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Olympic Peninsula, Washington: Hours, Address, Olympic Peninsula Reviews: 4.5/5

Olympic Peninsula
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Erlinda C
Long Beach, CA99 contributions
All of the Olympic Peninsula is a Fabulous Destination
Jul 2019 • Couples
All of the Olympic Peninsula is a multi-day destination. Besides the big sights found at Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest), the Peninsula offers much more for families, couples, and travelers. The Peninsula is gorgeous, rugged, and lush. The western coastline is wildly beautiful and scenic. The northern portion offers the must see scenic sights, although get to these sights early since the parking lots and trails can fill up late morning or in the early afternoon. The Hood Canal drive was a pleasant surprise. So beautifully scenic, quieter, and some great hikes. There are also nice quaint towns and friendly people. A few top notch restaurants can also be found here, since the ingredients can be fresh and seasonal. So take the time to spend quality time in this stunning part of the northwest.
Written 7 July 2019
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George P
Fort Worth, TX2 contributions
Olympic Peninsula Fall 2018
Nov 2018 • Couples
Still in the middle of the trip. First warning...beware of added fees, taxes and deposits. So far it seems that everything we've done, from the rental car at the airport- 40% added taxes and fees - to lodges in the park - deposits range from a nominal $10 to a $130 per night deposit to a Bainbridge hotel's $25 per day "amenity" fee and a restaurant's 5% automatic kitchen tip fees - has so.e added, previously undisclosed fee. Why can't these places just be honest and include all this stuff in their upfront pricing.? Seems to be a real honesty problem out here or inability to face reality. If they need 5% more for the price of a meal to cover the payroll for the kitchen staff then raise the damn price and stop pretending. If you can't cover the cost for a parking lot or the bag of M&Ms in a hotel then raise the damn rate. Stop trying to advertise your products for less than what it cost to provide them. Try honest advertisement for a change and face the truth...the cost to travel through the Olympic Peninsula is more than what the marketers want you to believe. Not that it's outrageously expensive, just be honest. It gets really annoying that everywhere we go there's another line to initial accepting an additional charge. I initialed less buying a house than what I've done in the last four days of this trip.

All that aside, it's really beautiful out here.
Written 14 November 2018
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Otoolegirl
26 contributions
Bucket List MUST is a visit to the Hoh RainForest!
May 2018 • Family
A fantastic trip for a family with teens is hiking and camping in the Olympic National Park, and above all other places there you must see the Hoh Rain Forest and hike the Hall of Mosses. We camped in the Hoh Campground (first come first serve) and scored a great campsite by the river in loop C (#65) which was walking distance to the visitor’s center and the beginning of three different hikes - Hall of Mosses, Spruce Nature Trail and the Hoh River Trail. The beauty is breathtaking! Definitely one for the bucket list.
Written 14 June 2018
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Patrick H
Portsmouth, UK112 contributions
Big area with awful roads
Sep 2017 • Couples
Wild! Only one big town - Aberdeen. Otherwise you drive for miles with nothing but trees. Then road works and takes one hour to cover 10 miles. 17 plus mikes in to each location in National Park. You need plenty of time and a reason to come. If it rains it's a dead loss.
Written 28 September 2017
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Maloobird
Northfield, IL60 contributions
Fabulous area with something for everyone: temperate climate rainforests to water to mountains with glaciers
Aug 2017 • Couples
Most of this peninsula is the Olympic National Park, which is spectacular and filled with wonderful hikes to waterfalls and other things such as the Hoh Rainforest. There are a number of lively and interesting towns such as Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend.
And interesting things to visit such as the Olympic Game Farm.
Written 16 August 2017
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AAHolt
United States3,477 contributions
Such variety!
Nov 2016 • Solo
From mountains to temperate rain forests to beaches and more, Washington's Olympic Peninsula has much to offer.
Written 29 November 2016
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Iwanttobeontheroad
San Jose, Costa Rica77 contributions
Otherworldly
Nov 2016
Beginning an hour north of Aberdeen begins an adventure.There are ocean views, whales (in season), temperate rain forests, rushing streams and some great lodges. Driving is easy in low season and it does not rain all the time. Take a rain jacket but rain fail is less in the summer months. Great hikes. The town of Forks is a good stiop for fans of the Twilight series.
Written 13 November 2016
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Cherie E
Newport, OR73 contributions
Peaceful and Beautiful Area
Oct 2016 • Solo
The Peninsula is so peaceful and filled with so many things to do. Any one could spend to week, maybe a month to see it all. There are things for all ages to do.
Written 4 October 2016
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ElijahM5
Philadelphia, PA25 contributions
I love this part of the country
Apr 2015 • Couples
A must see. I would suggest taking late April because it is not crowded. My wife and I really enjoyed the drive and scenery. We started out in Seattle and drove around the Peninsula and then down the cost to Big Sur in California.
Written 23 February 2016
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Karina K
Portland, OR19 contributions
A three-day visit around the peninsula
Apr 2015 • Couples
We drove up and back from Portland, OR and around the peninsula in three days, early April, with sunshine for three days. It was busy, and we only saw bits. Hurricane Ridge drive was amazing, but the clouds were heavy. By the time we reached the visitor's center, it was clouded over. We drove out to Sol Duc Falls and enjoyed the sunset drive back to Port Angeles along Lake Crescent. The next morning, we decided to go to Hurricane Ridge AGAIN before going west to Neah Bay. The skies were clear, and we saw everything we missed the day before. The drive down to Hurricane Hill trail was closed. However, there was a little trail across the parking lot from the visitor center. If there is snow on the trail, be very careful for ice. I did slip and fall going downhill.
The drive to Neah Bay was beautiful along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Take it slow, and stop to look for sea life along the "whale trail" at the pull-outs. At Cape Flattery, we saw two gray whales from the last lookout on the trail. Beautiful.
We headed south to Forks, and visited Rialto Beach for sunset. We love our Oregon Coast beaches, but the intensity of the waves at Rialto was different. The volume of driftwood is impressive, as well, and we enjoyed the beautiful, smooth rocks below our feet as we walked.
We went to Ruby Beach the next day at low tide. You have to wade across a stream of water to get the to the tide pools (pants rolled up to the knees kind of wading). There were many anemones, but nearly all were closed up because the water was out so far. The tide when we went was .2 at low tide. I imagine you might see more when the tide is higher, so that the anemones are open. There were only a couple of starfish. I've seen more impressive tide pools elsewhere, but again, I think the timing may have impacted this.
The Hoh Rainforest was amazing. We only spent a couple hours in the forest, but I could have wandered all day in there. We "hiked" the Hall of Mosses (more like meandered - it was like a natural museum). and part of the Hoh River trail. I recommend doing the Hall of Mosses first, because it has information along the trail about nurse logs, and points out unique features that one might otherwise overlook.
We headed back to Portland after this, and we could have spent so much more time exploring this beautiful area. We loved our trip.
Written 10 April 2015
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