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The majesty of the Olympic Mountains, the fairy-tale quality of the rain forests and the pristine wilderness coastline are great reasons to visit Olympic National Park. This World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve encompasses nearly one million acres and also includes glacier-carved lakes, waterfalls, over 600 miles of hiking trails, dozens of campgrounds and scenic vistas. Highlights of the Park include Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and 60 miles of unspoiled coastline.
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Olympic National Park Visitor Information Center
600 E. Park Ave.Port Angeles, WA, 98362
United States48° 6' 6.0048" N, 123° 25' 59.6748" W
Surrounded by rain forest valleys and within minutes of the rugged Pacific Coast, Forks is a friendly little town full of recreation opportunities. Within an hour of Forks, one can be strolling a rain forest trail, kayaking a tidal estuary, surfing a wilderness beach, soaking in natural hot spring waters or canoeing a clear blue glacier-carved lake.
Discover the Secrets of Sequim
When you visit the Rain Forest Country, you are surrounded by wonders of nature. Visit the temperate Hoh Rain Forest (a World Heritage site), with its huge five hundred year old trees and Elk herds. There are trails to walk through the forest all beginning near the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Further south visit Lake Quinault Rain Forest and walk the trails.
To the west - Follow Hwy. 112 to Neah Bay and the Makah Indian Reservation where you will find a world-class cultural museum and the best smoked salmon ever!
West of Neah Bay at the tip of the Olympic Peninsula lies Cape Flattery, the most northwest point in the continental U.S. Walk the boardwalk to Cape Flattery. There are amazing views of ocean sea caves, Tatoosh Island's lighthouse and a fantastic marine wildlife viewing spot!
Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, Ruby Beach, Rialto Beach, Kalaloch, the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend, the Lavender Festival Weekend in Sequim, Hood Canal, Cape Flattery, Quinault! These places and many more await you on Washington's Olympic Peninsula.