Adventures! Memories! Hospitality! Friendships! Laughter! Great Experiences!

Greetings! We facilitate outdoor activities with a sensitivity for people of varied abilities. Our organizational strength is built on the camaraderie that develops from enjoying nature together. We are a non-competitive group that encourages community and quality friendships, all while enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Northwest! With plenty of hiking options around, you are sure to find a trail to enjoy!  Other activities we'll embark on from time to time include backpacking, camping, retreats, bicycling, kayaking/canoeing, snowshoeing, picnics and plenty more..

While we typically don't race up mountains, we do occasionally schedule more challenging hikes, but we have a wide variety of hike levels to choose from. Our hikes are meant to be enjoyable and memorable! Meandering and photography are most welcome and strongly encouraged! No one will be left behind on the trail.

We currently don't impose any annual dues or membership fees. However, we do ask each participant to help with fuel costs and other expenses connected with our activities and events.  For day hikes, we will suggest a monetary amount to help carpool drivers with fuel costs. Those amounts will be listed on each scheduled activity/meetup.

Anyone is welcome. We are a diverse, safe, easy-going, down to earth and respectful group. You are encouraged to bring family, friends, kids, and other acquaintances!

We only request that you adhere to all safety rules and precautions, and practice Leave-No-Trace ethics and outdoor-related common sense. Doing this will help to make each outing an enjoyable one for all! Being safe [and prepared] is paramount in all we do!

We look forward to meeting you and welcome your participation! Thanks for checking us out and we hope to see you on the trail soon!


Disclaimer: Trailside is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of trail and weather conditions are based on best available information, are subject to change, and are no guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose. You may join us on this hike at your own risk. Keep in mind that hiking involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. You are responsible for your own safety and the more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe. Signing up for any Trailside organized event indicates that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of this disclaimer and hold harmless all Trailside Organizers and Leaders in the event of injury or loss.


*We are always looking for willing Assistant & Event Co-Organizers! Join us today to find out how to become one! It's easy as 1-2-3! {these are volunteer positions}




{below example is from Trailside's website, circa 2011}




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