Rare Earth Adventures

Rare Earth Adventures provides outdoor guide services and educational courses in the Pacific Northwest.

Guided trips include but are not limited to summiting Mt. St. Helens, summiting Mt. Adams, backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail (women’s and LGBTQIA+ dates available), back-country skiing and split-boarding, and snowshoeing. Don’t see an activity here, or want a special trip just for your group? Rare Earth is happy to work with you to arrange a private tour.

Rare Earth frequently partners with the non-profit organization Climb for Hope, to raise money to fight multiple sclerosis and breast cancer on fundraiser climbs on Mt. Rainier, Pico de Orizaba, and in the Grand Canyon.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 5.0/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating based on 55 reviews


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    September 4, 2020

    3 Night/4 Day PCT Women's Backpacking Trip”

    This was my first backing trip since High School and I did not know what to expect. The people were fantastic. Anastasia was my guide and she was very patient and so helpful. Even thou I was unable to finish I loved the trip and will finish the trip next year. I would recommend Rare Earth Adventures to anyone. They are so helpful and they don't charge if you need some equipment.

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    September 3, 2020
    Aditi K

    3 Night/4 Day PCT Women's Backpacking Trip

    I flew in to Portland all the way from Florida for my first overnight backpacking trip - 3 nights on the PCT (women's trip). I did not really know what to expect as I had never backpacked before. But Rare Earth Adventures was so welcoming and supportive. They lent me any and all the gear I needed at no extra charge - everything from a backpack to a tent and sleeping pad. Anastasia was my guide and she was so patient, informative and kind. She taught me everything. Now I feel more confident backpacking. I even know how to pitch a tent and filter water. If this is your first time backpacking or you are an experienced hiker and you just want to meet new people, I highly recommend a trip with Rare Earth Adventures. All the guides are so friendly and you will feel safe and learn so much. I came alone but left with many friends!

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    July 16, 2020

    Pacific Crest Trail

    The trip was a great experience. Good group of people and our guide Michael was awesome. We lucked out with perfect weather, which helped! Rare Earth was a pleasure to work with and delivered.

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    August 29, 2019

    Mount Adams Climb

    Had a great trip with our guides Cody and Daven. We had a tough climb considering the weather but no matter the situation Cody and Daven were encouraging, supportive and fun as well as making sure we were safe and comfortable. The support from everyone at Rare Earth was great. We'd definitely do it again, especially for the huckleberry milkshakes after the climb!

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    August 27, 2019
    Melinda A

    Mt Adams

    I recommend going through Rare Earth Adventures whole heartedly. Thanks to Cory and Daven for a great trip up Mt Adams. It was an extra long summit day since we started low on the mountain due to rain the first day. Our guides were amazing, positive, patient, and really supportive. Julie is very thorough with information on everything from what to pack to what to expect. I hope to have an opportunity to climb with these folks again some day.

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