Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park which includes landscape views, mist or fog and tranquil scenes
Choose one or more items to build your trip:
This rainforest-covered peninsula with Mount Olympus at its center is a glorious side trip from Seattle.

Olympic National Park is on the Olympic Peninsula, surrounded the Puget Sound on three sides, and just a few hours’ drive from Seattle. This lush rainforest is a sparsely inhabited reserve of rivers, waterfalls, mountains, beaches and wildlife. It takes its name from the glacial peaks of the Olympic Mountains. Just one main road, Highway 101, encircles the peninsula, linking the small cities of Port Angeles and Port Townsend with Olympia, Washington State's capital city.

The only way to explore the interior of the park is via the 500-mile (800-kilometer) network of hiking trails. There are plenty of hikes for all levels of walking enthusiasts, including easy strolls for those visiting just a short time. Be careful if you’re visiting in winter, when steep and slippery trails can present challenges during hikes of all levels.

Awe-inspiring Mount Olympus rises 7,965 feet (2,428 meters) in the center of the park. Only trained climbers should attempt to reach the summit, but there are plenty of easier trails. Follow the Hoh River Trail for great views of the mountain. Venture into the dense, jungle-like Hoh Rain Forest, where some of the trees are up to 500 years old.

Try alpine and Nordic skiing at Hurricane Ridge, where there are two rope tows and a lift as well as a lodge for warming up. In summer, this area offers stunning views from the 1.6-mile (2.2-kilometer) long paved trail where patches of snow may linger well into July.

For a hike with an ocean view, head to the southwest coast. Ruby Beach has some of the most stunning and accessible coastline in the area, including tide pools rich with urchins, starfish and gooey ducks.

Immerse yourself in Olympic National Park’s natural charms and stay at one of the campgrounds, or seek out simple lodgings in one of the small communities such as Forks or Quinault. If you’re looking for luxurious digs, this isn’t the right place. The pampering is strictly for the senses, found in the breath-taking natural surroundings.

Lake Quinault is another popular area on the peninsula. There’s a rustic lodge, the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, and helpful visitor centers at the Hoh Rainforest and Hurricane Ridge. Port Angeles, just north of the Olympic National Park, is a nice stop between the peninsula and Seattle.

A fun way to extend your visit to Olympic National Park is to take the ferry from Port Angeles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria on Vancouver Island, but don't forget your passport or another form of I.D.

The Olympic National Park is two to three hours by car from Seattle, depending on traffic and the wait at the ferry. During the summer, allow for a few hours’ wait at the ferry terminal.

Top Hotels Close to Olympic National Park

Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
2 out of 5
2104 E 1st St, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
The price is $67 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
$67
per night
Feb 8 - Feb 9
Stay at this golf motel in Port Angeles. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,013 reviews)
"Clean except for the coffe maker, very friendly staff, felt super safe, SUPER comfy bed. Cozy feeling and just overal a great experience, not the ritz but nice and a good hotel"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
3 out of 5
221 N Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $98 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$98
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Port Angeles. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,047 reviews)
"Beautiful location, spacious rooms, recently remodeled. Great hotel!"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Olympic Inn & Suites
Olympic Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
1510 E Front Street, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
The price is $89 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$89
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Port Angeles. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.6/5 Good! (282 reviews)
"Recently remodeled, comfy bed, good price. Pool closed for renovations."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Olympic Inn & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Olympic National Park

The Hi-Lo, Autograph Collection
Dossier Hotel
The Duniway Portland A Hilton Hotel

Popular places to visit


Best Lodging Options Near Olympic National Park

Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
2 out of 5
2104 E 1st St, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Super 8 by Wyndham Port Angeles at Olympic National Park
Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
3 out of 5
221 N Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Olympic Inn & Suites
Olympic Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
1510 E Front Street, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Olympic Inn & Suites
Terra Vista Chalet
Terra Vista Chalet
2 out of 5
907 Herrick Rd, Port Angeles, WA, 98363
Terra Vista Chalet
Quality Inn Port Angeles - near Olympic National Park
Quality Inn Port Angeles - near Olympic National Park
2.5 out of 5
101 E 2nd St, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Quality Inn Port Angeles - near Olympic National Park
Port Angeles Inn
Port Angeles Inn
2.5 out of 5
111 East 2nd Street, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Port Angeles Inn
Emerald Valley Inn
Emerald Valley Inn
2.5 out of 5
235471 Hwy 101, Port Angeles, WA, 98363
Emerald Valley Inn
Royal Victorian
Royal Victorian
2 out of 5
521 E 1st Street, Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Royal Victorian
⚓️Captain's Cottage ⚓️
⚓️Captain's Cottage ⚓️
Port Angeles, WA
⚓️Captain's Cottage ⚓️
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.