Dreamy Hikes in Olympic National Park

Ready to Daydream?

Let’s chat about the Pacific Northwest, home to towering old-growth trees, stunning snow-capped strato volcanoes, and incredible marine life. Whether you prefer the dripping moss and ferns of its temperate rainforest, high alpine meadows scattered with wildflowers, or the rugged sea-stacks and tidal pools of the Pacific coast, this park has something for everyone.

Stay in comfort at a historic national park lodge and explore the varied environments of Olympic and Rainier National Parks, or venture out for something a bit more wild on a backpacking trip in Olympic National Park.  Ready to join a guided hiking vacation but need more help narrowing down your options? We’ve got you both covered. Check out our three favorite Olympic National Park trails to get you started.

Klahane Ridge Trail

The Klahane Ridge Trail is pure Olympic majesty. Glacier-capped mountains dominate the skyline to the south, while the deep blue waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the silhouetted mountains of Canada’s Vancouver Island cover the north. If the magnificent views aren’t enough, the wildflowers will captivate you—deep purple alpine lupines, bright red Castilleja, and many more explode in a symphony of color all summer long.

Let us take you there! Hike this trail on these Wildland adventures:

  • INN BASED Olympic Only  (3 Days);  Olympic & Rainier (6 Days)
  • BASECAMP Pacific Northwest Basecamp (6 Days)

Shi Shi Beach Trail

Ancient sitka spruce trees, boardwalks through primeval forest, and rugged Washington beaches—could you ask for anything more? The trail to Point of Arches wanders through two miles of ancient coastal forest, complete with abundant berries for trailside snacking, before it reaches a short and steep descent to the beach. Once there, take in the dramatic sea-stacks, carved by waves pounding the cliffside for thousands of years. During the evening explore tidal pools rich with sea stars, anemones, and diverse marine life, with the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. Its hard to beat a campfire on the beach, and the Shi Shi Beach Trail will get you there.

 

Burroughs Mountain Trail

Want to get as close as possible to Mount Rainier? The Burroughs Mountain Trail starts at 6,400 feet, the highest elevation you can drive to. You’ll stroll past serene alpine lakes and delicate wildflowers, and the summit of Burroughs Mountain provides panoramic views of the Cascade range. All the while, Mount Rainier dominates the skyline—a massive volcano, draped in glaciers and clouds, feeding the torrential White River far below your trail.

Let us take you there! Hike this trail on these Wildland Adventures:

  • INN BASED Olympic Only  (3 Days);  Olympic & Rainier (6 Days)
  • BASECAMP Pacific Northwest Basecamp (6 Days)

Having a hard time choosing?

Don’t forget that our team of Adventure Consultants is always here for you whether you have questions about your hiking vacation style, destinations, training, or what to expect. We’re sitting by the phone seven days a week and would love nothing more than to talk trekking with you.

Email hike@wildlandtrekking.com or call 800-715-4453 (HIKE) for more info!

 

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