• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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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 »

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?

snow covered forest and meadow

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.