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 »
Adopt-A-Trail Youth Crew
Does maintaining hiking trails in the Olympic wilderness sound like a good day's work to you? Hard workers are needed!
Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) Youth Crew is a voluntary trail adoption program available to motivated groups of high school youth from diverse local communities surrounding Olympic National Park. Families are encouraged to participate in the AAT program as well. As a group, attend an AAT training to learn the basics of trail maitenance at our park, trail etiquette, and how to use various tools. Commitment is a minimum of 3 work days a year for each AAT group. Groups will report on trail conditions to the ONP Trail Crew. This experience can also be used for a Science, English or CTE credit through the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center Natural Resources Class. Additional commitment is necessary to use this as a Senior Culminating Project. Contact the Volunteer and Youth Office to learn more: e-mail us.
This program is a natural progression of Pathways for Youth at Olympic National Park. Accomplished crew members are on the right track to move into volunteer internships and seasonal employment with the National Park Service.
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...