilarating rapids such as "Lama Ledges," "Lunch Hole," "Railroad," "Fun," "Proctor Rapid" and "Deja Vu" will continue to keep your adrenaline pumping the entire trip. Don't worry – a photographer will be there to capture the most memorable moments so that you can share them with your friends, Family and co-workers (photos are available for viewing and purchase). At the end of your trip, you'll enjoy a quick shuttle back to the River House for a delicious dinner (included in the price of the raft trip). Our on-site café means that you can also enjoy an adult beverage or espresso if you'd like. Transportation, rafting, gear and meal are included. Difficulty: beginner; time: 10 hours. Minimum age: 16; prerequisite: confident swimmer.  Depart from the Northwest Adventure Center at Lewis North at 11 a.m. or McChord Field’s Adventures Unlimited at 11:15. Pre-registration required before Wednesday, June 14 at 5 p.m. ($120)

Open-water scuba The first level of any diver’s education, the goal of open-water scuba is to make you a safe, confident and competent diver. With this certification, you can dive at a maximum of 60 feet. The requirements are: swim continuously for 200 yards and able to tread water or float for 10 minutes. There are academic requirements that involve lectures, quizzes and exams. Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a certification card that recognizes you as an open-water diver, allowing you to dive anywhere in the world! Join us for this week-long course July 7–13 or July 14–20. Minimum age: 15 ($195)

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