Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Classic hikes and lodges in Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks


8/28-9/2, 9/18-9/23

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Trip Length 6 days/5 nights
Group Size 4-16
Arrive/Depart Seattle, Washington
Price From $2,995 to $3,395
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*Price varies depending upon departure's group size.

Trip Motif National Parks Northwest Ramble : Journey Highlights

Your active immersion in this nature-lover’s utopia begins in Olympic National Park, with bases in two time-honored Northwest-rustic lodges—Lake Crescent Lodge and Lake Quinault Lodge. On the peninsula you’ll explore alpine ridgelines, the rugged coast, and mossy forests with some of the largest Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees on the planet. You’ll also sea kayak protected shores in search of sea lions, bald eagles, harbor seals, otters, and seabirds. Scenic travels through the Cascade Mountains take you next to Mount Rainier and the historic Paradise Lodge, your base for exploring the trails, forests, waterfalls, lakes, and wildflower meadows of this beautiful park. As you hike your guide uncovers the fascinating story of Mt. Rainier’s volcanic geology. Fall into the rhythms of nature as you fall under the spell of the Pacific Northwest.

  • National Parks Conservation Association departure: Join the NPCA-hosted trip, with special emphasis on national parks topics, August 23-28, 2015.
  • Knowledgeable naturalist guides: Get the inside story on geology, wildlife, history, and past cultures from your top-notch guides.
  • Walking and hiking: Your hikes take you through a variety of settings and are wonderfully satisfying without being strenuous.
  • Fresh Northwest: Northwest cuisine is famous for its regional wines, fresh seafood, and local fruits and vegetables.

The unique geography of Western Washington presents an ever-changing view and endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. —Barbara Mall, OBP Travel advisor