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Things to Do

Near Index, WA

Return Year After Year To Enjoy All That Index Has To Offer!

From hiking and photography, to whitewater rafting and world-class climbing, Index is truly the center of an outdoor paradise! Many activities are located right out the Bush House Inn’s front door, while others are just around the corner. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite activities and sights here to get you started:

Outdoor Adventure Center

The Outdoor Adventure Center (located 1 block from the Bush House Inn) is our partner in providing incredible guided river adventures and outdoor activities for all ages and adventure levels. Be sure to check out their e-bike rentals!

In season, Outdoor Adventure Center offers guided rafting trips from mild to wild! Your family can enjoy rafting, family-friendly river float trips, inflatable kayaking tours, whitewater kayak instruction, kayak roll classes, swiftwater rescue training, custom team building events, youth classes and summer camps, and so much more.

You can inquire about their available activities when you arrive in Index, or schedule your adventure ahead of your arrival.

Milkwood on Main
Milkwood on Main is your place to find quality, creative, locally sourced and handmade furniture, apparel, home decor and more! Originally located in the Bush House gift shop next door to the Inn, Milkwood is now thriving in its new location in Monroe!

Allan is a remodeler, cabinet-maker and solid wood furniture maker. Frances is an artist who creates colorful clothing and home decor under the brand Edie Everette. Their store carries rotating works made by artisans they love.

Hiking Near Index, WA

There are many trails, lakes, waterfalls, and viewpoints to explore near Index, Washington and throughout the Skykomish River Valley! Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll, or a challenging climb, there are several options for you. Check the lobby for hiking information!

Popular local hiking trails include;

  • Wallace Falls
  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • Lake Serene
  • Heybrook County Park
  • Heybrook Lookout
  • Deception Falls
  • Index Wall
  • Index Flagpole (picnic point)

Most of our area hiking trails are accessible from May through October, though this can vary from season to season depending on the snow level and other factors. We suggest checking the recent trail reports on the Washington Trail Association website when planning your trip.

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