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The Best Hiking in Olympic National Park

Looking for the best hiking in Olympic National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Olympic National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Olympic National Park

  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike Through History Along the Elwha River

    26.23 mi / 6132 ft gain
    The Elwha River Trail cuts south into the heart of Olympic National Park along a densely forested valley, following the same route taken by some of the earliest explorers of the Olympic Peninsula at the end of the 19th century. Past Port Angeles, at a hard curve in US-101, take Olympic Hot Sprin...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Elwha River and Lillian River Trails

    12.67 mi / 2041 ft gain
    Elwha River and Lillian River Trails is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike the Humes Ranch Loop Trail

    6.02 mi / 961 ft gain
    The hike features wildflowers, scenic views of old growth forest, and opportunities to see birds and wildlife. The trail is open for use year-round. If you wish to extend your hike, you can keep going along the Dodger Point trail for a mile and a half or two past Hume's Ranch. You can then make ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Snowshoe Wolf Creek Trail

    6 mi
    To tackle the Wolf Creek Trail, you start by winding up Whiskey Bend Road just outside of Port Angeles, falling the curves and hills of Elwha River. The peaks of the Olympic Mountains stand in the distance.Once you approaching a clearing and small parking area, you grab the gear and hit the trail...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Cirque Rim Nature Trail

    1.3 mi / 138 ft gain
    Cirque Rim Nature Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Sunrise View Point via High Ridge Nature Trail

    0.86 mi / 157 ft gain
    Sunrise View Point via High Ridge Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike to Sunrise Ridge

    5.43 mi / 1627 ft gain
    The trail crosses through fir trees and alpine meadows. Views to the north include the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island, and Mount Baker. Hikers will enjoy wildflowers, and a little dose of the freshest air you will ever breathe. The hike begins on the High Ridge Nature Trail, and connec...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Klahhane Ridge Trail

    13.2 mi / 4016 ft gain
    The winding roads and drop-off cliffs provide an outstanding journey to the trailheads on a clear day. If you have to bear through the fog, your reward at the top is worth every second of what you missed. The first image above is your view from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, so even if you a...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hurricane Hill Nature Trail to Little River Trail

    15.85 mi / 4603 ft gain
    Hurricane Hill Nature Trail to Little River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hurricane Hill

    5.0
    3.13 mi / 689 ft gain
    To get to this hike you drive up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The drive up to Hurricane Ridge is on a winding road with amazing views of the mountains. Once you reach the visitors center at Hurricane Ridge you can fill up water bottles or use the restroom. The trailhead for Hurric...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hurricane Ridge to Heart of the Hills via Heather Park Trail

    9.36 mi / 1503 ft gain
    Hurricane Ridge to Heart of the Hills via Heather Park Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike the Little River Trail

    15.79 mi / 4626 ft gain
    Some old cabins and houses remain along the trail. The trail begins in DNR land and enters Olympic National Park after about 1.1 miles. The trail ascends next to a river, and winds through large rock faces. The trail features a waterfall, and is shared by hikers, horseback riders, and those wishi...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike to Grand Valley via Grand Pass

    9.8 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Grand Valley is one of the most popular areas in Olympic National Park. The hike to Grand Valley via Grand Pass is perfect for experienced hikers who are looking for a breathtaking backpacking or hiking experience with friends. Camping is available around Grand Lake, Moose Lake, and Gladys Lake. ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike to PJ Lake, Olympic National Park

    1.63 mi / 692 ft gain
    A short and scenic trail of tranquility that leads to the secluded Lake PJ, hidden on Hurricane Ridge. Nothing but nature stirs here. The trail, while well-traveled, is far quieter than others in the surrounding area of Olympic. You might see one other hiker. It is lined with wildflowers and in t...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop

    10.42 mi / 3235 ft gain
    Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Lillian Ridge Way Trail

    8.14 mi / 2848 ft gain
    Lillian Ridge Way Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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