Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition  by Craig Romano

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition Guide Book

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition  by Craig Romano
Washington’s Olympic Peninsula features a stunning national park, rugged alpine peaks, grand rivers, a wild coastline, and some of the wettest places in the Lower 48. Expert hiker Craig Romano has explored them all, and shows you not only iconic destinations such as the verdant Hall of Mosses and the jaw-dropping viewpoints of Hurricane Ridge, but also some personal favorites, such as the Salmon Art Trail that entertains as it teaches about Willapa National Wildlife Refuge’s native fauna or the so-new-it’s-unnamed trail along Glines Canyon that reveals the healing restoration of the Elwha River after dam removal.

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Trails from the "Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 136.

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This hike replicates the route of Captain William Clark’s famous hike of 1805. Travel a mostly paved path from the Port of Ilwaco over a bluff through maritime forest to coastal wetlands and waves of ...
Ilwaco, WA - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.2 miles
Set in a quiet valley just 1 mile east of Discovery Bay, Anderson Lake is a peaceful body of water teeming with fish and wildlife. Once the centerpiece to farmland owned by William F. Anderson, ...
Chimacum, WA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.3 miles
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This arduous hike through primeval forest leads to one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the Olympics—Appleton Pass, high on the Elwha–Sol Duc divide. Savor stunning vistas of surrounding pea ...
Elwha, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.2 miles
Despite easy access, Aurora Ridge is one of the least hiked trails in Olympic National Park. Wind through a forested tunnel up this long, lumpy emerald divide between the Sol Duc and Lake Crescent val ...
Port Angeles, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.2 miles
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Hike one of Olympic National Park’s steepest trails to one of its most obscure summits. Sourdough Mountain rises above a busy highway but sees nary a human visitor. Aside from assured solitude and an ...
Port Angeles, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12 miles
What could be more beautiful than hiking into Royal Basin? Hiking above it and looking down into that glacially carved valley flanked by towering spires and icy summits. The hike to Baldy is bru ...
Leland, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4 miles
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Venture within the shadow of Mount Ellinor on an enjoyable circuitous route around the Big Creek drainage, and savor the sweet serenity of cascading water. There’s no need to hurry—there are plenty of ...
Hoodsport, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3 miles
The Bogachiel River snakes through Washington’s forgotten rain forest. No main roads run along this major Olympic river, nor do any penetrate its wild valley—all the better to experience the tranquili ...
Forks, WA - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 12 miles
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Hike to an emerald subalpine lake through miles of magnificent old growth. Come in midsummer and enjoy a swim. Visit in late summer and reap a bounty of succulent huckleberries. Make the trip on ...
Elwha, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12 miles
Hike along a boardwalk to views of the expansive mudflats of Grays Harbor’s Bowerman Basin. One of the finest places in all of Washington for bird-watching, the basin is inundated with sho ...
Hoquiam, WA - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.9 miles
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Travel through a tranquil old-growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock forest perched on a bluff at the treacherous mouth of the Columbia River. And admire sweeping views of the fishing community ...
Ilwaco, WA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.4 miles
Hike along a rugged headland through a salt-sprayed maritime forest to Cape Disappointment’s dramatic North Head Lighthouse. From the high headland and its 1898 lighthouse, take in breathtaking views ...
Ilwaco, WA - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3.6 miles
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Hike to the northwesternmost point in the continental United States. Here, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific, Cape Flattery protrudes into a sea of tumultuous waters. A land of ...
Neah Bay, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5 miles
Note: Campground suffered major flood damage impacting trailhead—check with ranger on current status. Ascend high above the Elwha River through attractive open forest. While the view from Cas ...
Elwha, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5 miles
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A “slough” of surprises awaits you on this wonderful interpretive trail within the 3000-acre wildlife-rich Chehalis River Surge Plain Natural Area Preserve. Hike along an old logging railroad through ...
Alder Grove, WA - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 7 miles
Hike a forgotten but restored trail through some of the biggest trees this side of the Hoh River. Church Creek epitomizes why the southern flank of the Olympics was cherished (and nearly complet ...
Shelton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4 miles
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This challenging hike leads through miles of towering old-growth forest to a prominent peak on the western edge of the Olympic Mountains. From its aerie summit more than 4000 feet above the Quinault V ...
Quinault, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.6 miles
Hike across dunes along a shifting creek to a quiet spit teeming with birdlife. Located just a few miles from bustling Ocean Shores, Griffiths-Priday State Park’s sandy beach is vehicle-free and ...
Copalis Beach, WA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 4 miles
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Follow a steep trail alongside crashing Copper Creek through a deep and narrow ravine. Explore a couple of old mine sites, and then continue onward through primeval forest to a high and narrow shoulde ...
Hoodsport, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3 miles
Hike along a salmon-bearing river through an old homestead, now a state park. Where cattle once grazed, elk now browse. Look for eagles, otters, and bears too as you wander an old farm road through a ...
Sekiu, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3 miles
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