Category: Olympic National Park

Boat Tours at Olympic National Park

There are three great boat tours available at the Olympic National Park and Preserve, and all are offered out of Lake Quinault Lodge, the only hotel-style accommodations within Olympic, and tour, if it wasn’t obvious, the magnificent Lake Quinault. If...

Rainforest Bus Tours at Olympic National Park

With its incredibly diverse climates, from alpine lakes to glaciers to pacific coastline, there is a lot to pull people to Olympic. But maybe the most distinct of all its ecosystems is its rainforests. All three of the temperate rainforests...

Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge, so named for the gale-force winds that pummel this nearly-mile-high ridge in the upper regions of Olympic National Park, is one of the most popular all-year round destinations in the park. The ridge is accessible by the Hurricane...

Take a Dip in the Sol Duc Hot Springs

Certainly one of the most delightful of all the possible human experiences is to dip oneself into hot water. (And that goes double if it’s cold out.) To sit in a warm pool, soaking, and then to scurry across cold,...

Lake Activities Olympic National Park

The gorgeous, glacier-carved lakes Quinault and Crescent in Olympic National Park are incredible to see from the beach, but even more fun to explore on the water. Which is why it’s great that there are canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards available...

Biking Olympic National Park

Mountain biking opportunities in Olympic National Park are widespread and varied in skill-level. For easier, non-technical rides, the Olympic Discovery Trail, which runs 130 miles, from historic Port Townsend all the way to the Pacific Ocean, through waterfronts, tunnels, across...
Backpack to Enchanted Valley Chateau

Backpack to Enchanted Valley Chateau

Seattle, Washington

This backpacking trip can easily be done in 2 days, but some people prefer to stretch it out to 3. Luckily there are several different spots to stop and camp, so you can split up the distance however you are...
Hike the Heart O' the Forest Trail

Hike the Heart O’ the Forest Trail

Seattle, Washington

This hike is a short, 4.0 mile round trip, half-day or less hike, located just past the Hurricane Ridge entrance into Olympic National Park. Being relatively level and the trail head just off loop E of the Heart O’ the...
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