For advanced players. A challenging, vast mountain wilderness region with a few key shelters, originally settled by hardy homesteaders.
- In game description

Pleasant Valley is one of the central regions in The Long Dark.

The region connects to Timberwolf Mountain via a rope climb near Prepper's Abandoned Cache on the northeastern edge of the map. At the southeastern edge, a path travels through Cinder Hills Coal Mine to the Coastal Highway region. On the southwestern edge, a somewhat hidden path west of Cascading Falls leads to the Mystery Lake region through Winding River and Carter Hydro Dam.


Pleasant Valley is the third and largest region added to the game. The valley has few shelters, so gameplay focuses on surviving the elements, living off the land, and navigating by natural and man-made structures.

Frequent blizzards, wind storms, and very low temperatures pose a major hazard. The almost daily snowstorms and brutal windchills often begin during the night and can continue well into the afternoon, meaning players should be prepared to take advantage of good weather and to take cover when a storm is on the way.

Finding quality shelters from high winds and low temperatures can be difficult with low visibilty from snow or fog. Additionally, the hilly landscape can lead to disorientation, exhaustion, or leave the player vulnerable to wildlife ambushes.

Time expeditions well and prepare for sudden changes in the weather. Keep an eye out for landmarks to help navigate through the hills and trees, and, of course, beware aggressive bears, moose, and wolves that may wait just around the corner.

Two central indoor shelters serve as good primary bases:

A large barn (in the Pleasant Valley Outbuildings area) is located around the center of the map. The Outbuildings area also contains a few abandoned cars, hay trailers, dilapidated sheds, and tractors scattered around the perimeter. The barn is good location to set up base, as it possesses several valuable utilities such as a fire barrel, a work bench, lots of storage, a central location, and a bed (it is possible to sleep on the seat of the truck by selecting the bedroll on the menu where while inside the cab).

Located about five minutes west of the barn is Pleasant Valley Farmstead (walking through the hay bale field). This location, like the barn, has a few vehicles scattered around the perimeter. The vehicles may contain some miscellaneous supplies and can offer temporary shelter from weather or roaming predators. The farmstead is also a great location for a base. Like the barn, it possesses key utilities, including a stove and a fireplace, several beds with different warmth values, lots of storage, a work bench (in the basement accessed through the cellar door outside), a patio for testing the weather, and a large amount of loot. It is also located centrally and fairly close to the Outbuildings and Signal Hill, another useful indoor shelter.

See Locations for other potential bases, camps, and landmarks.

Locations Edit

There are many accessible locations within Pleasant Valley including:

Trivia Edit

  • Despite being the largest of the four maps, it has the second smallest number of buildings.
  • Pleasant Valley is currently the only map that hay trailers appear on.

Maps Edit

Gallery Edit

  • A view showing the expansive Pleasant Valley. Pleasant Valley outbuildings can be seen in the distance.
  • A snow-covered Tractor in Pleasant Valley.
  • Go to Pensive Pond
  • Go to Picnic Spot
  • Go to Rural Crossroads
  • Go to Cascading Falls
  • Go to Lower Falls
  • Go to Skeeter's Ridge
  • Go to Pleasant Valley Outbuildings
  • Go to Pleasant Valley Farmstead
  • Go to Heartbreak Bridge
  • Go to Contemplation Bridge
  • Go to Derelict Cabins
  • Go to End of the Road
  • Go to Draft Dodger's Cabin
  • Go to Signal Hill
Regions and Locations
Broken Railroad Broken BridgeHunter's BlindHunting LodgeLandslideLocomotive EngineMaintenance YardRickety Foot Bridge
Coastal Highway Abandoned LookoutBear Creek CampgroundCinder Hills Coal MineCoastal TownsiteCommuter's LamentJackrabbit IslandFishing CampLog SortMisanthrope's HomesteadQuonset GarageRabbit GroveRockfallSilent ClearingThe ToothTrain UnloadingWaterfront Cottages
Desolation Point Abandoned Mine No. 3Abandoned Mine No. 5Broken BridgeBlocked HighwayCaveHibernia ProcessingKatie's Secluded CornerLittle IslandLonely LighthouseMatt's TruckStone ChurchThe RikenWaterfall
Forlorn Muskeg Abandoned CampBunkhousesHat CreekHigh BlindLow BlindMarsh RidgeMuskeg OverlookOld Spence Family HomesteadPoacher's CampShortwave Tower
Mystery Lake Alan's CaveCamp OfficeCarter Hydro DamClearcutDave's Quiet ClearingDerailmentDeadfall AreaDestroyed LookoutForestry LookoutFrozen CreekLake OverlookLookoutLogging CampLake CabinsLone Lake CabinMax's Last StandMystery LakeRail TunnelTrapper's HomesteadTrain BridgeTrain Loading AreaUnnamed Pond
Mountain Town The ArchBank Manager's HouseCrashed Prison Transport BusHermit's CabinMackenzie's Crashed PlaneTown of MiltonMilton BasinMilton Credit UnionMilton HouseMilton ParkMilton Post OfficeOld SchoolhouseOrca Gas StationParadise Meadows FarmPicnic AreaSt. Christopher's ChurchRadio TowerRocky RefugeSpruce Falls BridgeTunnel CollapseWood Lot
Pleasant Valley Burned Ridge CaveCascading FallsCinder Hills Coal MineContemplation BridgeDerelict CabinsDraft Dodger's CabinEnd of the RoadForest CaveHeartbreak BridgeHilltop CaveLong CurveLower FallsLonely CabinsPleasant Valley OutbuildingsThree Strikes FarmsteadPleasant Valley FarmsteadMisty Falls Picnic AreaSignal HillRural CrossroadsPensive PondPicnic SpotSkeeter's RidgeUpper FallsPrepper's Abandoned Cache
Hushed River Valley Banner FallsCloudtop FallsHushed RiverLake CaveLandslideLittle Bear and Cub FallsLonely CaveLong Shot FallsMammoth FallsMany Falls VistaMonolith LakeMoose OverlookMysterious Signal FireOffset FallsPeak CavePensive VistaQuarreling FallsReclusive FallsStairsteps LakeTwin Sisters FallsValley CaveValley View PointWatchful Falls
Timberwolf Mountain Andre's PeakCave 1Cave 2Chasm CaveCrystal LakeDeer ClearingEcho Peak EastEcho Peak WestEcho RavineEngineEric's FallsForest CaveLanding GearMountaineer's HutSecluded ShelfSummitTail SectionWaterfall CaveWing
Transition zones Abandoned Mine No. 3Cinder Hills Coal MineOld Island ConnectorCaveThe RavineWinding River