22 Olympic National Park CyclingintheOlympicNationalForest Top Picks BeachHikes:Olympic’swildbeacheslookjustliketheydidwhen woodenshipssearchedfortheelusiveNorthwestPassage.Explore themonahalf-dayhiketoafive-daytrek.Highlights:theOzette WildernessLoop,ThirdBeachnearLaPush,Beach4nearKalaloch, andRubyBeachwithitsglitteringsand. SolDucHotSprings:SolDucHotSpringsResort,featuringthreehot pools,afreshwaterswimmingpool,foodserviceandrentalcabins. Agreatplacetosoak,especiallyafterhikingtoSolDucFallsorreturn- ingfromthebackcountry. RainForests:Visittemperaterainforests–amongthefewonthe planet–intheHoh,Queets,QuinaultandBogachielvalleys.Theyare emeraldwonderlandsofmoss-drapedtrees–includingsomerecord- holdinggiants–highlightedbygoldenmapletreesinthefall. AlpineRegions:StartatHurricaneRidgeforseveralridge-top strolls.ThentrybolderbackcountryhikestotheHoh,Quinaultand Elwhavalleys.LenaLakeTrailisalsoverypopular. SouthHoodCanal:TheStaircaseentranceoffersseveralshort dayhikesthatexplorethearea;theyrangefromflatstrollstomore challengingtrails,somegainingover3,000feetinelevation.Longer hikes,liketheNorthForkSkokomishRivertrail,takeacoupleofdays. LakeCrescentLodge 360-928-3211•866-574-2719 OlympicNationalParks.com SolDucHotSpringsResort 866-574-2719 OlympicNationalParks.com KalalochLodge 866-662-9928 Openyearround TheKalalochLodge.com LakeQuinaultLodge 866-574-2719 Openyearround OlympicNationalParks.com LogCabinResort, LakeCrescent 866-574-2719 OlympicNationalParks.com HurricaneRidgeLodge Dayuseonly National Park Lodges 2018 National Park FREE Admission Days NPS.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm Jan 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Apr 21: First Day of National Park Week Sept 22: National Public Lands Day Nov 11: Veterans Day Seattle Port Townsend Quilcene Brinnon Port Ludlow Port Hadlock Marrow- stone Is. Sequim Forks La Push Clallam Bay Sekiu Port Angeles Joyce Neah Bay Olympic National Park Olympia Gardiner Lake Quinault Lake Crescent To Shelton Mason Cty Kalaloch 5 101 101 101 104 112 3 101 Olympic National Park NPS.gov/olym/parknews 360-565-3130 Open 9am–4pm daily (except Christmas) Olympic National Park Visitor Center & Wilderness Infor- mation Center (3002 Mount Angeles Road) in Port Angeles is the park’s primary visitor center. It features educational park exhibits, map and book sales, hands-on Discovery Room for younger visitors and a 25-minute award-winning orientation film shown on request. Dedicated staff are available to help you plan your visit, whether for one day, one week or longer. Wilderness camping, hiking and permit information plus bear canisters are available. Many ranger stations do not have regular winter hours. Check the park newspaper, Olympic Bugler, or ONP website for current activities and seasonal details. If you are traveling with a pet, please be sure to observe park policies. Find dog-friendly destinations: OlympicPeninsula.org/Dog-Friendly Photo: Courtesy of OPVB light green = ONP Photo: Courtesy of ExploreHoodCanal.com