• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 »

Pathways for Youth

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Olympic National Park Pathways - Inspiration, Connection, Stewardship
 

Pathways for Youth at Olympic National Park is a way to deliberately connect young people to career paths in the National Park Service. Our hope is to lead new stewards into fulfilling and meaningful careers.

Pathways for Youth begins with hands-on education for young people in the natural environment of Olympic National Park. Interpretive programs tailored to every age group address topics such as climate change, which have implications on a global scale. Students who have developed a solid foundation and interest in the resources of Olympic can complete their senior culminating projects for graduation at our park.

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Youth Crew


Our volunteer internships are designed to teach job skills for recent high school graduates and college students. Completing multiple Pathways programs will equip young people with the experience and knowledge necessary to compete for open employment opportunities with the National Park Service (at USA Jobs) and other employers.

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.