Adventurous Blue Mountain

There’s lots to love about the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the plethora of activities that await outdoor enthusiasts of every skill level. From Seattle and Portland to Bend and Walla Walla there’s plenty to keep adventure seekers busy. If you’re new to the area or just looking for new ways to enjoy your hometown we’ve got you covered with our top five activities to enjoy in the Blue Mountain region.

Hiking: Experience the Magic!

There are dozens of mountain trails in and around the Walla Walla region for those who love hiking. If you’re an expert you’ll find beautiful scenery and plenty of miles to work up a sweat. However, if you’re up for a more leisurely family stroll you’ll find easier mountain hikes and beautiful walking paths to enjoy around town. Adding to the allure of a trip to the East side of Washington is the climate of Walla Walla which is warmer and drier than the West side. This beautiful weather allows for an extended hiking season so even in the early spring and late fall there are trails to enjoy. The miles of hiking trails can open up great possibilities so include time for them as you plan your weekend getaway.

Biking & Cycling: Walla Walla on Two Wheels

Walla Walla is quickly making a name for itself in the world of cycling as the community plays host to the weekend-long Tour of Walla Walla cycling race each year. While there are a number of great road routes to enjoy, there are miles of trails for the more adventurous mountain biker. Of course, it’s always recommended that unless you know the region extremely well bicycle riders stick to well-maintained and marked routes.

There are gorgeous views to enjoy that can be difficult to reach on two feet for anyone who isn’t a marathon athlete so traveling those routes on two wheels is a great way to make sure you catch some of those heart-stopping views.

There’s plenty for riders to explore from a climb into the foothills, to a quiet cycle around the beautiful wheat fields. Spend a weekend exploring the area and plan to come back often to ensure you get to experience it all.

Camping: Your Favorite Travel To-do!

The Blue Mountain area boasts remarkable natural attractions with long walks in the national forests, dazzling vista views, and many lakes and rivers for swimmers. Whether you are looking for a couple nights stay off the beaten path or a campground with all the amenities, Walla Walla and the surrounding areas have got you covered.

There are dozens of accessible campgrounds that serve as a great homebase for tent campers, or those with a camp trailer or RV. There are also a few locations with cabins, maintained by the forest service, available for rent. Discovering Walla Walla gives you access to 1.4 million acres of the Umatilla National Forest that is absolutely perfect for exploring on foot, on two wheels or from your car.

Fishing: Relax and Enjoy!

Fishing is most definitely one of the most popular things to do for locals and tourists alike. Located in close proximity to both the Columbia and Snake Rivers there are plenty of species to catch for anglers of any age. From walleye and bass to salmon and steelhead it can be a great way to relax.

There are also a number of ponds that are stocked annually to help guarantee you’ll catch something. However even if you don’t feel a bite on the line, the joy of the time spent with friends and family coupled with the beauty of the area will make your time unforgettable.

You can also opt for guided tours if you’re new to the area or just want the added experience of a well-seasoned guide.

Snow Sports: Rejoice in Wintertime

There’s something truly magical about residing in an area that’s home to four seasons and provides opportunities to get outdoors at any time of the year. If you’re visiting the Blue Mountain region in the winter, don’t despair as there’s still plenty to enjoy. The area offers both downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and tubbing, or quiet walks around Walla Walla and the surrounding towns where you can get a great look at art or history.

Whether you’re visiting the area for a simple day trip or enjoying a long-weekend of wine tasting there’s plenty to enjoy in the outdoors. Plan your adventurous activities ahead of time by browsing a list of available opportunities by visiting We can’t wait to show you what our beautiful home has to offer.