Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park Guide Book

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park  by Erik Molvar

117pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493009695

Our national parks and forests serve as windows to the natural world, reservoirs of natural beauty and grandeur, and wellsprings of inspiration. As such, they are magnets to people who seek to reestablish their ties with nature, learn more about the world in which we live, or simply find a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of modern society. Olympic National Park features mountain fastnesses clad in glaciers, mysterious rainforests, and a wild and rugged coastline, inviting the visitor to step into the natural world.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.
... Preview: This trail offers a mid-range day hike to a part of the coast that is inaccessible by car. It receives heavy use due to its ease of access, and a permit reservation system is in place for overnight ca ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Neah Bay, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: This hike makes a short traverse through the Makah tribal wilderness to reach the crest of Cape Flattery, where stark cliffs rise above sea stacks and grottoes carved out by the thundering surf. Thi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Neah Bay, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This self-guiding nature trail begins at the far end of the Graves Creek Campground loop. More interesting for its diversity of forest types than for ancient trees, this 1-mile loop traverses old rive ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Eldon, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: This trail offers a point-to-point hike across alpine ridges from Obstruction Point in the west to the Deer Park Campground in the east. Water is scarce along this route, so be sure to bring along a p ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: This pleasant hike visits the bottomlands along the lower reaches of the Elwha River. The earliest white explorers to visit this area named it the Geyser Valley, fooled perhaps by swirling mists and t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This trail forms a loop through the celebrated Hoh Rainforest, visiting a stand of ghostly old bigleaf maples draped with spikemoss. There are signs along the way to enlighten the visitor about the pl ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Forks, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: This approximately 2-mile trail leads into the forest to the east of the Heart o’ the Hills Campground. It offers no mountain views, but does travel through some of the most stately old-growth forest ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1 miles
... Preview: The journey starts on the paved walkway that is shared with the Spruce Nature Trail system. The Hoh River Trail soon splits off to the northeast—a wide, smooth path that runs across the forest duff. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Forks, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This trip visits a wild and beautiful stretch of coastline at the mouth of the Quillayute River. The coastline to the north is typified by boulder-strewn coves and rocky headlands, but this route cove ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
La Push, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: This trail offers a scenic walk to a grassy summit at the western end of Hurricane Ridge. Most tourists never get farther than the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center; if you take the extra drive out to Hu ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: A network of walking trails wanders through the subalpine meadows atop Hurricane Ridge. This popular area receives more visitors than any other spot within the park, and because of the heavy foot traf ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Brinnon, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The trail begins in the rainforest river bottoms of the Quinault’s North Fork. It runs northward among the stout trunks of old-growth red cedar and Sitka spruce, climbing in short bursts across the fo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Eldon, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This outstanding ridge trek follows Lillian Ridge, an alpine divide that offers views of sparkling lakes and a broad sweep of the eastern Olympics. The trail begins at Obstruction Point, where a colon ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: This trail links Sol Duc Hot Springs with Sol Duc Falls, offering an easy loop of 6 miles through pristine old growth and the Sol Duc auto campground. The forest here mixes the elements of the rainfor ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This paved pathway offers a gentle stroll on the floor of the Elwha River valley, visiting a stunning waterfall hidden at the edge of the valley. The trail is suited to all visitors and accommodates w ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
... Preview: This self-guided trail begins next to the Lake Quinault Ranger Station and loops through the lush rainforest bottomlands beside Kestner Creek. A self-guiding pamphlet is available at the beginning of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Forks, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: From the shores of Lake Crescent, this trail offers a short trip into a beautiful old-growth forest of Douglas fir, then crosses Barnes Creek and climbs a steep stairway to Marymere Falls, a 90-foot c ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This hike begins in the tourist-thronged meadows atop Hurricane Ridge, but the crowds thin out abruptly as the trail ventures eastward through the spectacular meadows on the shoulders of Klahhane Ridg ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Sequim, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: This trail offers one of the easiest ascents to a summit in the Olympic Mountains. From its position at the leeward edge of the mountains, views stretch across the glittering waters of Puget Sound to ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Brinnon, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This old roadbed follows Boulder Creek up to the undeveloped hot springs on its south bank. The hot springs are quite popular with local weekenders; visit them during the week to avoid the crowds. The ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park"
Port Angeles, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9

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