Olympic National Park

Hiking - Moderate to Strenuous
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We have divided the park up into six sections, spiraling clockwise from the coast.

The numbered trails are shown on the map.

Coastline

Cape Alava-Sand Point Loop . . . 9.3 miles. Most heavily used trail in the park. Mostly on boardwalks.
1. North Coast Hike . . . 15. 5 miles. Coastal route. Interesting marine wildlife, including eagles.
2. South Coast Hike . . . 15 miles. Similar to North Coast hike—less traffic, little harder.

Northern Olympics

4. Seven Lakes Basin - High Divide Loop . . . 18.2 miles. Easy access to subalpine meadows, good views.

Elwha River-Hurricane Ridge

16. Lake Angeles Trail . . . 6.5 miles. Heavily used (and abused) high country trail. Good views if you can look past the bare ground.
5. Appleton Pass Trail . . . 10.2 miles. Cascading falls, subalpine meadows, avalanche chutes, and finally switchbacks above treeline.
15. Elwha River Trail . . . 28.4 miles. Old cabins, fishing, and views from the Low Divide.
Long Ridge/Dodger Point . . . 16.7 miles. Difficult, but commanding views are the reward.
Rica Canyon/ Humes Ranch Trail . . . 4 miles. Elk-watching opportunity. Fun trail.

Rainshadow

14. Grand Valley Trail . . . 7.8 miles of extended alpine views. Wildflowers & marmots.
Cameron Creek Trail . . . 13.3 miles. Follow the creek to the Dosewallips River.
Royal Creek Trail . . . 7.2 miles. Passes by avalanche area with spectacular display of wildflowers.
13. Upper Graywolf River Trail . . . 13 miles. Old-growth forest to sub-alpine area.

Hood Canal Country

Lake Constance Way Trail . . . Longest 2 miles of your life—what a climb!
11. Skokomish River Trail . . . 15.1 miles. Fish and hike along this famous trout river.
12. Main Fork Dosewallips River Trail . . . 15.4 miles. Good views, banks of rhododendrons.
West Fork Dosewallips River Trail  . . . 10 miles. Great wilderness experience.
Duckabush River Trail . . . 23 miles. Starts in the Brothers Wilderness, then climbs to subalpine lake and then on to O'Neil Pass.
Upper Lena Lake . . . 7 miles. Good fishing, good views.
Flapjack Lakes Trail . . . 5.6 miles. Heavily used, lots of flowers.
LaCrosse Pass Trail . . . 6.4 miles. Low use. Pretty.
O'Neil Pass Trail . . . 7.4 miles up a wooded ridge.

Western Approaches

6. Hoh River Trail  . . .18 miles through rainforest on up to alpine zone.
7. Queets Trail . . . 16 miles. Little used trail with good fishing and wildlife viewing, but first you gotta wade the wide Queets River. A challenge.
3. Bogachiel River Trail . . . 28.4 miles. The anglers' trail! Seventeen miles of wilderness fishing, then into the mountains.
8. Skyline Trail  . . . 45.2 miles. Difficult, long, majestic.
East Fork Quinault River Trail . . . 17.5 miles. Takes in Enchanted Valley, with its 4,000-foot rock and waterfalls.
9. North Fork Quinault River Trail . . . 16.5 miles. Fishing, wildlife viewing, and swimming in high lakes. Fun trail.
10. Graves Creek Trail  . . . Low use, steep climb, great views and wildlife. Now that's wilderness!


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