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Olympic National Forest

Olympic National Forest covers over 633,000 acres and is made up of two ranger districts: the Hood Canal and the Pacific. It offers a wide range of recreation, including hiking, camping, backpacking, picnicking, boating and other outdoor activities. It operates 17 campgrounds that are on a first-come, first-served basis and have varying overnight fees. There are five designated Wilderness Areas. These do no require wilderness permits, but a Northwest Forest Pass is required for all vehicles parked at many ONF trailheads.

ONF Hood Canal District
Quilcene, WA
tel: 360-765-2200

Location

StationWA
United States
47° 53' 49.6788" N, 123° 1' 21.0792" W
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Olympic National Park

The majesty of the Olympic Mountains, the fairy-tale quality of the rain forests and the pristine wilderness coastline are great reasons to visit Olympic National Park. This World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve encompasses nearly one million acres and also includes glacier-carved lakes, waterfalls, over 600 miles of hiking trails, dozens of campgrounds and scenic vistas. Highlights of the Park include Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and 60 miles of unspoiled coastline.

Location

Olympic National Park Visitor Information Center
600 E. Park Ave.
Port Angeles, WA, 98362
United States
48° 6' 6.0048" N, 123° 25' 59.6748" W
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Dog-Friendly Destinations on the Olympic Peninsula

We understand that your dog is not just a pet but part of your family! Of course you want to bring your dog with you on your trip to the Olympic Peninsula. This region of Washington State is a large and diverse landscape ranging from Pacific beaches to alpine meadows and everything in-between.  And while most places in the Olympic National Park do prohibit dogs there are thousands of acres to keep you and your furry family member(s) busy. (Scroll to the bottom to download our Dog Friendly Destinations Map!)

Western Jefferson County Area Trails

Western Jefferson County

Area Trails

Rain Forest & Ocean Beaches

Before you hike,  you should be aware of some important things:

1.  Be prepared for changing weather, stay on trails, and take out what you bring in.  Help protect our National, Public, Parks.  For some trails listed you need a Park Day Pass.

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
See map: Google Maps

Port Ludlow Area Trails

Port Ludlow Area Trails

A County Commissioner’s Favorite Hiking Trails
By John Austin  

Ludlow Falls Scenic Interpretive Trail  

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
47° 53' 28.7952" N, 122° 43' 55.1532" W
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Shelton Public Library and Town Hall

Shelton Library, built in 1914 to house both the library and town hall, was donated to the town by the Mary Garrard Simpson (b.

Location

Shelton Public Library and Town Hall
5th Street & Railroad Avenue
Shelton, WA, 98584
United States
47° 12' 47.5812" N, 123° 6' 17.5572" W
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ELDON FALLS

Eldon Falls a waterfall along the Hamma Hamma River before it enters Puget Sound. The falls occur about 3 miles above the rivers mouth.

Location

ELDON FALLSWA
United States
47° 32' 48.3216" N, 123° 2' 48.1308" W
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HONEYMOON FALLS

Honeymoon Falls occurs along Six Stream about 2/3 of a mile above its mouth in Olympic National Park. 

Location

HONEYMOON FALLSWA
United States
47° 32' 37.1616" N, 123° 23' 8.0268" W
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LOWER HAMMA HAMMA FALLS

Along the Hamma Hamma River The falls occur where the river drops into a small gorge over a large pile of boulders. 

 

Location

LOWER HAMMA HAMMA FALLSWA
United States
47° 35' 50.7264" N, 123° 8' 14.4276" W
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