This Scenic Road Trip Takes You To All 7 Wonders Of Washington
You may not ever see all Seven Wonders of the World in your lifetime, but if you’ve got a week of vacation time and a reliable vehicle, you can see all
Seven Wonders of Washington. This route will take you to all of our top natural wonders, and that’s one road trip you’ll never regret taking.
This journey spans almost the entire state, so you can start from practically anywhere you’d like. You’ll always end in the same place: More in love with Washington than you’ve ever been.
Day 1: The Palouse
Serene and scenic, the Palouse is the perfect spot to start a Seven Wonders road trip. Cruise down the Palouse Scenic Byway and enjoy the rolling hills and wheat fields. Once you've enjoyed the scenery for awhile, make the two hour drive to the next wonder...
... the Grand Coulee Dam.
This dam is Washington’s largest electric power-producing facility, and it’s an important part of our state history. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited in 1934, and its power fueled the state during World War II. You can camp nearby, or rest for the night in the Grand Coulee Center Lodge or another hotel.
Day 2: Snoqualmie Falls
Palouse Falls may be our official state waterfall, but Snoqualmie Falls is one of our most popular. And since it takes no time at all to hike to it, you can admire it for awhile before driving to the 4th wonder...
... Mount Rainier.
The majestic Mount Rainier is only a 90 minute drive from Snoqualmie Falls, and the scenery is gorgeous. Enjoy a nice hike before camping out for the night or staying at the Paradise Inn.
Day 3: Mount St. Helens
It wouldn't be a natural wonders road trip without checking out our infamous volcano. It hasn't looked the same since the 1980 eruption, but seeing it in person is fascinating.
Day 4: The Columbia River Gorge
We're incredibly lucky to share the Columbia River Gorge with Oregon, and you'll want to take a full day to make this amazingly scenic drive. There are also plenty of places to stop, like riverfront breweries and shops.
Days 5 and 6: The Hoh Rainforest
The Olympic Peninsula is a true treasure, and the Hoh Rainforest is its finest gem. Start at the visitor center for information, then get lost in the peaceful (and wet) wilderness.
We’ve got so many amazing natural wonders here in Washington, some of which are
hiding in plain sight.
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