Olympic National Forest
Olympic National Forest
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Pristine forest surrounding the Olympic Mountain range.
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sujocaha
Muskego, Wisconsin263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The best national park there is (and I have seen a lot of them!) Olympic has rainforests, mountains, stunning beaches. Everything gorgeous in one large park.
Written November 3, 2023
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Tanner L
123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We loved going to Olympic National Park. We had the best time in the Hoh Rainforest and hiking those trails. I would definitely go again to explore more of the Olympic National Park. We took so many awesome photos there.
Written September 30, 2023
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Eli K
Brooklyn, NY646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We spent a day driving around Highway 101. We started by the Kalaloch Beach and went to the Tree of Life. The beach itself was also so mystical. Next we drove to the Hoh Rainforest. We that it would be metered to get in, but we didn’t have an issue. We came at around 4pm on a weekday. We did the Hall of Mosses trail which was super nice. Next we drove around to crescent lake and hung out by the lake while eating by the camp site. There’s definitely more one can do ( we had the Marymere falls hike, but ran out of daylight time).
Written August 23, 2023
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christine l
Reno, United States90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Many different ecosystems, each one majestic. Spent 3 days exploring different areas of the park from a home base hotel in Port Angeles. Definitely a worthwhile experience. Would have loved do some backpacking here back in the day.
Written June 27, 2023
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NORman0762
Andover, MN136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful park HUGE trees and fabulous waterfalls. We hike many National parks, including Yellowstone last year. The thing to remember with Olympic National Park is the trails have VERY few trail markers. If you're on a 6 mile path you may not see a trailmarker for 4 miles. Have a good map, GPS etc Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and a snack. Good luck!
Written May 20, 2023
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Yvonne D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
very different and interesting. chose not to do the other trail because a black bear had been spotted
Written August 25, 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,470 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Absolutely STUNNING National Park! We hiked in a couple of spots in the park and there is really nowhere you can go that isn't beautiful. There was a lot of wildlife, we saw deer, garter snakes, Banana slugs, wrens, robins, chipmunks, and all kinds of moths and butterflies. Allow yourself lots of time, wear comfortable shoes, bring a bottle of water, and enjoy your day.
Written August 20, 2022
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Sheila F
Hernando, FL83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We loved the park and the surrounding areas. Bring your hiking boots! Tons of trails, waterfalls, lakes and beautiful forests. Some pretty coastline as well. Cute towns here and there but mostly a place to explore nature. Give yourself three days at least.
Written August 16, 2022
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Jeff_MN
Minneapolis, MN301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Rain forests, massive cedar trees and winding backwoods roads. If you are going to visit a visitor center weekend's in peak seasons, in any of the different entrances, be prepared to wait. Parking areas are not big enough and you will wait to enter. Instead, you can explore areas away from the crowds and have a great experience. We spent time at one of several beaches with woodland areas. I've posted photos from Beach One on the west side. The cedar trees, burls and driftwood are amazing,
Written July 25, 2022
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Inspire94578
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
The Olympic National Park is BIG! Do a little homework before you get there and definitely take the map provided at the entrance. It is not possible to take in all the park has to offer in a few days. Be prepared for all kinds of weather. We did Hurricane Ridge and the Elwha trail on a cool cloudy day. No views but an enormous number of wildflower species. Another day we did Klahhane Ridge to Mount Angeles - 9 miles and 2000' gain elevation on a beautiful clear day. Take plenty of water/snacks. I highly recommend taking poles for the steep switchbacks and scree. We caught a glimpse of a bear behind in a lower meadow as we traversed one of the ridges. Trail was mostly clear of snow. Mount Angeles was covered in snow fields doable in hikers (no poles or yaktraks). The views at the top were incredible: Mt. Baker, Pacific Ocean, Ediz Hook, and the Dungeness Spit we're clearly visible. Other places we visited: Shi Shi Beach to Point of the Arches. Lots of mud up to ankle deep before reaching the beach and then a 5.5 mile RT walk on the beach to the Arches (which I think is a national historic site). Total 11+ miles. After hiking we drove to Neah Bay and had some fantastic fish n chips at BIGGINZ food truck. Sol Duc Falls and then a 22 mile bike ride on the ODT (Olympic Discovery Trail) to the historic Lake Crescent Lodge for a quick bike. Our last day we walked 5 miles +10-miles roundtrip) to the lighthouse on the Dungeness Spit. There are great volunteers to give you a tour and history - bonus, walk the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse for 360 views.
There is something for everyone in this park. Already planning our next trip.
Written July 23, 2022
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