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Washington/Oregon Trip for Hikers and Wine Lovers - Need Advice

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We are looking for tips for a vacation at the end of July. We have a short 6 days flying in and out of Seattle, but would like to hit some wine regions and do some hiking. We are both very physically fit and hike all the time, but have no gear and little experience with actual mountain climbing.

I was thinking about starting off with 2 days in the Columbia Valley (maybe near Walla Walla?) for wine tasting. Any specific areas or wineries that are must see?

Then day 3 heading down to Mount Hood area. Doesn't seem like we could really hike to the top of Mount Hood without some serious climbing/gear which we don't have, so looking for help on a good hike in that area.

Then maybe a day in Willamette Valley wine region and of course a quick stop at Multnomah Falls (maybe the next day on the way up to Washington?).
Tried to book Mt St Helens climb, but they are already booked for basically all of July and August, so that is out.
Not sure on the last 2 days, just depends on where we can find good hikes.
I read some posts about Olympic National Park and Mount Olympus as well as Mount Rainer, but not sure of details. Are there any really cool hikes to mountain peaks or awesome panaramic views that can be done in 4-8 hours? Most of the ones I have come across require more than just hiking.

Are there any amazing hiking areas or stunning views/picture locations in these areas that we should try to hit? We love mountains, but are not big beach/ocean fans, so we could probably skip any of the coastal stuff.

Thanks in advance!
Dave

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