United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Luau Worth the Money or Not?
  2. 2 Restaurant Recommendations for Queens/Brooklyn/Williamsburgl
  3. 3 Ridiculous Pacific Northwest Road Trip
  4. 4 First Time to Seattle-Portland-Willamette Valley
  5. 5 time to visit statue
  6. 6 ground transportation NYC to DC and connecting to MARC
  7. 7 Is there a train from SAN (airport) to Encinitas?
  8. 8 Looking to move from North Carolina to Colorado
  9. 9 Total Eclipse of the Sun visible in USA - plan ahead for August 21, 2017
  10. 10 Aladin tickets in NYC
  11. 11 Chester, CN
  12. 12 Suggestion for Hotel by Ford Museum/Tour
  13. 13 transportation from Plano TX to Norman OK
  14. 14 Trip Report Sunset at Haleakala Summit - Maui, Hawaii
  15. 15 good restaurant near Nawiliwili port, Kauai
  16. 16 Ouray to Aspen or Carbondale to Estes
  17. 17 Trip Report Northern California Gardens.
  18. 18 Civilian Visit to Schofield Barracks and Kolekole Pass
  19. 19 Planning a 12-13 Day Cali Trip SF to SD
  20. 20 Hawaii wedding
  21. 21 Charleston Itinerary Feedback Please
  22. 22 Route 66
  23. 23 Itinerary help Oregon: 9 nights
  24. 24 ASAP Help w/San Fran to San Diego 12 day road trip with young kids
  25. 25 Glacier National Park Helicopter/Plane tours
View next 25 » Back to the top

Olympic & Rainier itinerary -- please suggest changes

Jump to last reply

...and help me fill in details.

Sat: 2PM drive from Seattle airport to Red Lion, Port Angeles
Sun: morning - Sol Duc Falls; afternoon - Hurricane Ridge
Mon: morning - rafting on Hoh; afternoon - beaches
Tue: morning - drive to Paradise Inn at Rainier; afternoon: hike around Paradise
Wed: drive to Sunrise and back (Grove of the patriarchs + hiking trails along the way)
Thu: more hikes around Paradise (e.g., Christine Falls, Narada Falls)
Fri: early morning drive to Mt. St. Helens; reach Seattle airport by 9PM

We are going to be there next month. Is the itinerary above practical? We have 4 kids in our group ranging from 9 to 16, all fairly enthusiastic about hiking.

What place/places would you recommend for our time in coastal Olympic? I would also appreciate hike suggestions for both parks. Is our last day (drive from Paradise to Mt. St. Helens; explore Mt. St. Helens; drive to Seattle airport) too tight? Would it be a better idea to visit Mt. St. Helens on Tuesday when we are driving from Port Angeles to Paradise Inn?

Thanks in advance.

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement