- Type: Visitor Centers
NileGuide Expert Says:
Don't miss your opportunity to see the eighth wonder of the world. Jagged peaks, sea stacks, emerald green rain forests, un touched beaches and hundreds of hikes are available for anyone willing to drive the extra mile out to the Peninsula.
- At Olympic National Park, you can reach nearly a mile in elevation with a trip to Hurricane Ridge, where you'll find a visitor center and nature trails. Beginning early in the morning will increase your chances of seeing wildlife and help avoid the larger number of visitors later in the day. From Hurricane Ridge, a three-hour drive to the west will bring you to the Hoh Rain Forest. A visitor center, picnic area and short nature trails can enhance your rain forest visit. After leaving the Hoh, an hour and a half drive toward the northwest will bring you to Rialto Beach on the Pacific Ocean in time for sunset. Grocery stores, restaurants and other amenities are available in the towns of Port Angeles, Forks and at other locations along Highway 101 and the park access roads.