• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

There are park alerts in effect.
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  • 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 »

Getting Around

map of Olympic Peninsula
U.S. Highway 101, highlighted in red, provides access to all park destinations.

All park destinations can be reached by traveling U.S. Highway 101, which circumnavigates the Olympic Peninsula. Public transportation is also available in several areas.

Consult the table below for mileages between different park areas.

 

Elwha

Fairholme

Heart O'the Hills

Hoh Rain Forest

Hurricane Ridge

Kalaloch

Lake Crescent (Barnes Point)

Mora

Port Angeles

Seattle (via ferry)

Sol Duc

Staircase

Quinault

Elwha

-

23

18

79

30

81

16

60

11

85

39

111

123

Fairholme

23

-

31

57

43

59

7

36

26

100

16

126

102

Heart O' the Hills

18

31

-

96

12

100

26

75

5

77

45

105

133

Hoh Rain Forest

79

57

96

-

108

40

65

47

91

156

72

191

75

Hurricane Ridge

30

43

12

108

-

112

38

87

17

89

57

117

146

Kalaloch

112

59

100

40

112

-

67

49

95

160

72

195

33

Lake Crescent (Barnes Point)

16

7

26

65

38

67

-

44

21

93

16

121

108

Mora

60

36

75

47

87

49

44

-

70

137

49

170

84

Port Angeles

11

26

5

91

17

95

21

70

-

72

40

100

128

Seattle (via ferry)

85

100

77

156

89

160

93

137

72

-

114

110

362

Sol Duc

39

16

45

72

57

72

16

49

40

114

-

140

132

Staircase

111

126

105

191

117

195

121

170

100

110

140

-

126

Quinault

123

102

133

75

146

33

108

84

128

362

132

126

-

Did You Know?

belted-kingfisher1

The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.