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National Park and Wilderness Tour

Destination(s): Seattle

Take a tour of the most spectacular parks and wilderness area* on the continent! There are four main options for getting a chance to see the beautiful mountains, rivers and forests in the Northwest and you should decide ba*ed on what interests you most and how hard you want to work to get there. If you love beaches and forests, the Pacific Coa*t and the Olympic National Park are your best bet. If you pine for jagged peaks and alpine lakes, Mt. Rainier or the Alpine Lakes Wilderness are spectacular. If you’re most interested in volcanic geology then you should drive down to Mt. St. Helens. All of these options require a car rental unless you want to sit on a crowded bus for a guided tour. You should allow two days for each destination a* the drive time is lengthy and you'll want to have a chance to really enjoy each place. If you're backpacking, plan for three days minimum so you can have a day of decompression and gourmet food in Seattle before you head back to your daily grind (see 7 days in seattle). Be sure to pick up some local gourmet snacks at Pike Place Market. If you need any camping gear Northface, Feathered Friends and REI are all downtown. read more about National Park and Wilderness Tour

Port Angeles, Washington

Port Angeles, Washington

  • 121 East Railroad Avenue (Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce)
  • tel:+1 360 452 2363 / +1 877 456 8372 (Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce)
  • Visit website
  • Port Angeles, 98362
North Bend Ranger District

North Bend Ranger District

  • 42404 SE North Bend Way
  • tel:425-888-1421
  • North Bend, 98045

The North Bend Ranger District, located in the south-central portion of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers numerous recreational activities, spectacular views and scenic drives.

Staircase

Staircase

White River

White River

  • 18 miles east of US Highway 101
  • tel:360-569-2211
  • Visit website
  • , 98323
Denny Creek Campground

Denny Creek Campground

  • 42404 SE North Bend Way
  • tel:425-888-1421
  • , 98068
Hood Canal Ranger District

Hood Canal Ranger District

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-877-5254
  • Hoodsport, 98548

The Hood Canal District is sandwiched between the Olympic National Park to the west and Hood Canal to the east and reaches from the Buckhorn Wilderness to the areas south of Lake Cushman.

White River Ranger District

White River Ranger District

  • 450 Roosevelt Ave. East
  • tel:360-825-6585
  • Enumclaw, 98022

The White River Ranger District, located in the southern portion of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers numerous recreational activities, spectacular views and scenic drives.

Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Alpine Lakes Wilderness

  • 42404 SE North Bend Way
  • tel:425-775-9702
  • , 98288
Sol Duc

Sol Duc

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-452-4501
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Olympic Rain Forest Scenic Drive

Olympic Rain Forest Scenic Drive

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-288-2525

For those who prefer to experience the beauty of the Olympic Rain Forest from their automobile, the following route allows you to see a wide variety of features within a short period of time.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-452-4501
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Queets

Queets

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-452-4501
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North Fork

North Fork

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-452-4501
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Hoh Visitor Center

Hoh Visitor Center

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-452-4501
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Hoh

Hoh

  • 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd.
  • P.O. Box 68
  • tel:360-452-4501
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Hoh Rain Forest

Hoh Rain Forest

  • 18 miles east of US Highway 101
  • tel:+1 360 374 6925 (Hoh Ranger Station)/ +1 360 452 4501 (Park Headquarter
  • Visit website
  • Forks, 98831