Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Forests/Natural Areas in Olympic

Dosewallips Area

The Dosewallips area includes the major waterways of the Main Fork Dosewallips, West Fork Dosewallips and Duckabush Rivers. These two systems eventually flow into the Hood Canal. The headwaters for these drainages lie on Hayden Pass, Anderson Pass and First Divide, in the central eastern Olympic Mountains. Attractions - The ...

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Elwha Area

From the Elwha General Forest Area visitors to Olympic National Park can gain access to the central Olympic wilderness. The Elwha River Trail leads 29 miles southward through the heart of the park to Low Divide. Other wilderness trail stem from the Elwha River route connecting the area with ...

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Hoh Rain Forest

About 90 miles west of Port Angeles, the Hoh Rain Forest has a visitor center, campground and picnic area. There are self-guided nature trails and in summer, ranger-led programs. ...

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Hoh/Bogachiel Area

The Bogachiel and Hoh Valleys lie on the central western boundary of Olympic National Park and provide excellent examples of rain forest communities. The Bogachiel area is undeveloped and little used. A few trails wind along the river and beside its major tributaries joining this drainage to the Sol ...

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Hood Canal Area

The Hood Canal General Forest Area encompasses the North Fork Skokomish River and its tributaries that eventually flow into the canal. First Divide lies at the head of this valley and Sixth Ridge and the Sawtooth Mountains containing it on the west and east respectively. Attractions - The area includes ...

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Hurricane Ridge

Seventeen miles south of Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge is the park's most easily reached mountain destination. The paved Hurricane Ridge Road is open 24 hours a day from mid-May through mid-autumn. During the "snow months", the road is open, weather permitting, on weekends. Hurricane Ridge offers a visitor center, ...

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Lake Quinault Area -- Quinault Rain Forest

Lake Quinault's north shore lies within the park, while the south shore is managed by Olympic National Forest. Ranger stations, campgrounds, lodging, and trails are available on both sides of the lake. ...

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