Five Great Family Escapes
|Here's Looking at You: The Olympic National Park wildlife checklist includes cougars, bears, eagles, deer, and many more friends of the forest. (PhotoDisc)|
The 6,000-foot-high Grand Ridge Trail is perfectly balanced between sky and sea. For 11 miles (round-trip), you'll be treated to mind-blowing views of the Pacific Ocean, the island of Victoria, the Canadian Cascades, and 10,778-foot Mount Baker. Best hiked June through early September (snow closes passes as late as June, so be sure to check on trail conditions first), this above-treeline spectacular will spur a lifetime of wilderness exploration for you and your kids.
Read More: Guide to Olympic National Park (GORP.com)
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