Portland to Olympic National Park Road Trip

This road trip includes a stop at the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, a park centered around the mountain that famously blew its top in 1980.
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Hawthorne Bridge in Portland Oregon

Hawthorne Bridge in Portland Oregon

This Oregon-Washington highlight reel starts in Portland, home to excellent restaurants, bookstores, and coffee.

Cross the Columbia River and head north to Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, a park centered around the mountain that famously blew its top in 1980.

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Then take I-5 north to Washington’s capital city, Olympia, and on to the Olympic Peninsula via US 101. See the Olympic Peninsula Loop for details on this region’s attractions.

When you’ve had your fill, cruise south along the Pacific coast through Astoria, then close the loop by driving southeast back to Portland.

Aerial view of the city of Astoria, Oregon and the bridge to Megler

Aerial view of the city of Astoria, Oregon and the bridge to Megler

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General locations of ferries to Olympic National Park

Where is Olympic National Park?

This park is in the northwest corner of the United States in Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula. It contains Pacific Ocean beaches and mountains.