In the northwest corner of the state on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park offers fairytale-esque scenery. Think fog-soaked old-growth forests, snow-capped peaks, and a rugged tide pool–lined coast. Anchored by the majestic Olympic Mountains and a system of Pacific-bound rivers, the park protects 73 miles of coastline and draws outdoor enthusiasts from near and far. After all, the park is 95 percent wilderness with 600-plus miles of hiking trails. Begin at Port Angeles, home to the park’s main visitor center, before heading to Hurricane Ridge, the most accessible high-country zone that dazzles with a 360-degree view of alpine meadows and craggy peaks—and sometimes glimpses of black-tail deer and black bears. Then delve into the park, exploring gems from the mystical Hoh Rain Forest and dreamy Ruby Beach to Sol Duc Hot Springs and the calm waters of Lake Quinault and Lake Crescent.
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