Olympic National Park Feature

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Top Reasons to Go to Olympic National Park

Exotic rain forest: A rain forest in the Pacific Northwest? Indeed, Olympic National Park is one of the few places in the world with this unique temperate landscape.

Beachcombing: Miles of rugged, spectacular coastline hemmed with sea stacks and tidal pools edge the driftwood-strewn shores of the Olympic Peninsula.

Nature's hot tubs: A dip in Sol Duc’s natural geothermal mineral pools offers a secluded spa experience in the wooded heart of the park.

Lofty vistas: The hardy can hike up meadowed foothill trails or climb the frosty peaks throughout the Olympics—or just drive up to Hurricane Ridge for endless views.

A sense of history: American Indian history is key to this region, where eight tribes have traditional ties to the park lands—there’s 12,000 years of human history to explore.

Updated: 2014-03-12

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