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Washington Olympic and Cascades Adventure

 

Explore the best of the diverse Pacific Northwest with a journey from its coastal tidepools to its highest glaciated peak.

TRIP DATES:

July 7-13, 2024 | August 18-24, 2024 | September 18-24, 2024

Trip Length

7 Days

Intensity

Level 2

View our intensity scale.

Group Size

Up to 8 People

For larger groups, contact us.

$1950 Per Person

 

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most dramatic and dynamic landscapes in the country. Alongside your knowledgable hiking guide, we’ll explore its rocky coasts, venture into the heart of the lush rainforest, and climb to the foot of a glacial volcano – all in just seven days!

Activities
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Kayaking

 

Included
  • Medically-trained, naturalist guides
  • Round-trip transportatio
  • Campsite reservations & fees
  • One night in Seattle hotel (double occupancy)
  • Tent, sleeping pad, and group camping equipment
  • Lake kayaking
  • All meals indicated in itinerary
  • Park entry fees

 

Not Included
  • Flights
  • Gratuity for your guide
  • Sleeping bag
  • Meals on the road or in town (see itinerary)
  • Personal camping gear (see pack list)
Weather

Fall 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, cool nights with lows in the 40s, and the potential for lots of rain. High elevations on Mount Rainier may even see snow this time of year!

Intensity- Mild to Moderate

Most days will include hikes that are approximately 3-4 miles with mild to moderate elevation change. Expect to be active for about 4-6 hours a day. Day 5 will be the most challenging day, with a moderate hike at altitudes that some consider challenging. The final route will be tailored to our group. Suitable for most fit travelers with some hiking experience.

 

 

Accommodations
  • Three nights camping in Olympic National Park
  • Two nights camping in Mount Rainier National Park
  • One night at 2-3* hotel in Seattle
  • Pricing is based on double occupancy accommodations
Flights

Please plan to arrive at SeaTac International Airport by 11:00 AM PST on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up shortly after arrival. Alternatively, your guide can collect you from your accommodation or another central point in Seattle (within 30 minutes of airport) by 10:00 AM PST if you choose to arrive a day early.

Your guide will transport the group to the airport at 10:00 AM PST on Day 7. Please plan a departure after that time or be prepared to find personal transportation to the airport from the hotel if your flight departs earlier or much later.

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Day One

 

Arrive in Seattle and meet your guide by mid-morning for transfer to Olympic National Park. We’ll kick things off with a short afternoon hike along picturesque Hurricane Ridge for dramatic views of the Olympic Range. In the evening, we’ll set up camp at Sol Duc Campground, get to know one another, and review our full adventure.

Meals: D

Day Two

 

This morning, we’ll pack up and head to the stunning Lake Crescent for a serene morning paddle on its beautiful waters. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for birds overhead as you take in the dramatic landscape.

After our kayaking adventure, we’ll drive to the Hoh Rainforest for a walk through the dense, lush forest. Tonight, we’ll set up camp on Kalaloch Beach, one of the most beautiful spots on the entire peninsula.

Meals: B, L, D 

Day Three

Today is blocked off for exploring the coast with a relaxing day ahead. After a leisurely morning, we’ll do a coastal hike to see the massive rock formations along the water, and visit the famous Tree of Life. We’ll learn all about the aquatic wildlife in this one-of-a-kind location where massive conifers grow right up to the water’s edge.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Four

After packing up camp, we’ll make the drive off the peninsula and to Ashford, at the base of Tahoma (Mount Rainier). We’ll stop for lunch along the drive (not included) and will settle into our camp at White River, just inside the park’s entrance. Depending on timing, we may take an optional walk along the river and out to the foot of the vast Emmons Glacier. We’ll enjoy a hearty camp cooked dinner tonight.

Meals: B, D (lunch stop made, but not included in price)

Day Five

Today is our most challenging hike; we’ll head up to the stunning Yakima Park (Sunrise) area. If the mountain is feeling generous, the views that we’ll see of the massive Tahoma are unparalleled throughout the day, sure to take your breath away. Even on overcast days, though, the park’s wildlife and rocky landscape are jaw dropping. We’ll cover about 8 miles with some challenging elevation as we hike into rugged alpine landscapes and back down through beautiful meadows.

After our day, we’ll have one final group meal back at camp – and a toast to our adventure!

Meals: B, L, D

Day Six

After a short morning walk, we’ll pack up camp and head back to Seattle to explore the city. Today’s activities may include a visit to Pike Place Market, the Chihuly sculpture garden, or one of the many Regional Tribal Cultural Centers. Hotel accommodations are included, so you’ll enjoy a very well-deserved shower today! This evening, we’ll enjoy a final group dinner together (not included).

Meals: B, L, D

Day Seven

We’ll say goodbye after an amazing adventure together, and unforgettable memories of a lifetime!

 

Packing LIst

Required Gear
  • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
  • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
  • Sleeping bag (also available to rent), rated to 20 degrees or below
  • Pack cover
  • Headlamp
  • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
Recommended Gear & Personal Items
  • Hiking poles
  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
  • Travel pillow
  • 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
  • Rain pants
  • 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
Recommended Clothing
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Comfortable clothes for camp
  • Sandals or camp shoes

Trip FAQ’s

What will we eat?

Meals may be prepared by guides, picked up as boxed lunches, or enjoyed in restaurants. We prioritize seasonal, fresh ingredients and local suppliers in all regions. We can cater to most dietary requests and allergies with advanced notice. Be sure to include this information in our client intake form when registering for your trip!

Who else will be there?

Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. All group multi-day trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email info@goodtripadventures.com.

Do you offer payment plans?

We are here to help! We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your needs. Reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you with payment options. Regardless of the payment plan implemented, full payment must be received by 30 days in advance of the trip start.

 

Are there age requirements?

They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, due to legal restrictions and group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 18 on our public group departures. But there’s no maximum!

If you have someone under 18 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

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