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Olympic National Park, Washington

Discover a rich variety of landscapes and a fabulous array of trails that lead from one incredible view to the next. Waterfalls, wildlife, mountain foothills and thermal springs all present a tantalising taste of the Pacific Northwest.
Overview

Olympic National Park Tours

Olympic National ParkA visit to Olympic National Park presents the best of all worlds. Here, you'll discover stretches of rugged coastline combined with ancient glacial peaks and great swathes of coniferous forests, perfect for hiking and enjoying the fresh air.

Olympic National Park's hiking trails are amongst the best in the whole of Washington State; and thanks to the park's proximity to Seattle (just across the Puget Sound) day trips by ferry are the ideal way to escape the urban sprawl. Due to the park's protected location much of the wildlife and plant species that you'll find here are unique to the area. From elk and marmots to bellflowers and cinquefoils, nature lovers will be in their absolute element. 

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Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic Insider Tips

Hall of Mosses Trail, Hoh Rainforest
If green is your colour then Hoh Rainforest has to be at the top of your wish list as this is Olympic National Park's numero uno rainforest and literally dripping emerald and jade from every inch of its being. Moss, ferns and lichen thrive in this sort of mild and moist environment and the Hall of Mosses Trail (which can be found near the excellent visitor centre) is abound with maple trees offering low-hanging cassock spikemoss sleeves. Although under a mile the trail takes around an hour to complete and after a slight incline it does level out fairly quickly so don't be put off as the moss-covered maples that can be found along a side path are certainly well-worth a visit.
When to go
As with most parks in Pacific Northwest USA the best time to visit is around the spring or the autumn as you have fewer crowds and more chances to marvel at fresh flowers and colourful foliage. Generally April right the way through to September is fairly dry although there's bound to be the chance of early morning mist which often adds to the magical forest experience. Light rain is never far away so packing accordingly even on a short hike is definitely advisable however, if you're visiting in July or August you shouldn't find too much need for macs and brollies. Winters are seemingly bereft of wildlife however, if you will find relative solitude and some incredible snow-covered trails.
Highlights & Activities

Olympic National Park Tour Highlights

Glacier Capped Peaks
Mount Olympus, The Brothers and Mount Anderson make up just three of several impressive summits. No matter where you hike in the park, you'll never be far away from a shimmering glacier or fir-covered slope.
The Hoh Rainforest
A walk through this mossy wonderland is a chance to see some of the wonderful plants and trees that call Olympic National Park home. From Bigleaf Maples to Coast Douglas Firs, you'll find yourself in a complete and utter land of the giants.
The Pacific Coastline
Stretching for around 60 miles and presenting all manner of sandy beach and rocky inlet, the Pacific coastline of Olympic National Park is a great option for day trippers. The perfect way to make the most of life outdoors.
Sol Duc Hot Springs
After a good day's walking there's no better way to ease yourself into the evening than a good old-fashioned soak in a hot tub. Sol Duc Hot Springs is one of the park's premier health resorts and in naturally heated spring water you'll be able to relax and unwind.
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