Heart O’ the Forest Trail─Peaceful path in the shadow of Hurricane Ridge

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Quick Facts: Location: Heart O’ the Hills Campground Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 550 feet Notes: Dogs prohibited, National Park Entry fee. Green Trails Map: Elwha North/ Hurricane Ridge No-134S Access: From Olympic National Park Visitors Center in Port Angeles, follow Hurricane Ridge Road (aka Heart O’ the Hills Parkway) south. Continue 5.4 miles turning left into […]

Grand Ridge─Horizon-spanning views from the loftiest trail in the Olympics

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Quick Facts: Location: Deer Park-Obstruction Point, Olympic National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 15.4 miles. To Maiden Peak: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,400 feet. To Maiden Peak: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Olympics Mountain East 168S Contact: Olympic National Park Notes: Park entry fee; Pavement on Deer Park Road ends at National Park Boundary […]

Flapjack Lakes — Served with a healthy dose of scenery

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  Quick Facts: Location: Staircase, Olympic National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 15.4 miles Elevation gain: 3,050 feet Contact:  Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center (360) 565-3100 Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168S Notes: Dogs prohibited; National Park entry fee; Backcountry camping permit required for overnight trips; Practice Leave No Trace Principles Access: […]

Cape Flattery─Hike to the northwestern most point in Washington State

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Quick Facts: Location: Olympic Peninsula Coast Land Agency: Makah Nation Reservation Roundtrip: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 300 feet Contact: Makah Indian Nation Green Trails Map: Cape Flattery, WA- No 98S Notes: Dogs allowed on leash, Makah Recreation Pass required ($10, available at Washburn’s General Store and the Makah Museum in Neah Bay). Access: From Port […]