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Fly from Chicago nonstop to Portland, Oregon. Drive to Kelso Longview area for short hike at Silver Lake and visit Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center.
Take short drive for a spectacular hike on Mt. St. Helens. Shorter hike options, but the signature hike is a 16 mile non repeat loop to Coldwater Lake that traverses along open ridge lines with spectacular views of the blast zone and crater on Mt. St. Helens along with other Cascade volcanoes; Mt. Ranier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.
Leave Kelso for the 83-mile drive to Silver Falls State Park for a 10 Waterfall Hike. Lodging will be in the nearby Salem area (the State capital).
Take the scenic three-hour drive to Bend, Oregon, a beautiful outdoor adventure city with lots to do. I feel that Bend is cooler than Moab! We will spend two nights here and enjoy three beautiful hikes including Pilot Butte, the Green Lake Trail and the Broken Top Trail to No Name Lake, a wonderful alpine experience.
Enjoy hiking, shopping and dining in this cool city.
Leave for the 2:15 hour drive to Crater Lake National Park and another awesome hiking area, including Watchman Peak and The Pinnacles.
Another day hiking at Crater Lake.
Leave for the two-hour twenty-minute drive to Redwood National Park on the California coast. We will do the wonderful Fern Creek11 mile hike from the visitor's center that connects with the Fern Trail and one of the best Redwood hikes in the world.
We will do an amazing six-mile coastal hike to Crescent Beach.
We leave Crescent City for a 1:45 hour drive to Eureka, California and our flight home.