You’ve seen the American Southwest’s sunny deserts and the Northeast’s shining skyscrapers. You’ve even experienced the rich history of the Southeast, so what else is there to see? Why, the Pacific Northwest, of course! If your vacation plans could use a recharge this next time around, consider a Pacific Northwest road trip
as your next great adventure.
By going on a Pacific Northwest road trip and seeing the rich diversity of beautiful landscapes, you can see why the Northwest has achieved the amazing reputation it has. Let’s get started!
Best Pacific Northwest Road Trip Destinations
To help you get started, take a look at some of the many locales beckoning you to visit them on your next journey. Your unforgettable Pacific Northwest road trip starts here!
Columbia River Gorge
If waterfalls, hiking, overlooks, and beautiful forests are your thing, then the fabulous Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is surely your ideal destination. This is not a trip you will want to rush through. No, you’ll want to spend several days here! Don’t pass up the opportunity to do a Columbia River Gorge drive on both sides of the river (in Washington state and Oregon).
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Hood River Fruit Loop Trail
The Hood River Fruit Loop is a 35-mile drive through the Hood River Valley. “Fruit Loop” is a reference not to the famous cereal, but rather the trip you can take through Oregon’s largest fruit-growing region. From Panorama Point you can view the many farms, orchards, country markets, wineries, and forests you’ll soon drive past — many of which you’ll want to stop at along the way!
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There are many ways to see the sights along the Hood River Fruit Loop, but grabbing yourself an RV rental from Cruise America
will be the most comfortable!
Oregon’s rocky coastline is on display for visitors of the small town of Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach is 90 minutes west of Portland, and four hours southwest of Seattle
. From downtown, you’ll find a four-mile stretch of beach with Haystack Rock at its midpoint where you can see tufted puffins and tide pools. From Cannon Beach, it’s a short trek to Ecola State Park with trails offering stunning ocean views.
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Crater Lake National Park
Named for the deepest lake in America (second deepest in North America and ninth deepest in the world!), Crater Lake National Park is a wonder to behold, especially while RV camping nearby
. Sitting in an ancient volcanic crater, the 1,946-foot deep lake is home to trout and salmon — perfect for anglers. On Wizard Island, hiking trails wind up a volcanic cone. You can’t miss the sunrises and sunsets!
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Olympic National Park
With over 600 miles of hiking trails, 49 mountain peaks over 6500 feet, and larger than the state of Rhode Island, Olympic National Park is a destination worthy of placement on anyone’s bucket list. Hundreds of glaciers can be seen at Olympic National Park
, and no visit would be complete without a visit to America’s own Mount Olympus before heading back to your RV rental.
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to go there in style!
Billed as the state of Washington’s Ultimate Road Trip
, the Cascade Loop offers visitors (and, of course, drivers) the chance to hike, rock climb, fish, and raft to their heart’s content. At a length of 440 miles, it’ll take you a few days to get to everything you want to see… and with the variety of landscapes, valleys, coastlines, and environments available, there’s a lot to get in!
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North Cascades National Park
Scenic drives and overlooks along the North Cascades Highway can give you a sense of the rugged beauty of the North Cascades. But to really get to know this National Park, you’ll want to hike the area and RV camp nearby
. There are over 300 glaciers and 300 lakes to see — some with unusual colors, thanks to melting glaciers — along with elk, moose, bighorn sheep, black bears, and otters.
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A visit to Port Townsend, Washington, is kind of like taking a trip to the past — especially if you’re staying in the downtown area. With a population of less than 10,000 people, Port Townsend has more than 300 Victorian-style homes to see. Experience the legacy of a time when people thought the town would be the busiest port in Washington state due to where it sat in Puget Sound.
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San Juan Islands
There are 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan County, Washington, with the three most popular islands — San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez — hosting the majority of the area’s B&Bs, hotels, and dining options. The air quality throughout the San Juan Islands is remarkably good thanks to the combination of different weather systems, affording you the opportunity to kick back, relax, and recharge yourself on island time.
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The San Juan Islands are waiting for you, and so is a Cruise America RV
One of Washington state’s most popular attractions (with 1.5 million visitors each year), Snoqualmie Falls is a 268-foot waterfall famous for appearing in the cult TV series “Twin Peaks.” The Falls can be seen in a day, though the strength of the waterfall depends on whether or not there’s been rain recently. If you’re a fan of forested trails, you’ll be right in your element at Snoqualmie Falls.
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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
There’s nothing “hellish” about the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, located at the northeastern Oregon-western Idaho border. Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America — actually, 2,000 feet deeper than the Grand Canyon! If you’re a hiker, there are plenty of trails to traverse. If you’re into water sports, there’s kayaking and rafting to take part in. The outdoorsy possibilities are endless at Hells Canyon National Recreation Area!
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Cruise Along the Pacific Northwest
There are a number of places to see on a Pacific Northwest road trip, but how you get there is just as important as where you choose to visit. That’s why you should cruise along the Pacific Northwest in an RV rental
from Cruise America.
Cruise America’s incredible selection of RVs
can help you see all you want to see in the Pacific Northwest, or wherever else the roads may lead you, in a top-of-the-line vehicle. See what we have to offer at Cruise America
and get your Pacific Northwest road trip started today!