Explore the most popular views trails in Olympic National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

8 hours ago

Lots of downed trees on the trail. Encountered a black bear sow and two cubs about 40 yards away where the trail starts to reach the clearing.

Easy hike with beautiful lush scenery. Short and great if you only have 15-20 minutes to explore.

One of the best falls I have seen! Super easy trail

Short and easy. Beautiful falls. Make it part of a full day of mini-hikes and plan on living wet.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Beautiful lake, nice trail, but closed at 3 mile point. First mile is a gravel road. Last mile has a couple rock slides. Was REALLY looking forward to this trail. Big disappointment

2 days ago

A grind up for someone with asthma, but every rest stop had a spectacular view. it was cloudy but that didn't take away from the experience at the top. Snow in some places towards and at the top but not enough to obstruct the trail.

Push a bike to trailhead!Good water
entire way up.Stay to left of creek.9th
time up.Advise SLOW ascent to save Quads coming down.Lake half thawed
very little snow.

easy and beautiful.

3 days ago

Nice easy to follow trail, if you are going to Tull Canyon for the B17 wreckage keep an eye on your GPS some recent tree falls make the trail a bit tough to spot. Copper Creek area is another place to have a GPS out. the trail dumps you in a series of open clearings used for camping and there is no defined place to cross the creek. Easy to lose the trail on the other side. Same with some of the switchbacks, there are downed trees on the switchback and easy to follow game trails to lead you astray. I made it to Buckhorn pass before the trail disappeared under 5ft of snow. Will do again in a few months...

Very strenuous. Trail never lets up, it just keeps getting steeper and steeper. The lake was still half frozen over, which made for a cool view but all in all this trail is for the workout. Will do again.

4 days ago

Nice day hike trail. The path through the landslide was not difficult in dry conditions. Two hours up but missed view due to cloud cover. Water was available in two places. Great hike.

it's a beautiful and relatively easy hike. we'll worth the stop if you have an hour or two to spare.

Fantastic hike. There are a couple of stream crossings, so I'd definitely recommend waterproof hiking boots, especially if you're going to the plane wreck.

Very cool trail . The snow starts from 4500 feet . I’ll go there one more time in August for sure .

5 days ago

I loved it! Beautiful.

Great first hike to start out the season. Definitely kid friendly and lots of incredible sites. Will definitely be going again but maybe trying out a hike attached to it like wagon wheel lake. The mud slide on the road is cleaned up and can park at the ranger station but the bridge across the creek washed out on the right side of the trail so have to wade through the cold glacier water.

Still quite a bit of snow! At certain points, it complete obstructed the path, but we were able to scoot past it along the edge or climb over it. FANTASTIC views, it was truly breathtaking. A moderate hike overall, with some areas steeper than others. Pretty empty on a weekday, allowing you to stop for photos without holding up traffic. Has a paved path, so it's nice and easy. If you have a car you don't need to walk the 1.5 miles on the road, there is parking at the trailhead past the visitor's center (RVs aren't allowed on the road, but these restrictions are clearly marked.)

Arrived at 0930 on Monday to see very few other hikers! Once you take the turn at the big rock for the trail your hike (climb) truly begins! Trail was in good condition and glad to find a hike I love with no snow!

For my average condition it was a brutal climb & descent. The ropes weren't too bad but the second one is definitely the sketchy section! More so on the descent. The incredible views were worth it & we spent about 45 minutes on top undisturbed before heading back down!

6 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. I climbed down the bank and took a nice relaxing nap on a rock at the base of the edge of the falls. I will be returning to this waterfall on my next visit to Washington.
The road leading to the trail is atrocious! Filled with pot holes and will wreak havoc on your car but the waterfall is worth it.

Amazingly BeAutiful... 360° view of the mountains surrounding the ridge and a bit of the waterfront view from a spectacular view at the top! a must do again♡ great company and a view I won't ever forget!!!!

Beautiful views. Pretty easy walk. There are a couple of steep uphill parts that got a little tough but just had to take my time.

Beautiful trail! The views are amazing the whole time. stop off and have a snack at Pony Bridge and sit in awe of the river and majesty of the forest!!

Nice hike for someone who has limited fitness and mobility who wants to enjoy the outdoors and get a sampling of what the Hoh Rain Forest has to offer.

This is a short and easy hike. It is worth traveling you. you get to enjoy the drive by Cresent Lake and the lush greenery of the woods up to the falls. Enjoy!

A fun trail to run when it isn't raining. if hiking, pack a lunch and have a picnic at 5 mile island.

9 days ago

We went up and crossed over the falls and returned via the road to the hot springs resort. There were very few other people out on a Friday—the weather was lovely and there were some great views. Be prepared to cross some shallow rapids—a little dicey but just enough to feel like it was a serious hike ;)

Couldn’t cross the slide area, its quite dangerous. Rest is fine. Was able to go up and come back in 2 hours.

There is no snow on the trail except for the last few meters. The lake is partially frozen.

11 days ago

Incredible views! Not too long, but the grade definitely makes it challenging. I carried my son up in a carrier backpack so it is by no means unbearably difficult. It’s worth planning ahead and going on a clear day.

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