• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Spruce Railroad Trail Closed from Lyre River Trailhead to Devil’s Punchbowl

    The trail will be closed for improvements from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

Park Fun

Olympic National Park Fun
Here your kids will find activities to do from home or during your visit at Olympic National Park. Make a salmon hat, color an ecosystem, check out a discovery backpack, explore the discovery room and more. The park is a wonderful year-round spot for families with children to camp, hike, and explore.
 
Hurricane Ridge

Hikes:
Wildflowers of Hurricane Ridge expose their colors and beauty in the summer. Please take only pictures with you, leaving the plants as you found them so that others may enjoy. Hurricane Ridge's Hurricane Hill Trail and Hoh Rainforest's Hall of Mosses are wonderful trails for families with youngsters. Be sure to check trail conditions and the weather before you head out, prepare a hiking pack and dress accordingly. Click here for more information on day hiking. Stroller-friendly hikes include:

 
Coastal Sea Stacks

Coastal and Tidepool Exploration:
Olympic National Park includes 73 miles of rugged and natural coastline. No two miles are alike. At Rialto Beach, take long or short walks, play in nature's playground, and stay the night in family campgrounds. Kalaloch's Beach 4 and Mora's Hole in the Wall are the most popular tidepool areas in the park. Click this link to learn about tidepool tips and safety. Every year in April, visitors can spot gray whales migrating along the coast from Kalaloch and LaPush, make sure to bring your binoculars!

 
Roughskin Newt in  Hoh Rainforest

Forests:
Discover bugs, slugs and salamanders in the forest. Check with the local visitor center about ranger programs and walks, or pick up a Discovery Backpack to deepen your child's experience. Click here to learn more about the various types of forest in Olympic National Park. Looking to plan a backpacking excursion? Make sure you check in with the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) located inside the main park visitor center in Port Angeles. To learn more about planning a safe wilderness trip, click here.

Did You Know?

snow covered forest and meadow

That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.