Natural Wonders of the Olympic Peninsula

See giant trees in a rainforest and tide pools on the Pacific coast, hike to views of the Olympic mountains, and play in the water in cool mountain lakes. Olympic National Park and the Peninsula have enough natural wonders to explore for a lifetime of vacations.

Tree in Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park

Discover Olympic National Park’s 4 Rainforests

On Olympic National Park’s west side you can explore Hoh, Quinault, Queets and Bogchiel, some of the world’s best examples of a temperate rainforest. Read More...

Sea Star Ochre at Olympic National Park

Explore Tide Pools at Olympic National Park’s Coast

During low tides, the Pacific Ocean retreats from the beaches and exposes pools of water in rocky crevices that team with sea life. Read More...

Mount Olympus in Olympic National Park

Hidden Mount Olympus, Washington

Mt Olympus is the tallest and most prominent mountain in the Olympic Mountains but the only great view of it is on Hurricane Ridge or from other mountains. Read More...

Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

This strikingly blue, deep (624 feet) lake sits in the forest 18 miles west of Port Angeles. Read More...

Elwha dam waterfall in Olympic National Park

Olympic Waterfall Trail Map

With this area’s famous rain comes surging rivers that drop as beautiful waterfalls. Many of these waterfalls are accessible within a short hike. Read More...

Sea stacks on Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park

Sea Stacks on Olympic National Park’s Coast

Iconic rock posts and arches jutting up from the sand along the Washington coast are what define the national park’s beaches. Here’s where to see them. Read More...

Sol Duc waterfalls in Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park’s Sol Duc Valley

Called the most beautiful falls in Olympic, the hike to the falls is a short and easy one. Walk one mile through old-growth forest to the overlook. Read More...