Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park, situated in Washington, boasts a diverse range of ecosystems—from rainforests to glaciated peaks. With its pristine wilderness and Pacific coastline, it offers myriad experiences.

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Fast Facts

State(s): Washington
Area: 922,650 acres (3,733.8 sq km) – 13th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Mount Olympus – 7,965 ft (2,427.73 m)
Lowest Elevation: Sea level
Date Established: June 29, 1938
Annual Visitors: 2,432,972 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Port Angeles, Washington

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Olympic National Park

Olympic is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Olympic National Park.

  1. Exploring tide pools along the Pacific coastline
  2. Wildlife viewing in the Hoh Rainforest
  3. Soaking in the Sol Duc hot springs
  4. Joining ranger-led beach walks
  5. Driving the scenic Hurricane Ridge Road

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Olympic National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Olympic National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Olympic National Park

After hiking and exploring Olympic National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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