Pacific Northwest with Meghan the Traveling Teacher

From lush rainforests to rocky coasts to wildflower dotted meadows and glaciated peaks – Washington is home to some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in North America.


Trip Length

5 Days


Mild to Moderate

Group Size

8-12 Persons

Trip Dates

July 17-21, 2023




All transfers
Private guided tours of Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks Private Sea Kayaking and Mountain Biking Tour
Two nights at Quileute Oceanside Resort
Two nights at Loge Alta Crystal
Meals as indicated below

Not Included

Flights to the destination
Gratuity for your guides
Meals not indicated below


Booking as a duo? You can save $200 if you’re booking for a couple who will share a king bed.


Trip Info

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most dramatic and dynamic landscapes in the country. We’ll explore its rocky coasts, venture into the heart of a rainforest, and hike alongside one of the most fascinating glaciated volcanoes in the world – all in just five days!


Summer is a wonderful time to visit Washington and the weather can be extremely varied. We’ll be exploring a variety of locations each with its own weather trends.

In general, you should be prepared for warm, comfortable days with temperatures in the 70s – possibly reaching the 80s in the afternoon. Nights will be cooler with lows in the 50s. Though less likely this time of year, there is always the potential for rain. High elevations on Mount Rainier may even have lingering snow this time of year!


Good Trippers can be any age but most of our travelers are in their 30s – 50s.

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have guided trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip.

All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email

Intensity – Mild 

This trip is appropriate for beginner hikers, bikers, and paddlers. We will be quite active, so we hope you’re up for the challenge! Your Good Trip guide will have your safety at top of mind at all times and most activities can be adapted to your particular experience level.



  • Two nights in single occupancy suites at Quileute Oceanside Resort*
  • Two nights in a double-occupancy suite at Loge Alta Crystal

*If you are booking as a duo and would like to share a king suite, you can save $200 when you check out. Use code “PNWROOMSHARE”


Your guide will pick you up early in the day on July 17th. Please plan to arrive and/or be ready by 8AM. We can pick guests up at SeaTac airport or anywhere within about 15 minutes of downtown Seattle.

If you opt to arrive on the 16th, please note that you are responsible for booking your own pre-trip accommodations. Please reach out to Meghan if you’d like to join the shared accommodation on the night of the 16th.

We’ll return to Seattle on July 21st by early afternoon, dropping folks off at accommodations downtown or at the airport. If you are staying in Seattle this evening, you are responsible for booking your own accommodations. If you are departing via air today, please book a flight for 2PM or later.


Day 1

We’ll meet you in Seattle this morning! After meeting your adventure-mates upon arrival, we’ll load up and head out to the Olympic Peninsula. Along the way, we’ll make a stop for a pizza lunch at a charming local cidery. After lunch, we’ll take a visit to Hurricane Ridge for stunning, sweeping views of the Olympics’ high snowy peaks and a hike to get our legs warmed up.

After a very full day, we’ll head west to our home for the next two nights – Quileute Oceanside Resort. This property – managed by the Quileute people – is home to some of the most stunning sunsets in North America, so be sure to head out to the beach to see before settling into bed!

Meals: L

Day 2

Today we’ll spend the morning exploring the rocky coast outside on the west side of the peninsula. The intertidal zone is full of biodiversity and curious creatures are just waiting to be discovered – if you know where to look. We’ll spend the part of the day tidepooling and walking along the beach.

Next, we’ll head into the heart of the park and discover the magic of the Hoh rainforest. One of the few remaining temperate rainforests on earth, this biodiversity hotspot receives over 120” of rain each year! The payoff is huge – dense, lush mosses hang from the trees and strange animals like banana slugs lay hidden in the detritus of the forest floor. We’ll spend our day hiking through this one of a kind ecosystem with plenty of time to stop and discover the entire universe beneath our feet.

Tonight, we’ll all work together to make a delicious camp cooked dinner on the beach, alongside a cozy fire as the sun sets.

Timing for the day may be adjusted based on tides

Meals: L, D

Day 3

Another action packed day awaits! We’ll start our day with a private sea kayaking tour of Freshwater Bay – where we’ll keep our eyes peeled for aquatic wildlife like bald eagles, otters, and seabirds. After enjoying a picnic lunch, we’ll head inland for a mountain biking ride along the Elwha river. Both activities are appropriate for novice and intermediate paddlers and riders.

After an extremely full day on the water and trails, we’ll head east toward Tahoma (Mount Rainier) and settle into our newly renovated cabins at Loge Alta Crystal.

Meals: L

Day 4

Today, we’ll spend the full day on the trails of Mount Rainier National Park – in the stunning Sunrise area or Yakima Park. Dotted with wildflowers, our trail will take us through alpine meadows and past countless viewpoints of the massive, glaciated peak. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for marmots and mountain goats along the way! Tonight, we’ll enjoy a final meal together before settling into bed.

Meals: L, D

Day 5

Today is a free day to explore Seattle. Your guide may make suggestions for places to visit or may arrange a day trip, depending on the group’s preference. Possible points of interest to visit may include Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, the Chihuly Gardens, or the Museum of Pop Culture.

Meals: No meals included

Pack List

  • Required Gear
    • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
    • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
    • Pack cover
    • Headlamp
    • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
  • Recommended Gear and Personal Item
    • Sunscreen
    • Earplugs
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
    • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
    • Small, quick dry towel
  • Required Clothing
    • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
    • Rain jacket or shell
    • Breathable wicking base layers
    • Lightweight hiking pants
    • Warm clothes to sleep in
    • Warm hat
    • Gloves
    • Sun hat with a brim
    • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
    • Hiking boots
    • Sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes for walk around town
      Clothes for dinners and meals out
  • Recommended Clothing
    • Rain pants (optional)
    • Buff or neck scarf
    • Comfortable clothes for evenings at hotel
    • Sandals or camp shoes
    • Crocs or water shoes

Pacific Northwest with Meghan the Traveling Teacher


Booking as a duo? You can save $200 if you’re booking for a couple who will share a king bed.

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