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 »
Search Underway for Overdue Hiker in Olympic National Park
A search is in progress for a solo hiker from Mountlake Terrace, Washington.Tim Bailey, 32 years old, had planned a three-day loop hike from Aurora Ridge Trailhead to the North Fork of the Sol Duc.
Bailey began his hike on Friday morning, August 24.He was reported overdue by his wife Sunday evening.
Bailey's vehicle was located at the Aurora Ridge Trailhead Monday morning.An initial "hasty" search began on Tuesday. Today, twelve searchers from Olympic National Park, aided by a helicopter, will continue to search the area between Aurora Ridge and the North Fork of the Sol Duc.
Bailey is described as athletic and a capable hiker with previous overnight experience in mountainous terrain.He is 6'1" and 160 pounds with brown eyes and hair; he has a short beard and arm band tattoos on both upper arms.
The park asks that anyone who may have seen Bailey to contact park dispatch at 360-565-3000.
Did You Know?
The old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest produce three times the biomass (living or once living material) of tropical rain forests. More...