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.
Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)
Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.
Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics
Why Leave No Trace?
Olympic belongs to all of us. It also belongs to future generations of Americans. In order to preserve Olympic's wild character, protect its plants and wildlife and protect recreation opportunities, all of us should take care when traveling within Olympic.
Our actions can cause lasting impacts such as permanent vegetation damage, harm to wildlife, human waste problems as well as impacting the experience of other visitors.
The Leave No Trace Principles are not regulations. They are guidelines meant to help wilderness users to make informed decisions in the wilderness so that they may leave the area as beautiful and as natural as they found it.
When you are on the trail or in camp, please take the time to think about your actions and how they might affect or impair wildlife, plants, rivers, lakes, fish or other visitors.
Please read through the Leave No Trace Principles so you can help you protect YOUR wilderness. You can make a conscious choice to be responsible for the preservation of your wilderness park.
There's only one Olympic. Its health is in your hands.
Olympic's Seven Principles
2. Camp and Travel On Durable Surfaces
When off-trail, spread out your use.
3. Dispose of Waste Properly Pack it in, pack it out.
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
The Campsite Check
Strive to leave the wilderness as you found it, or better.
Did You Know?
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.