We’ve planned a last minute trip to Portland and Washington National Parks and now I’m trying to work out a doable itinerary.
We are arriving in Portland for a 12-day trip next week. We enjoy nature and would like to do some easy / medium hikes while we are there.
Please provide feedback and suggestions to our current itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive Portland in morning. Afternoon Columbia River Gorge. Night at Troutdale
Day 2: Columbia River Gorge. Mount Hood? Night at Troutdale
Day 3: Drive to Mt Rainier. Night at Ashford
Day 4: Mt Rainier. Night at Ashford
Day 5: Drive to Mt St Helens – half day. Night at Port Angeles.
Day 6: Hurricane Ridge. Night at Port Angeles
Day 7: Lake Crescent? Sol Duc? Night at Port Angeles
Day 8: Hoh Rainforest Trail. Beach? Night at Forks
Day 9: Lake Quinault area trails. Beach? Night at Lake Quinault.
Day 10: Portland – suggestions?
Day 11: Portland – suggestions?
Day 12: Fly home.
I've also posted this on the Washington Forum.
Would appreciate all must-see and must-do suggestions!