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Olympic National Park

On Washington's western peninsula, glaciers, lakes, redwoods, waterfalls, and mountains await the adventurer.

Nearby Attractions

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Queen Anne Neighborhood
The Queen Anne neighborhood sits at the highest point in Seattle and overlooks the downtown area. It's known for its cultural and musical activities, year-round.
Marymere Falls
Located a mile from Crescent Lake, Marymere Falls is one of the park's most visited waterfalls.
Marmots
Living on the high grasslands, largely above the tree line, marmots are burrowing house-cat sized rodents. Keep your eyes peeled for one at Hurricane Ridge.
Wildlife
Throughout the park, be on the lookout for bears and mountain lions, but you're most likely to encounter deer throughout the park.
Hurricane Ridge
From Hurricane Ridge, look for the highest peak in the park and glaciers in one direction, and in the other wave across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Canada.
Lake Crescent
Fed by several creeks and lacking in nitrogen which prevents algae growth, Lake Crescent is a brilliant blue and begging for a swim. Beware the chill of the cool waters though!

Related Tours

Excursion to Olympic Mountain National Park
As one of the most diverse ecosystems in the United States, Olympic National Park holds much for the outdoor enthusiast. Snowcapped mountains are met with old-growth forests stretching down to sandy beaches. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is in a remote peninsula nestled along the Pacific Ocean, and its unique biosphere boasts jagged mountain peaks, gorgeous wildlife, and glaciers.

On your day-long excursion to Olympic National Park, you will:

·      Meet your guide around 7:30 am pick-up from your hotel, and ride to the small town of Port Angeles - the gateway into Olympic National Park. Breakfast will be provided for you, so no need to wake up earlier than required.
·      Venture into one of the highlights of the park, Hurricane Ridge. Here you will ascend over 5,000 feet, enjoying panoramic views of the Olympic Mountain Range and several glaciers.
·      Walk a few short loops around the area, such as Big Meadow and High Ridge, catching glimpses of wildlife like marmots, deer, birds of prey, and chipmunks.
·      Enjoy a fresh, local lunch and wine, provided along with water and snacks throughout the day.
·      Visit Lake Crescent, surrounded by old-growth forests and snow-capped mountains.
·      Enjoy an easy, scenic hike to Marymere Falls (a 1-mile hike to the falls).
·      Return to Seattle, with hotel drop-off, around 7:30 pm. 

Your small group excursion (you and up to 9 others) will take a full day, as you are driven to the highlights of what make Olympic National Park so special. The entire tour consists of a few hikes, amounting to roughly 4.5 miles of easy to moderate hiking, with lots of breaks as needed. After Hurricane Ridge, you will stop for lunch, where your guide can recommend the best places to eat. For this tour, dress in layers, as the weather patterns can vary throughout the day. Hiking boots are recommended, though not required, and the hikes require minimal levels of fitness. Return to Seattle at approximately 7:30 pm.
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