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Sightseeing by Car

  • U.S. 101 provides the main access to the park, with numerous spur roads leading to the interior. No roads pass through the heart of the Olympics. Rain forests can be seen along the Hoh, Queets, and Quinault rivers. Hurricane Ridge, accessible via a paved road, offers motorists an opportunity to look into a superb part of the Olympic wilderness. The coast area can be reached directly from U.S. 101 at Kalaloch and from spur roads to the mouth of the Hoh, to La Push, and to Rialto Beach. 

    For lodging and visitor facilities outside Olympic National Park, contact the North Olympic Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau, Grays Harbor Tourism, Mason County Tourism


General Regulations 
  • Regulations protect the park as well as visitors. Pets, weapons, vehicles, bicycles and other wheeled devices are not permitted on park trails, meadows, beaches or in any undeveloped area of the park.

    Exceptions: 

  • Pets are permitted on leash, during daytime hours only, from Rialto Beach north to Ellen Creek, and on the Kalaloch beach strip between the Hoh and Quinault Indian Reservations. 
  • Bicycles are permitted on the Spruce Railroad Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent. 

Area Information
  • Olympic National Park Visitor Center, Port Angeles
    Visitor Center: Winter 2007 open Thursday - Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open at 9:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
    360/565-3130 (recorded)
    Wilderness Information Center: 360/565-3100
    Nearest Campground: Heart O' the Hills, 5 miles
    Nearest Lodging: Port Angeles
    Activities: P ark orientation video; children's discovery room
    Day Hikes: Peabody Creek Trail
    Ecology: Lowland forest

    Heart O' the Hills 


    Nearest Campground: Heart O' the Hills
    Nearest Lodging: Port Angeles, 6 miles
    Day Hikes: Heart of the Forest Trail
    Ecology: Lowland forest

    Hurricane Ridge


    Visitor Center: Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. when the road is open. Weather permitting the road is open Friday through Sunday through April 1, 2007. Call (360) 565-3131 for current road status.
    Nearest Campground: Heart O' the Hills, 12 miles
    Nearest Lodging: Port Angeles, 18 miles
    Ranger Guided Activities: Summer only
    Day Hikes: Hurricane Hill Trail Meadow Loop Trails 
    Ecology: Subalpine

    Elwha


    Ranger Station: Open seasonally, 360/452-9191
    Nearest Campground: Elwha and Altaire
    Nearest Lodging: Port Angeles, 12 miles
    Day Hikes: West Lake Mills Trail , Griff Creek Trail Krause Bottom Trail, Madison Falls Trail
    Ecology: Lowland forest / river

    Lake Crescent

    Ranger Station: Open seasonally, 360/928-3380
    Nearest Campground: Fairholm
    Nearest Lodging: Log Cabin Resort 360/928-3325, Lake Crescent Lodge 360/928-3211
    Ranger Guided Activities: Summer only
    Day Hikes: Moments in Time Nature Trail , Marymere Falls , Mount Storm King Trail , Pyramid Peak Trail , Spruce Railroad Trail
    Ecology: Lowland forest / lake
    Area Notes: Fairholm General Store open summers

    Sol Duc


    Eagle Ranger Station: Open seasonally, 360/327-3534
    Nearest Campground: Sol Duc
    Nearest Lodging: Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, 360/327-3583. (Closed in winter.)
    Ranger Guided Activities: Summer only
    Day Hikes: Sol Duc Falls Trail , Mink Lake Trail , Ancient Groves Nature Trail , Lover's Lane Loop
    Ecology: Lowland forest / river
    Area Notes:  Road may be closed in winter due to low-elevation snowfall.

    Ozette


    Range Station: Open seasonally, 360/963-2725
    Nearest Campground: Ozette
    Nearest Lodging: Just outside park boundary on Hoko-Ozette Road and in the communities of Sekiu and Clallam Bay
    Day Hikes: Cape Alava Trail , Sand Point Trail
    Ecology: Coastal rain forest / coastline

    Mora


    RangerStation: Open seasonally, 360/374-5460
    Nearest Campground: Mora
    Nearest Lodging: Forks, 15 miles
    Ranger Guided Activities: Summer only
    Day Hikes: Third Beach Trail , Second Beach Trail , Rialto Beach Trail , Tide Predictions
    Ecology: Coastal rain forest / coastline

    Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest Recreation Information Center


    Information Center: Call for hours, 360/374-7566
    Nearest NPS Campground: Mora
    Nearest Lodging: Forks, Call for details
    Location: 551 S. Forks Avenue, Forks, WA  98331

    Hoh Rain Forest


    Visitor Center: Winter 2007: Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 360/374-6925
    Nearest Campground: Hoh
    Nearest Lodging: Call for details
    Ranger Guided Activities: Summer only
    Day Hikes: Hall of Mosses Trail , Spruce Nature Trail
    Ecology: Rain forest

    Kalaloch


    Visitor Center: Open seasonally, 360/962-2283
    Nearest Campground: Kalaloch, 360/962-2030 (staffed during summer season)
    Nearest Lodging: Kalaloch Lodge 360/962-2271, Forks, Lake Quinault
    Ranger Guided Activities: Summer only
    Day Hikes: Kalaloch Beaches, Ruby Beach , Tide Predictions
    Ecology: Coastal rain forest / coastline

    Queets


    Nearest Campground: Queets
    Nearest Lodging: Kalaloch Lodge 360/962-2271, Forks, Lake Quinault
    Day Hikes: Sams River Loop Trail
    Ecology: rain forest /

    Quinault


    Ranger Station: Open seasonally, 360/288-2444
    Nearest Campground: North Fork, Graves Creek
    Nearest Lodging:Lake Quinault/Amanda Park area
    Ranger Guided Activities: Summer only
    Day Hikes: Maple Glade Rain Forest Trail , Graves Creek Nature Trail
    Ecology: rain forest / lake /river

    Staircase


    Ranger Station: Open seasonally, 360/877-5569
    Nearest Campground: Staircase
    Nearest Lodging: Hoodsport
    Day Hikes: Shady Lane Nature Trail , Staircase Rapids Loop Trail
    Ecology: Lowland forest / river

    Dosewallips


    Ranger Station: Open seasonally
    Nearest Campground: Dosewallips
    Nearest Lodging: Brinnon, Hoodsport
    Day Hikes: Terrace Loop Trail
    Ecology: Lowland forest / river
    Area Notes: Road is washed out 5 miles from park boundary.

    Deer Park


    Ranger Station: Open in summer
    Nearest Campground: Deer Park
    Nearest Lodging: Port Angeles, Sequim
    Ecology: Alpine / subalpine
    Area Notes: Closed in winter, road not suitable for RVs or trailers