Outdoor Recreation

Woman hiking a forest trail in Olympic National Park

Go kayaking, rafting, fishing, and hiking in a park with four different environments. It’s waiting for you to explore.

The trailhead near the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center. Courtesy NPS

2 Short Hoh Rainforest Hikes

The Hall of Mosses nature trail ventures less than a mile through the rainforest near the visitor center. Another, the Spruce Nature Trail is just 1.2 miles. Read More...

A hiker on Shi Shi Beach. Photo by David Krause

Hike Shi Shi Beach to Point of Arches on Olympic Coast

This 8-mile round trip out-and-back trail travels along the northern Olympic Coast among tide pools and sea stacks, down to Point of Arches. Read More...

Sunset on the beach in Olympic National Park.

Navigating Olympic’s Beaches with a Tide Chart

Without a map and a tide chart you run the risk of literally walking into a dangerous situation that could be life threatening. Do you know how to read them? Read More...

Kayaking on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

Things to Do in the Water at Olympic National Park

With crystal-clear lakes, cobalt rivers, and the Pacific Ocean all within a few miles of each other, Olympic NP offers plenty of opportunities for water fun. Read More...

Olympic Hiking Infographic

Which Trail Should I Hike in Olympic National Park?

Our personalized guide gives you a sense of what to expect on the trails from a relaxing stroll down a striking beach to a strenuous hike to a waterfall. Read More...

Cross-country skiing on Hurricane Ridge. Photo by NPS

Winter in Olympic National Park

The park is open 24-hours year round. Some roads, campgrounds and other facilities close during the winter season, but the park itself is always open! Read More...

Storm waves on the Pacific Ocean het the beach

Winter Storm Watching on Olympic Coast

73 miles of coastline turn into a wave crashing show in the winter. From Nov through Feb, storms coming in from the Pacific have wind gusts up to 60 mph. Read More...