this is a long winding drive up a mountain that offers majestic views around every bend. when you reach the top there are wonderful meadows and walking trails available for pick nick lunches. you'll see animals, birds and at least a small amount of snow year round. Make sure to check for road…
A 5 minute drive to the park entrance and then a 20 minute drive to the top. Watch out for deer on the road near the summit.
Take the 17-mile drive up to Hurricane Ridge, on a clear day you will enjoy spectacular views of the mountains as well as the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Visitor Center up at the Ridge has a 3-D model of the Olympic mountains, views of Mt. Olympus and other mountains, public restrooms, and a snack…
Mountainous area with great views, hiking trails, wintertime skiing & snowboarding.
Most easily accessible mountain area within the Olympic National Park. 5,242 elevation surrounded by breath taking views.
“just hop in the car and head west on Highway 101. You'll drive all around the edge of the lake and see some amazing scenery. there are many small pullouts to stop and take in the view. Enjoy this view on your way to Marymere Falls....then have a great lunch at the lodge...which is just a quick left turn out of the marymere parking lot! it's a great afternoon!”
“a beautiful beach, cool war era bunkers, cliffs, camp grounds and recreation area. this place has it all. there are 2 access points so check them both out and be aware that tide changes affect amount of beach access. this is a favorite place for surfers and stand up paddle boarders as well as sea creature hunters and seeing a spectacular sunset.”
“Nature site with a scenic waterfall accessible by a short hike & a wooden bridge.”
“A 1-mile, stroller-friendly trail from the parking lot alongside Lake Crescent wanders through old-growth forest to the base of Marymere Falls. From there, a bridge and stairway take visitors up a loop trail for better views of the Falls. Enjoy lunch, a drink or ice cream afterward at the Lake Crescent Lodge”
“The restaurant at Lake Crescent Lodge is one of our favorites on the Olympic Peninsula. The views of the Lake from the restaurant are picturesque and the food is very good. The menu features locally sourced seafood.”