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Olympic Peninsula
Washington's Olympic Peninsula is located on the west side of Puget Sound, with the Pacific Ocean to it's west, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to it's north. The Olympic Peninsula is home to temperate rain forests, including the Hoh, Queets, and Quinault.
The Most Popular Hikes in Olympic Peninsula
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Lena Lakes is the most popular destination in the Olympics and probably won't deliver much solitude. There are several well-used campsites around the lake, so expect crowds on a summer weekend. Despite the numerous people and noise, Lena Lakes are a scenic spot located i...Read More
Kissing logs. Lower Lena Lake. Upper Lena Lake with Mount Bretherton in the background, July 9, 2011
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The Hoh Valley is known throughout world for its grand forests with 200 foot tall canopies. This trail is traveled by many as it leads to one of the best places in the Olympic Mountains, Mount Olympus. The first 12 miles of the trail are flat while huge trees compete for you...Read More
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Mount Ellinor is located in the southeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula, and is visited less than other hikes here. The trail has two trailheads with the lower one adding 1.5 miles and 800 feet elevation gain to the hike. We prefer the lower trailhead because it follows a ...Read More
The moon over Lake Cushman One last look at the sunset before heading back down to the car The sun just dropped below the Olympic Mountains The sunset The moon is up The sun starting to go down over the Olympic Mountains Mt Washington, to the north of Mt Ellinor
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The Marymeer Falls hike alows hikers of all abilities to view the Olympics most impressive falls. A very short walk through oldgrowth forest to a well positioned vantage point gives you a great photo opportunity of the more than 100 foot tall falls. The plummeting water is...Read More
This is the falls from the top.
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Shi Shi Beach is an amazing place. Protected from development by wilderness designations, more than 75 miles of coastline remains in tact. Oppurtunites are endless for wildlife viewing here. The Makah Tribe has recently rebuilt the trail to Shi Shi Beach from its reservat...Read More
The trail was very muddy The tide pools were amazing pools of discovery in the morning There was a lot of sea life, including these star fish Sea stacks in the morning fog Camp is setup on the beach Sea stacks in the distance, it was a cloudy/rainy weekend A glimpse of the ocean from the ridge before descending to the beach The first part of the hike is over boardwalks
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No other trail in the Olympics offers easier access to magnificent views. The hike is easy and can be made by the whole family. Hurricane Hill Trail begins at a cleared roadbed and slowly climbs throughout its length. Eventually the roadbed will end, but the trail remains wi...Read More
The Olympic Mountains The Strait in the back ground from the top of Hurricane Hill There were wildflowers The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains Taking in some sun on the wall by the visitor center before the hike Mount Fitzhenry and Mount Carrie as seen from Hurricane Hill The ice covered Mount Olympus
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Dungeness Spit lies within Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and is one of the states best locations for wildlife viewing. The wildlife refuge is home to birds, land and sea animals and fish and shellfish. Dungeness Spit shoots 5.5 miles out into the Strait of Juan de Fuc...Read More
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The Makah Nation recently rebuilt this trail leading you though great costal forests to one of the Washington Coasts most scenic places. Four observation decks along the way hover over sea cliffs overlooking the cape and providing views of the ocean and of wildlife. Many b...Read More
Sea caves in the cliff side along the ocean The light house Sea caves in the cliff side along the ocean Looking north isn't so bad either. Looking south at the beautiful shoreline Uncle John and me at ocean platform A beautiful view of the water
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Make the hike to Mount Zion in June and you are likely to experience many rhododendrons that line the forest here. They are in full bloom during June and are likely to be one the lasting memories of the hike. Once you reach the top the forest breaks and yeilds grand views of...Read More
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Ozette Triangle is formed by three trails. One leg is along the beach, and is home to Wedding Rocks. Wedding Rocks bear petroglyphs carved by Native Americans hundreds of years ago. Some of their drawings illustrate orcas, the sun and moon, and a ship of western explorers...Read More
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