DESTINATIONS: Honda Gold Wing, Northwest U.S.

Five amazing Gold Wing rides in the Northwest U.S.

Ride #1: Honda Gold Wing: Olympic Park National Park Tour

Distance: 456 miles

Points of Interest:

  • Hurricane Ridge Road
  • Neah Bay 
  • Crescent Beach
  • Olympic National Park


The Olympic Peninsula is one of the most iconic parts of Washington State. The unbelievable views matched with thrilling roads make this an epic ride for the Honda Gold Wing. Take the quick out-and-back on Hurricane Ridge Road for an exciting wake-up call then head to Salt Creek Recreation Area to stretch the legs and take advantage of beautiful area. As you carry on, you will go to the tip of Neah Bay with gorgeous cliffside views into the Pacific. This route then heads south along Olympic National Park and back towards Olympia. We suggest making this a two-day trip to fully enjoy the Peninsula, but it is attainable in a long one-day ride. 

Ride #2: Honda Gold Wing: North Cascade Highway Loop

Distance: 438 miles

Points of Interest:

  • Mount Pilchuck State Park
  • Lake Chelan


Explore North Cascade National Park along the North Cascade Highway and Lake Chelan on this large loop out of Seattle. This ride is attainable in one-day, but fully experience the North Cascade viewpoints and make this a two-day trip. With elevations reaching almost to 6,000 feet, travel during an ideal season along the North Cascade Highway. As you meander down, ride along the massive Lake Chelan. This route loops back towards Seattle utilizing some of the most twisty and scenic roads.

Ride #3: Honda Gold Wing: Waldo and Crater Lake Tour

Distance: 445 miles

Points of Interest:

  • Waldo Lake
  • Crater Lake
  • Aufderheide Drive/Cougar Reservoir


Link together these two gorgeous lakes in a large loop with fun riding in-between. With a distance of 445 miles, you could choose to make it a solid one-day trip or a more casual two day trip to enjoy the beauty. Waldo Lake is a gem tucked away in the Cascades that is a popular outdoor recreation destination. Crater Lake is an iconic piece of Oregon history as the volcanic peak collapsed forming the deepest lake in the US. Piece these natural beauties together with fun riding and this is a perfect match for a Honda Gold Wing ride. 

Ride #4: Honda Gold Wing: Oregon Coast Cruise

Distance: 330 miles

Points of Interest:

  • Kiwanda Beach
  • Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint
  • Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Neptune State Park


Navigate out of Portland and head for the Coast. Make a pitstop at Tillamook Cheese Factory and then continue down the coast. Catch some digital memories at Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint and Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint. Loop it back on some thrilling roads to complete this loop back to Portland.

Ride #5: Honda Gold Wing: Idaho/Montana Tour

Distance: 519 Miles

Points of Interest:

  • Bonner’s Ferry
  • Lake Koocanusa
  • Flathead Lake


Roll the throttle out of Coeur d’Alene to the north to Bonner’s Ferry. Then take Highway 2 into Montana and head for Lake Koocanusa for an epic, scenic ride along the Lake then over to Flathead Lake and loop it back on twisty roads to Coeur d’Alene. Make it a one-day ride or a two-day excursion.  

Ride #6: Honda Gold Wing: Northern California Tour

Distance: 450 miles

Points of Interest: 

  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Trinity Lake
  • Redwoods State Park
  • Highway 101


Explore some of the best roads and scenery NorCal has to offer with this epic Gold Wing loop. Start at the beginning or join along the way, but you will cruise through Shasta-Trinity National Forest up to Trinity Lake then make a loop towards the coast for Redwoods State Park to ride among the famous Redwood trees. Finish it off along the coast on Highway 101 for a large day ride or a two-day trip.

"You don't stop riding when you get old, you get old when you stop riding."
― Anonymous

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