Olympic National Park is one of the most diverse national parks in the United States when it comes to both flora and fauna. It covers nearly a million acres of land in the Olympic Peninsula just west of Seattle across Puget Sound.
The park is pretty easy to navigate, as Highway 101 circumnavigates the park in its entirety and all attractions can be accessed from there.
The best time to visit Olympic National Park depends on what you want to do, but I’d recommend visiting sometime in the spring to fall. The spring is when the rainforests are the lushest and most of the animals are their most active, making it a great time of year to explore the rainoforests here.
If you like mountain hikes or camping, I’d recommend waiting to visit until a little later in the summer (July or August) when all the roads, passes, and summits are open and snow-free. Just remember, warmer temps means more crowds — so be ready to make new friends if you visit during summertime.