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Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge Road. Photo by Justin Bailie

5 Best Road Trips

Getting there can be as fun as the park itself. Enjoy these scenic drives and road trips to Olympic National Park and other spots in Washington State.

Mount Olympus in Olympic National Park

48 Hours in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is unique in that it is home to four of the world’s few remaining intact temperate rainforests, a breathtaking coastline and incredible alpine peaks.

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How should I get to Olympic National Park?

Most people drive to the park. Check out our road trip ideas. The nearest major airport to the park is Seattle/Tacoma. Once you get to the park, you will need a car or tour transportation to get around because there are no shuttles.

Where should I stay on my Olympic vacation?

There are several campgrounds, cabins, and lodges inside the park. There are also many lodging options near Olympic entrances in the gateway towns of Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, Neah Bay, Forks, and Hoodsport.

What is there to see in Olympic National Park?

The park's four ecosystems include alpine mountains (Hurricane Ridge), lowland forest lakes and rivers (Lake Crescent and Lake Quinault), temperate rain forests and the Olympic coast on the Pacific Ocean. Watch wildlife in the park such as Roosevelt elk, deer, black bear, birds, and mountain goats.

What is there to do in Olympic National Park?

The most popular activities are hiking the trails, visiting waterfalls, water sports on the lakes and rivers, soaking in hot springs, and exploring tide pools and sea stacks along the beaches. See our list of the top ten things to do on the Olympic Peninsula.