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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

30 Hikes
Sol Duc Falls

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 1951.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(22 votes)
Marvel at old-growth trees amid a lush rain forest landscape while visiting one of Olympic National Park’s most beloved attractions: Sol Duc Falls.
 
 
Hall of Mosses

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.45
(20 votes)
A short rainforest loop from the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center in Olympic National Park.
 
 
Marymere Falls

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
1.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 1100.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.97
(35 votes)
Walk among old-growth giants as you travel to one of Olympic National Park's best-loved waterfalls.
 
 
Spruce Railroad Trail

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.89
(36 votes)
Hop aboard the Spruce Railroad Trail for a scenic and historic hike along the sparkling shores of massive Lake Crescent. For 5 nearly flat miles you'll saunter along one of Olympic National Park's most alluring natural features. Nine miles long, over 600 feet deep, and surrounded by steep ridges and peaks, Lake Crescent seems more like a fjord. With a microclimate of warmer and drier conditions than areas just a few miles away, this trail is a good hiking choice on an overcast afternoon.
 
 
Lake Angeles

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2350 ft.
Highest Point: 4196.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.56
(18 votes)
Get up close and personal with an enchanting glacier-sculpted landscape at Olympic National Park’s Lake Angeles.
 
 
Grand Valley - Cameron Creek Loop

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
30.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10945 ft.
Highest Point: 6628.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Hike up and down (and up again and down again, and then up one more time) around this loop in the northern part of Olympic National Park. You'll get stunning mountain views, pass tranquil lakes, and laze around in gorgeous alpine meadows, and you'll need that break, because the elevation gain on this one is no joke.
 
 
West Elwha

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 650.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.12
(8 votes)
Take a short but very scenic hike starting from the Altair campground in Olympic National Park. Traverse along the edge of the Elwha River, recently free-flowing thanks to the removal of the Glines Canyon Dam.
 
 
Mount Angeles

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
6.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 6454.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(12 votes)
A scramble up Mount Angeles just off the Klahhane Ridge hike in Olympic National Park.
 
 
Hurricane Hill

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
3.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 650 ft.
Highest Point: 5757.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(24 votes)
Whether you need a day hike for the whole family or the perfect trail to round out your first visit to Olympic National Park, Hurricane Hill is the answer. You can even use this trail as the jumpoff (or ending point) to a variety of longer hikes out of the Elwha River Valley.
 
 
Little River

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.79
(14 votes)
Enjoy this delightful trail in Olympic National Park. Despite a steep start, the trail is gently graded, ascending 8 miles from a valley and ending at the Hurricane Hill Trail.
 
 
Dosewallips River Road

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 1550.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(16 votes)
The Dosewallips River Road is the gateway to the eastern Olympic Mountains and it penetrates one of the deepest canyons in Olympic National Park. Now closed to vehicles, the old road bed allows hikers to explore true wilderness at a gentle grade. Backpackers, peak baggers, and horseback riders take advantage of the easy access to the trails beyond the road's end.
 
 
Pacific Northwest Trail

Puget Sound and Islands

 
1200.0 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 7580.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(3 votes)
The Pacific Northwest Trail is a 1200-mile linear park that stretches from Glacier National Park in Montana to Cape Alava on the Pacific Ocean in the Olympic National Park.
 
 
Badger Valley

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
8.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2080 ft.
Highest Point: 6400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(7 votes)
The Badger Valley Trail is located in the NE corner of Olympic National Park. This trail starts at the Obstruction Point Trailhead and trends down into Badger Valley to end at Grand Lake.
 
 
Sunrise Point Trail

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
0.2 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A short dead end trail coming off the High Ridge trail at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.
 
 
Upper Duckabush

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
16.1 miles, one-way
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 4950.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
The Duckabush River trail spans two land management agencies -- the US Forest Service and the National Park service. The first 6.2 miles of the trail weaves through Olympic National Forest. It's a popular early season backpack and a frequent site for WTA work crews. The upper section, in Olympic National Park, melts out much later, but provides a gateway to gorgeous backpacking destinations.
 
 
Ericson's Bay

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
The trail to Ericson's Bay is primitive and no longer maintained by Olympic National Park.
 
 
Sleepy Hollow Trail

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
16.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 2950.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
Hike along an old road being converted to trail in Olympic National Park.
 
 
Anderson Glacier

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
0.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 735 ft.
Highest Point: 5200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(6 votes)
The Anderson Glacier Trail is a backcountry trail located in the eastern reaches of Olympic National Park. This short spur trail starts at Anderson Pass and ascends in a series of steep switchbacks to a moraine that overlooks a lake and the former site of Anderson Glacier.
 
 
Hurricane Ridge Snowshoe

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 5757.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(12 votes)
Whether you’re an expert or a first-timer, Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park is one of the most spectacular places to snowshoe in Washington state—and on clear days you’ll be treated to bird’s-eye views of Mount Olympus in all her winter splendor.
 
 
O'Neil Pass

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
12.0 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 5000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.80
(5 votes)
The O’neil Pass Trail travels through the southeastern corner of Olympic National Park. It is a trail segment that sits well within the backcountry so you must hike a considerable distance to reach the start of this trail.
 
 
Constance Pass

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
7.8 miles, one-way
Highest Point: 6080.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.40
(5 votes)
The Constance Pass Trail climbs from the Dosewallips River, over the pass and on to the border between Olympic National Park and the Buckhorn Wilderness in Olympic National Forest
 
 
Four Stream

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.57
(7 votes)
 
A short hike near the Staircase area of Olympic National Park.
 
 
Dodger Point

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
27.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4983 ft.
Highest Point: 5753.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
Road Washout: Trailhead inaccessible
Backpack on primitive trails to Dodger Point Camp in the heart of Olympic National Park for unparalleled views of high, snowy peaks towering above deep forested valleys.
 
 
Irely Lake

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 145 ft.
Highest Point: 615.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A temperate rainforest saunter up from the Quinault River valley floor to a fauna rich lake within the Olympic National Park
 
 
Cub Peak

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3990 ft.
Highest Point: 4755.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
An unofficially named, seldom-visited peak above Wagonwheel Lake on the border of Olympic National Park.
 
 
Snider-Jackson Traverse

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
12.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 796 ft.
Highest Point: 1675.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.60
(5 votes)
Formerly the Rugged Ridge Trail, the Snider-Jackson Trail is a primitive north to south traverse on the west side of Olympic National Park.
 
 
Quillayute River Slough

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
1.8 miles of trails
Gain: 60 ft.
Highest Point: 50.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
Experience a quiet woodland walk while camping at one of Olympic National Park's many campgrounds. Add it on to a day of exploration on the coast, or simply meditate in the cool forest with your morning coffee before heading out for the day.
 
 
Grand Valley via Grand Pass Trail

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4070 ft.
Highest Point: 6450.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.33
(3 votes)
Discover some of Olympic National Park's most inspired alpine scenery among the meadows, lakes, and vistas of Grand Valley.
 
 
Peabody Creek Trail

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 1100.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Found on the outskirts of Port Angeles, the Peabody Creek Trail starts out from the Olympic National Park Visitors Center and follows Peabody Creek through a quiet wooded ravine for 2.8 miles. It’s an excellent short hike for visitors, locals, and trail runners alike.
 
 
Ira Spring Wetland

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

 
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Discover the true beauty of the Bogachiel Rain Forest on the Ira Spring Wetland trail. This short trail will take you on a loop through a fern forest and around a large wetland. While leashed dogs are allowed in on the Ira Wetland trail, they are NOT allowed in the Olympic National Park, the boundary of which is 1.6 miles along the Bogachiel Trail.