• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Spruce Railroad Trail Closed from Lyre River Trailhead to Devil’s Punchbowl

    The trail will be closed for improvements 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 »

Adopt-A-Trail

Olympic National Park has over 600 miles of trails across its 922,651 acres of land, 95% of which is designated wilderness. Located on western Washington's Olympic Peninsula, extreme weather conditions make maintaining these trails a tremendous feat. At Olympic, our volunteers are dedicated to helping us keep these trails accessible for our visitors. Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) is a voluntary trail adoption program available to motivated groups of volunteers from the communities surrounding Olympic National Park.

ONP AAT Crew Responsibilities

  • Attend a park-led Adopt-A-Trail training.
  • Commit to at least 3 work days per year.
  • Group size 2-12 persons.
  • Report trail work and conditions.
  • Communicate with local AAT coordinator.

Getting Started - The Process

  1. Find your perfect trail match on Olympic's Orphaned Trails listing.
  2. Fill out a group application and submit via mail or fax to the address provided.
  3. After application approval, attend a park-led AAT Training in the field. Come prepared for hard work and inclement weather.
  4. Fill out a Trail Work Report for each work day and e-mail us to submit.

Need Course Credits?

Adopt-A-Trail Youth Crew is a Senior Culminating Project that was developed especially for local high school student groups looking to use the AAT program for school credit, learn more here.

Did You Know?

Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...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.