Bethany Wilderness Ministry is an outdoor adventure program that seeks to build community and foster belief, growth, and maturity in Jesus Christ. We do this by providing challenging, small group, wilderness adventures—facilitated by trained and qualified staff—through which God’s Word can be heard, experienced, and integrated into our daily lives. Through tailored programs focused on safety, excellence, and having fun, we hope to foster community, discipleship, servant leadership, and character development. It's a great way to meet new people and enjoy the natural beauty of God's creation together, and we hope you'll join us on our next Wilderness Ministry adventure.
Sat, July 21 | Central Cascades - Stevens Pass | $ 7 | Register Here by July 18
This is a 7.6 miles roundtrip hike with 2240 feet of elevation gain. We will hike through old-growth forest adjacent to the Wild Sky Wilderness. Several switchbacks will take us higher and higher first reaching a pretty, open ridge, full of alpine blueberry shrubs. Then we'll encounter rocky outcroppings of brilliant, sparkling white granite. Finally, nice rock steps lead us to the summit at 5760 feet which offers views of Glacier Peak, Baring, Index, the Monte Cristo Range, and Evergreen Mountain.
Fri, July 27 | Olympic Peninsula | $ 40 | Register Here by July 24
Buckhorn Lake is on the east side of the Olympics. The hike in is 6 miles (12 round trip) with 2000' of elevation gain. The trail goes through the old Tubal Cain Mine, so there will be lots of history to see, plus mountains. We will do a day hike on Saturday. Please join us on this fun adventure. Please note that we will be leaving Friday morning. Also let the leader know if you can drive or if you need to borrow gear. Hope to see you there!
Thu, August 2 | Mt. Rainier National Park | $ 7 | Register Here by July 30
Classic hike out of Paradise at Mt. Rainier. Wildflowers should be on display in this amazing alpine garden. Hike is approximately 5.5 mi. round trip, elevation gain of 1,450' with high point of 6,800'. More details at: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/skyline
Tue, August 7 | $ | Register Here by August 4
Come join the Bethany Wilderness Ministry for a BBQ. Summer has finally arrived and we have many upcoming events that we'd like to talk about. Learn more about our hikes, see some old friends, and connect with new members of the community.
Feel free to bring a friend or any snacks to share!
Dave's back yard patio
921 N 80th Street (just west of Aurora Ave on the same street as the Bethany Green Lake location)
Sat, August 11 | Olympic Peninsula | $ 40 | Register Here by August 8
This is an overnight excursion to the Olympic Peninsula. We will do a day hike to Moose Lake, 8.2 miles roundtrip with 1500ft elevation gain. In the evening we will join the Star Party at Hurricane Ridge. Many amateur and some professional astronomers will have telescopes set up for some amazing views of wonders in the night sky. Note, the hike is a day hike: out and back on the same day. We are overnighting because we will stay for the Star Party. We plan to tent at Heart 'o the Hills campsite.