Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.
Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5
Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed 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 »
Safety Advisory: Rabies
Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »
Marmot Survey Areas
Shown are the survey trips, with names of clusters to be surveyed on each trip, along with the number of days (including the training day) that each survey trip is expected to take and the relative difficulty of the trip. An overview of all the clusters can be found on the KML file map. This is a Google earth map and you must have Google Earth loaded on your computer for this to work.
A topographic map of each of the survey trips can be accessed by clicking on the Survey Trip in the first column. Clusters in the core of the program will be surveyed annually, sometimes more than once per year. Others will be surveyed occasionally as time and personnel permit. Some areas can be surveyed via day hikes or from a front country campground. These surveys may take fewer than 5 days and it may be possible to survey these areas over two or more weekends. New in 2012 are 3 trips on lands administered by Olympic National Forest; details of these trips are currently under development.
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.