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 »
Olympic National Park Visitor Center
For general information call (360) 565-3130. TTY users can use the Washington relay service (800-833-6385 or 800-833-6388) to obtain information.
The Living Forest Trail
Hurricane Ridge Area
Two picnic areas just beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center have paved trails that are accessible with assistance leading to tables (some with extensions) overlooking the Olympic Mountains; but the restrooms are not accessible.
When the building is staffed, Hearing Assisted Technology (HAT) and a wheelchair are available for use.
Meadow Loop Trails
Lake Crescent Lodge has an accessible main lodge, restaurant, lounge and room.
The restaurant at Log Cabin Resort is accessible.
Marymere Falls Trail begins at Storm King Ranger Station, winding through old growth forest. The first half-mile is a hard-packed surface and leads to an overlook of Barnes Creek.
Moments in Time Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail with hard-packed surface, offering views of the lake, old-growth forest and former homestead sites. It can be reached from either the Olympic Park Institute or Lake Crescent Lodge, or from the Storm King Ranger Station via a 0.3 mile trail.
Sol Duc Area
Salmon Cascades is a short gravel and dirt path leading from the Sol Duc Road to a wooden platform overlooking the Sol Duc River. Look for leaping salmon in autumn. Accessible vault toilet.
There is an accessible vault toilet at the parking lot.
Hoh Rain Forest Area
Mini-Rain Forest Trail is a flat, quarter-mile paved trail with a small stream and towering Sitka spruce trees. The trail is paved, although there are roots pushing the pavement up in a number of areas.
The Hoh picnic area has accessible restrooms and one accessible site with table extensions.
Did You Know?
...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.