Olympic National Park

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Olympic National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • Beachcombing

    The wild, shell-strewn Pacific coast teems with tide pools and crustaceans. Crabs, sand dollars, anemones, sea stars, and all sorts of shellfish...

  • Bicycling

    The rough gravel car tracks to some of the park's remote sites were meant for four-wheel-drive vehicles, but can double as mountain-bike routes...

  • Climbing

    At 7,980 feet, Mt. Olympus is the highest peak in the park and the most popular climb in the region. To attempt the summit, climbers must register...

  • Fishing

    There are numerous fishing possibilities throughout the park. Lake Crescent is home to cutthroat and rainbow trout, as well as petite kokanee...

  • Hiking

    Know your tides, or you might be trapped by high water. Tide tables are available at all visitor centers and ranger stations. Remember that...

  • Kayaking and Canoeing

    Lake Crescent, a serene expanse of teal-color waters surrounded by deep-green pine forests, is one of the park's best boating areas. Note that...

  • Rafting

    Olympic has excellent rafting rivers, with Class II to Class V rapids. The Elwha River is a popular place to paddle, with some exciting turns...

  • Winter Sports

    Hurricane Ridge is the central spot for winter sports. Miles of downhill and Nordic ski tracks are open late December through March, and a ski...