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Results List

56 Hikes

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
1.8 miles of trails
Gain: 60 ft.
Highest Point: 50 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers
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.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 40 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.73
(11 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Waterfalls
Do a short interpretive loop that passes a crashing creek as it heads to the ocean, gaze up at dizzyingly tall trees, and soak it all in – literally. The Quinault rainforest can average 140 inches of rain each year, so bring your gear – there will be plenty of puddles to splash in on this hike!
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
1.0 miles of trails
Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 20 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Established campsites
  • Coast
Ocean City State Park is a 170-acre camping park with almost 3000 feet of shoreline on the Pacific Ocean. Trails through the dune grasses and shore pines lead to the Pacific Ocean.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 50 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Coast
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers
The trail from Oil City starts out as a short forest jaunt along the Hoh River, and ends at the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
30.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 200 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(7 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Coast
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
Hike through and alongside coastal forest, rocky cliffs and the wild Pacific coast on a relatively well-maintained route.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(4 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
The Lower Pete's Creek trail starts on the same side of the road as the parking area and privy. The Pete’s Creek trail to Colonel Bob is on the opposite side of the road, just behind the “Pete’s Creek Trail” sign. They’re easy to tell apart because Lower Pete's Creek starts flat, and the Pete's Creek trail to Colonel Bob begins climbing right away.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers
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.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 260 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
  • Dogs not allowed
This short interpretive takes you through a homestead from the 1800s. Relics from the past along the way include an old barn, the home that the Kestner and Higley families occupied, and various outbuildings and equipment they used.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
28.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 6235 ft.
Highest Point: 4532 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.60
(5 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Summits
  • Lakes
Hoh Lake is a quiet spot in the wilderness of Olympic National Park that is accessible via a steep ascent from the Hoh River Trail or a long approach on the High Divide Trail.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
33.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(4 votes)
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
Beautiful multi-day hike that shows off the beauty of the Hoh Rainforest. Hike on relatively level ground until the last two miles, which climb to Elk Lake Campground, a good place to start a day hike to the glacier.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.48
(21 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
A short rainforest loop from the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center in Olympic National Park.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
4.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 1600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(8 votes)
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
The Fletcher Canyon Trail is a disproportionately difficult hike for being little more than two miles long. Perhaps because the route is steep and often muddy, obscured by blowdown, or faded entirely, it earns its ire and accolades. Individual accounts may be forgiven for their embellishments, especially those recalled fireside at the lodge tavern on a wet winter’s eve.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
11.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(4 votes)
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
  • Coast
The trail to Ericson's Bay is primitive and no longer maintained by Olympic National Park.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4292 ft.
Highest Point: 4492 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
Start at 200 feet above sea level and climb to a lofty, scenic peak of 4492 feet on a long, switchbacking trail through stunning old growth forest. WTA has done a lot of work on this trail to improve it after a huge storm in 2007.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
12.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(12 votes)
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers
The Bogachiel River is a classic example of a lowland rainforest ecosystem, with a rough and tumble trail that extends all the way to the head of the valley. Born on lower mountains than the Hoh, Queets, and Quinault, it lacks the glacial coloration and tremendous flow associated with those valleys. What it makes up for is miles of solitude and adventure.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
10.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 800 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(10 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers
The hike to Halfway House follows the first five miles of the North Fork Quinault River along the same route taken by the Press Expedition of 1890. The trail passes through superb lowland rainforest before entering the canyon of the Quinault. Halfway House makes a good picnic spot for day hikers and is also a great camp site for backpackers on a longer journey.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
4.25 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 350 ft.
Highest Point: 475 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.64
(11 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Waterfalls
Providing miles of interconnected and gently graded trail, the Quinault National Recreation Trail System provides you with options to extend or shorten your trip into the Quinault Rainforest. The description provided follows Trail the Quinault Loop Trail 854, though it intersects with a few others at various points.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
45.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4900 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Summits
  • Lakes
This primitive trail spans over 20 miles through Montane and subalpine ecosystems. From the Low Divide Ranger Station to the Three Lakes campsite, the Skyline trail will take you on a steep journey past lakes and to the top of Kimta Peak.
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
1.00
(1 vote)
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
 
 

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(4 votes)