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Dramatic mountain peaks, old-growth forests, and miles of coastline.

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Created by WebbRacing - December 26th 2016

When planning a trip, it can be hard to choose between a relaxing beach vacation, a serene mountain escape, or an adventure through the forest. Luckily, Olympic National Park, set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, contains the best of everything: misty coastline, lush temperate rainforests, quiet lakes, and majestic mountains. Seriously, there's something for everyone here! Plus, it's right by Seattle, making it a great day or weekend trip, or you can make the Emerald City your home base for exploring the Olympic Peninsula.

18438 Tapaderos Street Southeast, Yelm, Washington

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140 Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles, WA, US

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Date: December 31, 2016

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Forks, Washington, United States

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Olympic National Park, Forks, WA, US

Ruby Beach

Date: January 1, 2017

The park is home to tons of wildlife, but if you're looking for hidden gems, you won't find any more magical (or fascinating) than the marine specimens found in the tidepools of Olympic National Park's beaches, like the beautiful Ruby Beach. On any given day, you might see green anemones, pink algae, seashells, and more starfish than you can count! Since tidepools can only be seen at low tide, check the tide times before you set off, and while you're looking at the tidepools, remember to be gentle with the creatures you find. The National Park Service also suggests bringing a bag to pick up any trash you might find laying on the beach. Oh, and remember to wear sturdy shoes that you won't mind getting a little wet!

Moclips, Washington, United States

Date: January 1, 2017

182mi 03h 50m

18438 Tapaderos Street Southeast, Yelm, Washington

The best time to visit Olympic National Park: The three month dry spell between July and September brings in about 60% of the park's visitors, so come earlier in the summer to enjoy a slightly less crowded park, and the temperatures are usually mild, in the 70's. Winter means some snow and chilly temperatures, although some parts of the park are conducive to winter sports and others receive little snow. The spring is when the waterfalls are at their most impressive, but it also means quite a bit of rain, so if you visit early in the year be prepared to get a little wet.