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Best trails in Olympic National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Olympic National Park, Washington? AllTrails has 183 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 99 hard trails in Olympic National Park ranging from 1.5 to 98.9 miles and from 3 to 6,968 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Situated on the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park has a diverse landscape ranging from rugged Pacific shoreline with tide pools to temperate rainforests as the land expands to Mount Olympus. The glaciated Olympic Mountains overlook the Hoh Rain Forest and Quinault Rain Forest, the wettest area of the continental United States. The park is open 24 hours a day all year round, though please be aware of seasonal and weather closures in certain areas of the park. The best time to visit is June through September as most areas will be open to enjoy. Fees: Private Vehicle ($30, valid for seven days) Motorcycle ($25, valid for seven days) Individual/Bicycle ($15, valid for seven days) Olympic Annual Pass ($55 valid for one year from month of purchase) Accessibility: The Interagency Access Pass for free or discounted admission for US Citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities is accepted here. The Olympic (Port Angeles), Hurricane Ridge, and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Centers are wheelchair/mobility equipment/stroller accessible and have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and drinking fountains. When the visitor centers are staffed, there are hearing assisted technology devices and a wheelchair available for loan. Orientation films include closed-captioning. The main Kalaloch Lodge and restaurant are wheelchair accessible, as well as one cabin. The Hoh Campground has wheelchair accessible campsites in all three loops and accessible picnic areas. Service animals must be on-leash throughout the park. Additional accessible trails and facilities information can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm#:~:text=Olympic%20National%20Park%20Visitor%20Center,-Port%20Angeles&text=Fully%20accessible%20building%20with%20exhibits%20on%20park's%20natural%20and%20cultural%20history.&text=For%20general%20information%20call%20(360,%2D6388)%20to%20obtain%20information.

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Map of trails in Olympic National Park
Park information
Acreage:
922,650 acres
Contact
360-565-3130
Top trails (183)
#1 - Mount Storm King
Olympic National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Switchbacks for the 2.7 miles up. Great leg burn. Once you reach the top, you can grab magnificent pictures of the views of the mountains and Lake Crescent. Keep going to the ropes (past maintained trail sign) and it becomes more technical. There is an optional side-trip to the popular Marymere Falls if you wish to extend your trip.Show more
#2 - Hurricane Hill via Hurricane Ridge
Olympic National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/conditions.htm Located in beautiful Port Angeles in northwestern Washington State, The Hurricane Hill Nature trail begins 1.5 miles beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor's Center in Olympic National Park. This paved trail climbs to a panoramic view of the Olympic Range, Puget Sound and Vancouver Island. This is one of the most easily accessed mountain areas and best places in the park to view the Olympic Marmot. The hiking trail is usually snow free from July through September. The ridge is open to skiing during the winter months. The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is a great place to stop to view exhibits or talk with National Park Service Rangers. There is also a gift shop with a snack bar for hungry hikers. The first quarter mile of the trail is wheelchair accessible with assistance.Show more
#3 - Marymere Falls Trail
Olympic National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 53 m
Amazing easy hike. Seeing the PNW on this trail will give you everything you need. Lush greenery and beautiful waterways. The actual waterfall is breathtaking. A lot of gusts and water droplets everywhere. Absolutely gorgeous. The beginning of the trial is relatively flat but eventually it goes into well maintained switchbacks. The switchbacks are nothing to fear, there are maybe 2 or 3 of them. Show more
#4 - Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss
Olympic National Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 30 m
Busy trail through lush Washington rainforest that's perfect for the whole family. Truly amazing flora with the huge old trees, mosses, lichens and ferns. An enchanting place. Accessibility: This trail is only partially wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller friendly, please note the waypoint on the map view showing where the most accessible portion ends. To view the most accessible, packed dirt trail that is 0.2 miles long called Hoh Rain Forest Loop go to: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/hoh-rain-forest-loopShow more
#5 - Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail
Olympic National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 49 m
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm Nice flat and short hike through old growth forest to beautiful three prong waterfall that captures rainbows in the spray. Passes over a few spring fed and snow runoff creeks along the way. Sol Duc Falls rages under a wooden bridge and the hike has a wooden platform at the end of the trail - nice place to sit and enjoy the falls!Show more
#6 - High Divide - Seven Lakes Basin Loop
Olympic National Park
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Length: 19.0 mi • Est. 11 h 14 m
Most people choose to do this hike counterclockwise, but it can be done either way. Olympic National Park provides a limited number of permits for overnight campers. Reservations for trips between May 1 and September 30 are strongly advised and can be made by mail or fax beginning February 15. Half of the sites are reserved for walk-up requests made to the Wilderness Information Center. Bear canisters are required for this hike and can be rented from the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles. Show more
#7 - Staircase Rapids Loop
Olympic National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 59 m
Short loop trail through forests and along a stream at the Staircase ranger station on Lake Cushman. The Forest Road 24 road closes seasonally for snow and wet conditions. Please check with Olympic National Park for status updates: https://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htmShow more
#8 - Hole-in-the-Wall from Rialto Beach
Olympic National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
From Rialto Beach: 1.5 mile hike to arch and tidepools at Hole-in-the-Wall. The trail is subject to closure when the tide is too high. For up to date information, please see the park page here: https://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm One of the best beaches in Washington per Frommers is Rialto Beach. Just north of LaPush, Rialto Beach is at southern end of a 29-mile long stretch of wilderness beach. Mora Rd. runs to parking lot just above Rialto Beach and is a good starting point for hikes. From huge sun bleached logs to tidepools teaming with starfish, to haystack rocks, to huge rounded pebbles along the route to the Hole-in-the-Wall, this stroll is awesome! Most people walk 1 mile up beach to Hole in Wall during low tide, (1.5 miles north of parking lot) which is huge monolith that waves have bored tunnel thru. Don't miss 2nd and 3rd beaches south of La Push too - great photo ops. Show more
#9 - Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 37 m
Beach 1 provides a quick hike out to seastacks, driftwood logs, and a perfect lagoon for skipping stones. A quick stroll along this beach will show great examples of the shoreline in Olympic National Park. There are towering seastacks, piles of driftwood logs, and an amazing array of wave-polished stones of all colors.Show more
#10 - Hoh River Trail
Olympic National Park
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Length: 35.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Hoh River Trail is located in the Pacific Northwest's Olympic National Park and leads to the Mount Olympus Blue Glacier. The Olympic Peninsula is the wettest region in the lower 48 states and the area is known for its spectacular temperate rainforest, subalpine meadows and montane forest. The Hoh River Trail is well-maintained and flat for a good majority of the hike but ascends quickly from the Hoh River up to Glacier Meadow. There is one river crossing and a few small stream crossings along the way. For those interested in camping there are numerous spots along the route. For more information on camping and permits and to connect with the Ranger Station please visit: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/hoh-river-trail.htmShow more
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