Driving Directions

Welcome to Packwood, Washington

Mt. Ranier in Seattle

Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, Packwood, Washington, is your perfect getaway destination. Whether you're here to explore the majestic Mt. Rainier National Park or enjoy the slopes at White Pass Ski Resort, our cozy cabins offer the ideal retreat. To help you reach us smoothly, we've compiled detailed driving directions from key nearby cities and airports.

As you plan your travel, we hope these driving directions come in handy! And, if you’re still looking for the perfect place to stay during your scenic Washington vacation, be sure to browse our available cabins and homes and book your trip directly with TMC Vacation Rentals.

Directions from Nearby Cities

From Seattle, Washington

Distance: Approximately 100 miles
Estimated Driving Time: Around 2.5 hours *Traffic dependent
  • Take I-5 South from Seattle.
  • Merge onto WA-167 South via Exit 142A toward Auburn.
  • Merge onto WA-512 West toward Puyallup.
  • Take the WA-7 South exit toward Morton.
  • Follow WA-7 South and merge onto US-12 East toward Packwood.
  • Continue on US-12 East until you reach Packwood.

From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Distance: Approximately 110 miles
Estimated Driving Time: 2.5 hours
  • Take WA-518 East from the airport.
  • Merge onto I-5 South.
  • Follow the same directions as from Seattle, WA.

From Spokane, Washington

Distance: Approximately 275 miles
Estimated Driving Time: 4.5 hours
  • Take I-90 West from Spokane.
  • Merge onto I-82 West via Exit 110 toward Yakima.
  • Take US-12 West toward Naches.
  • Continue on US-12 West through the White Pass Scenic Byway until you reach Packwood.

From Portland, Oregon

Distance: Approximately 140 miles
Estimated Driving Time: 2.5 hours
  • Take I-5 North from Portland.
  • Merge onto WA-503 East via Exit 21 toward Woodland.
  • Turn right onto WA-503 East/Lewis River Road.
  • Continue onto WA-503 Spur North.
  • Turn right onto US-12 East and continue until you reach Packwood.

From Portland International Airport (PDX)

Distance: Approximately 120 miles
Estimated Driving Time: 2.5 hours
  • Take I-205 North from the airport.
  • Merge onto I-5 North.
  • Follow the same directions as from Portland, OR.

Scenic Routes and Travel Tips

Packwood is not just a destination; it's a journey through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. As you travel, consider these scenic routes and tips:
  • White Pass Scenic Byway: Traveling on US-12 offers breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, rivers, and forests.
  • Mt. Rainier National Park: If time allows, take a detour through the park for some early sightseeing.
  • Road Conditions: Check current road conditions and weather forecasts, especially during winter, as mountain passes can be challenging.