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Situated on the Olympic Peninsula, this park ranges from Pacific shoreline with tide pools to temperate rainforests to Mount Olympus. The glaciated Olympic Mountains overlook the Hoh Rain Forest and Quinault Rain Forest, the wettest area of the continental United States.
Hiked it in November of 2016, easy to drive to and no snow or ice to worry about. The hike itself was a lot of fun! It is definitely hard and will have you sweating but the views at the top are well worth it! Also it was very cold and windy at the top so layer your clothing to take off on the way up and put back on once you're up there.
Very very very secluded...kind of scary lol my rating is not fair cause I could've only imagined the solitude as the previous reviews described...my truck didn't make it up due to LOTS of snow and lack of 4x4 drive....I was .6 miles from the top and my truck almost slipped down a ridge!! Had to really get creative to get it from not falling to its certain doom! At the same time the snow kept dumping...managed after a while then humbly reversed it all the way back down dodging more close calls....but on the good side I did find a cool little "Y" in the river that is easy to spot from the road....made for a nice peaceful river rapid view as I read up on my book under the mossy canopy! I will be back to avenge that ridge!!!