Adventures

North Bend Escapes' Recommended Adventures

We compiled a list of our favorite adventures in the North Bend Area.  Most of these operate year round but in summer there are more choices due to the outdoor venues.  Click on an items you are interested in to get more information. 

Rally School Driving at Dirtfish
Rally School Driving at Dirtfish

Dirtfish Rally School and Helicopter Tours

Learn how to professionally control race cars on gravel, mud, and ice (in winter).  No experience required – instructors will accompany and teach.

300 acre property with various courses.

Helicopter tours on request

Dirtfish is a Twin Peaks Filming location (Sheriff Station and old sawmill)

Located near Ronette’s bridge on 396th Dr SE in Snoqualmie.  Just 2.4 miles up the river from Snoqualmie Falls.  

From Snoqualmie Falls, take highway 202 to the roundabout then second exit to Millpond Rd.  Left on 396th shortly thereafter.

Pro Ski and Mountain Service Alpine Ice Training
Pro Ski and Mountain Service Alpine Ice Training

Pro Ski and Mountain Service

Open 7 days, Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat-Sun 8-6.  Ski and mountain gear sales and rental as well as pro guiding services.

Backcountry ski trips, avalanche awareness and rescue classes,  rock climbing, and mountaineering.  Book a scheduled trip or hire a private guide for your own trip.

Classes offered in skiing, avalanche, rock climbing, and mountaineering 

Located in downtown North Bend.

Singletrack Cycles
Single Track Cycles

Singletrack Cycles

Open 7 days, Mon 11-5, Tue-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5, cycle rental, sales and repair.  Electric bikes available.

Hosts group cycling events throughout the year: Saturday road rides, Mountain bike rides at Tokul, Tiger, Duthie at night, Soaring Eagle, Black Diamond, Grand Ridge, and more

Located in downtown North Bend.

Snoqualmie River Rafting - Triad River Tours
Snoqualmie River Rafting - Triad River Tours

Snoqualmie River Rafting and Kayaking (Triad River Tours)

Seasonal whitewater rating and kayaking trips on Washington Rivers in the North Cascades.  Middle Fork Snoqualmie, Skykomish, Sauk, Skagit, and Nooksack Rivers.  

Normal rafting season is April – July on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie.  Normal inflatable kayaking season is June – July.

Triad River Tours is located in Bellingham, Washington which is 2 hours away from North Bend.  However, you never have to go to Bellingham.  Call 360-510-1243 to arrange a trip.  For the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River trips, the meeting place is in North Bend at Torguson Park.

Floating on Snoqualmie River
Floating on Snoqualmie River

Fall City River Floating - Snoqualmie River

Float in an inner tube for 4 miles down the Snoqualmie River from below Snoqualmie Falls to Fall City.  Reserve a tube and a shuttle to take you to the start point and then enjoy!  The time it takes to do depends on how much water is in the river and how fast it’s moving.

More more information and reservations, call them at 844-831-0448 or email at support@fallcityfloating.zendesk.com.

Meet at the Fall City Community Park next to the river next to the roundabout across the river from the Fall City Roadhouse.  Park in the lots next to the highway or along Neal Road adjacent to the Park.  No parking on Neal Road beyond the park.  This is also the “take out” point.

Issaquah Paddle Sports
Issaquah Paddle Sports

Issaquah Paddle Sports

Hourly Rentals: single person and tandem kayaks, single person paddle boards, pedal boats, tandem paddle boards and 4-person inflatable SUPs.  Full day rentals available on weekdays only.  No reservations, first come first serve.  Life Jackets and paddles included.  

Kayak lessons available.

On Tibbetts Beach in Lake Sammamish State Park at the south end of Lake Sammamish.  Open 7 days in season (May to September).  Hours are weather dependent.  

Rented Snowmobile and Tour from Motor Toys Cle Elum
Rented Snowmobile and Tour from Motor Toys Cle Elum

Motor Toys Rentals and Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Individual Rentals of Snowmobiles, ATVs, and Scooters.  

Snowmobiles: 2 hr tour, 4 hr private guide, 4/6/24 hr rentals available.  Single or double seaters.

ATVs: 2 hr tour, 2 hr private guide, 4/6/24 hr rentals available.  ATVs single or double, ACE single, 2/4/6 seater SxS

Located in Cle Elum (I-90 Exit 84 or 85) which is about 30 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass.   Address is 71 Airport Rd Cle Elum WA.  Phone 509-674-6807.

Riding a snowmobile rented at Cascade Playtime
Riding a snowmobile rented at Cascade Playtime

Cascade Playtime - Rent Jet Skis, Snowmobiles, Kayaks, Canoes, and Pontoon Boats

Create your own adventure in the Cascades winter or summer.

Winter.  Rent snowmobiles.  Receive a map and explore the well groomed trails.  Riding hours 9-5 daily.  Weekdays half price.  Cold weather gear and gas available.  

Summer.  Rent a jet ski, kayak, canoe, paddle board, or pontoon boat and explore Cle Elum Lake.

Located in Ronald, just west of Cle Elum (I-90 Exit 80) which is about 25 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass.   Address is 14181 Salmon La Sac Hwy, Ronald WA.  Phone 509-649-2444, email info@cascadeplaytime.com

AirSquared Paragliding-Inflight
AirSquared Paragliding-Inflight

Air Squared Paragliding

Get an exhilarating thrill along with breathtaking views.  Experience a tandem paraglider flight with an experienced pilot (no prior experience required).  Paragliding lessons also available.  

The tandem flight adventure takes about 2 1/2 hours to hike up the hill and fly down.  Flights guaranteed minimum 20 minutes (or get another flight) and could last an hour or longer depending on weather and conditions.

Paragliding site is located in Issaquah, about 15 miles from North Bend.  Address is 11350 Issaquah Hobart Rd SE, Issaquah WA.  For more info or to book, contact Todd at todd@air2paragliding.com or call 253-226-3357

A Fine Paragliding Day - Seattle Paragliding
A Fine Paragliding Day - Seattle Paragliding

Seattle Paragliding School

Seattle Paragliding School has a paragliding center located at the base of Tiger Mountain.  It has a classroom, a harness fitting station and 12 harness simulators and a training hill.  

Take a full course and become a certified paragliding pilot or simply take a tandem adventure flight with an experienced pilot.  Allow 3 hours.  Best flying hours are usually 3-7pm.  Bring your camera and take as many photos or videos as you like.

Paragliding site is located in Issaquah, about 15 miles from North Bend.  Address is 11206 Issaquah Hobart Rd SE, Issaquah WA.  For more info or to book, email marc@seattleparagliding.com or call 206-387-3477