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...

Cross-country skiing on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Photo by NPS

Ski and Snowboard at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

It’s 1 of only 3 national parks in the U.S. with a ski lift. Go snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Hurricane Ridge. Read More...

Ranger snowshoe talk in Olympic National Park. NPS photo

Snowshoe with a Ranger in Olympic National Park

Join a ranger-guided snowshoe walk that goes less than a mile and is good for all ages. The park even provides snowshoes. 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...

Cross-country skiing on Hurricane Ridge. Photo by NPS

Top 5 Things to Do in Winter in Olympic National Park

With fewer visitors during the season, you can find peaceful mountains, crashing waves, and dripping lushness in this winter wonderland. 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...

Storm waves on the Pacific Ocean at 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...