Looking for a great trail in Olympic National Forest, Washington? AllTrails has 31 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in Olympic National Forest ranging from 0.6 to 5.6 miles and from 318 to 3,175 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
3 days ago

I loved this Hike! I was a bit exhausted at the end but it was very worth it. The whole trail is gorgeous and filled with wildlife. Standing on the peak will make you feel powerful and accomplished. I highly recommend.

great hike. will be doing again, too much fog to see much at the top the day I went but it just gives me a reason to go again!

This is a FAV. been here a few times near summer. good hike up to lake and fun to dip in after. bring lunch, plenty of water and life vest for littles.

hiking
14 days ago

Trail was awesome. Started at about 930 and made it to the crash site by 1200. Ate lunch and shared some food with the local bird population. Trail was well kept and easy to follow. There was a few icy spots here and there and snow covered the crash site but wasn’t enough to keep me from exploring.

hiking
snow
14 days ago

Our favorite winter trail. Parked at lower trailhead and hiked up to intersection of upper trail. This is where we put on micro spikes. We went right at the winter trail and that’s where things got fun. Tons of snow! The weather was great and the sun was shining as we climbed the chute. We did it using micro spikes and trekking poles all the way to summit. Crampons are almost a must have to climb this long never ending hill to the summit. Most people had ice axes and crampons, but we managed without. Also, road up was completely clear to lower trailhead. The dirt road is pretty rough, lots of potholes, large rocks and washboard. Personally would recommend something with ground clearance and tough tires.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
14 days ago

It was a nightmare just trying to get to the trailhead. Potholes in the road for several miles made getting up there miserable. And then there is one teeny tiny ant-sized sign that tells you where the trail even begins so I spent 20 minutes just trying to find it. There are also many felled trees, a couple blocking the path so you will have to be very careful moving around them. Not recommended for children or those unsteady on their feet as the path is very narrow and uneven in certain areas with a steep drop off on the side. The view is gorgeous in certain spots and it is very peaceful so perhaps under better circumstances I would give 5 stars.

snow
19 days ago

We started from the lower trailhead. the snow starts at about mile 3. You definitely want micro spikes. If you go early in the day the snow should be firm enough to walk on, but we hit it late morning and were post holing a bit. Above the tree line the usual switchbacks are lost. You can either follow the foot holes straight up with the occasional switchback or carve your own path. The snow thins toward the summit. Best part is sliding all the way down!

hiking
muddy
rocky
20 days ago

This was a wonderful little hike. Muddy in spots due to the time of year but stunning views.

hiking
26 days ago

Very steep hike so I recommend using poles. The view at the top is great. If you don’t like climbing hills I would not recommend (definitely going to feel this one the next few days!). The view at the top is amazing. Back down we mostly ran with a few falls here and there, but it was very fun.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice gradual hike for 3 miles, with occasional glimpses of the mountains. At this juncture we went left and the trail got quite a bit steeper. (It also gets steeper pretty soon if you go straight/right.) There is a short mineshaft just off the trail right after the turn. just under a half mile up is an old bomber wreckage, which we missed on the way out. We continued up the valley from there and actually put on snowshoes for a while. Beautiful views on the back side if Iron Mountain.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

Started with light rain. Trail has many spots that could use water bars. Lots of water on the trail. Bring your waterproof boots. No snow from TH to Lower Lena. Light traffic. Bring oxygen mask and TP if you use the TH bathrooms. Ugh!

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail, constant gain in elevation! This trail gives you no breaks. We went left at the Y and it seemed everyone we passed did as well. It was snowing and once you reached the Y it started accumulating. By the time we reached the summit it was several feet deep. Gators and micro spikes a must. You could use snow shoes, but would be till you nearly reached top. This is a very tight trail with lots of obstacles. Also, thanks to whoever installed the orange ribbons, it was a lifesaver in the snow!

hiking
snow
29 days ago

So... I get to the parking lot and it's DUMPING rain. I'm determined to hike today, so I go for it. I'm quickly reminded that Mt Rose makes you earn every step; the switchback before the fork are never ending. About a 1/4 mile past the fork (I went left) I needed spikes. Luckily a hiker before me was wearing snowshoes and packed the trail down pretty good. I deviated from the trail at one point and sunk up to my crotch; the snow is fresh and deep. Anyhow, made it to the summit, but of course as I'm relishing in my victory, the snow and wind really kick up. I headed down and found some cover on a snowy look out, made some hot soup and took a power nap. Despite the elements, it was a great hike; I'll be back again.

on Copper Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

1.6 mile climb with little or no respite. Definitely a workout. Trail was in good condition, with little impact from recent storms.

lovely hike. no snow yet. lots of little waterfalls. the most gorgeous section is right after the Notch Pass junction. the path comes down beside the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly steep route (1,000 feet gain/mile) but the trail's in good shape and well-groomed. A couple of trees down that little ones will need help getting over.

Crowded with fitness hikers, families and folks w/ dogs.

Met one hardy soul who was starting his third lap of the day(!).

hiking
1 month ago

great hike. beautiful day. clear views from the top. reccomend hiking poles at least for the trip down.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic. One of my favorites we’ve done so far. It is a harder hike but not impossible. My husband dog and I made it up in less than an hour. Ran into people along the way but not too much. The drive in is rural so download everything beforehand. There’s snow up at the top there still which was great. Beyond amazing views. Fabulous all around.

No snow, no ice. it almost felt like spring. some water on the trail, but nothing anyone can't manage.

Follow the written directions to the trailhead. The directions using coordinates on app take you to the wrong place. Great hike, fairly easy. It’d be a great hike on a hot day since most of trail was in shade. The drive up wasn’t too bad, some potholes with partial paved road.

Easy and beautiful. The trail was a little wet but nothing hazardous unless you’re climbing down to see the falls up close. The drive to the trail is a little iffy, only because there are so many huge potholes everywhere. Easy hike, will do again soon!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Great trail! The weather was gorgeous and the trail was pretty intense! We packed snowshoes, but gators and mini spikes worked perfect! Part way up we hit snow and lots of it! Toward the top we put on our snowshoes but that wasn’t out of necessity.

Nice variety of terrain, from tall covered forests to ledges and open crossings. Peak has great 360 views of Lake Chushman and Sound.

hiking
1 month ago

I have to say there are not enough adjectives to describe the majesty of this trail. Allow enough time to just take it all in.

Incredible all around

This is a beautiful trail, however we only made it 3 miles round trip since our 3-year-old prefers to hike himself, so it was slow going. We knew going into this we wouldn’t complete it, but we were hoping to reach the bridge, but we did not. This trail is marked as kid friendly, but I’m not sure I 100% agree. Maybe for older kids ages 6+. It’s a longer hike for kids, plus the trail has some steep hills on the side.

Overall, it looks like a great hike, I will update my review when I do it without the kids.

Beautiful greenery and good workout

Good workout!

Did not get to complete this hike but what we did was nice!

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