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Cities and Towns near Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park is a great location for outdoor activities. Hurricane Ridge is a popular destination for winter activities such as skiing and snow shoeing. Summer offers hiking, backpacking and birding. Lake Crescent, a 12 mile long glacial lake, is a favorite spot for fishing and boating.
On the west side of Olympic National Park is the Hoh Rain Forest which accessed by the Upper Hoh Road off of Highway 101. Discover One Square Inch of Silence which is the quietest place. The exact location is marked by a small red-colored stone placed on top of a moss-covered log. GPS: 47° 51.959N; 123° 52.221W.
Wilderness Backpacking Adventures
A backpacking guide company focused on outdoor adventure and backcountry skill-building for new and experienced hikers in the Olympic National Park.
Windsox Shuttle. 406 West E. Street, Forks, WA 98331. Phone/Fax: 360-374-2002. Provides trailhead shuttle services for hikers and backpackers needing rides to and from trailheads in Olympic National Park. E-mail
Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area. Located 17 miles south of Port Angeles in the Olympic National Park. Phone: 360-565-3131.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity: Must -Do Hikes for Everyone by Doug Lorain. Find information on hiking the best trails, everything from easy nature trails to demanding hikes, from all over the peninsula and in Olympic National Park. Read about the range of options along with descriptions for each trail. Order now...
Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series), Third Edition by Eric Molvar. This book has clear descriptions and easy to follow trail maps for 31 short hikes suitable for everyone. Find 30 minute walks to full day adventures. Hikes are ranked from easy to challenging. Order now...
Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula, 3rd Edition: The Best Trails You Can Hike in a Day by Seabury Blair Jr. This guide features 73 day hikes in the Peninsula with trails rated from easy to difficult. Each trail has a description, topographical map, photographs and more. Each hike is accessible from the Seattle area. Order now...
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