Scenic Road Trips In
Get our insiders' guide to Washington State Scenic Drives and Road Trips. Visit the Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Ocean. Follow the winding roads over Chinook Pass and around Mount Rainier. Consider road trips to Eastern Washington and the rolling hills of the Palouse Scenic Byway. Trace the footsteps of the Lewis & Clark journey through Washington State. Take suggested tours through Washington Wine Country... and way, way more!
Ocean beaches, seaport villages, rain forests and secluded islands can all be found in northwest Washington’s peninsulas, Pacific coast and islands.
Accessible from the I-5 corridor, these road trips include routes up, over and through the towering Cascade range that separates the "wet" and "dry" sides of Washington State.
This region includes access to the Mount St. Helens volcanic crater and the Columbia River Gorge—a geologically stunning place created by the mighty Columbia River cutting a massive gap through the towering Cascade Mountain Range.
North central Washington is a geologic marvel of coulees and potholes created by the cataclysmic glacial Lake Missoula floods that gouged, scraped and shaped this wondrous landscape and event caused the Columbia River to jump its banks between 14-16,000 years ago.
From Yakima and the Tri-Cities to Walla Walla, this is “Washington Wine Country.” Rich volcanic soil, 300 days of sunshine and an extensive irrigation system have made it among the most productive agricultural regions in the nation.
The northeast corner of Washington is perhaps our state’s best-kept secret. Beautiful mountain passes filled with rivers, lakes and wildlife are accented by tiny logging and historic gold mining communities.
Our southeast corner is home to the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse and the Snake River—cutting through rugged Hells Canyon where Lewis & Clark first entered present day Washington State.