This park is one of the largest, yet one of the least developed. It ranges in altitude from sea level to nearly 6000 feet at Mt. Olympus. There are beaches, natural lakes and alpine meadows, and even rain forests! There are 17 developed campgrounds and 95 wilderness camps scattered along the hundreds of miles of hiking trails. The longest trail is about 45 miles long. With little development the park is not an easy one to see, but what you can see is pretty much as nature left it.

snow covered Olympic Mountains stream

US 101 pretty much circles the park, but there are no roads, which pass through it, but there are eight different places where you can drive into the mountains and three locations to drive to the beaches.


The following pages are an attempt to show a small part of this most unspoiled of national parks.