The Hoh Rain Forest is a lush, green wonderland, with mosses and ferns covering every tree and surface.

Hurricane Ridge is the park's most accessible mountain, located 17 miles south of Port Angeles.

Kalaloch, on the Olympic Peninsula's southwest coast, is a popular tourist destination. Three national wildlife refuges protect the ocean and offshore islands.

This glacially carved lake has depths of up to 624 feet and is thousands of years old. The ice retreat left a steep valley filled with Lake Crescent's waters.

At 40 miles southwest of Lake Crescent and 70 miles north of Port Angeles, Rialto Beach is a great place to see sea lions, seals, otters and whales, as well as seabirds and eagles. The beach is described as "intense" and "pure power of nature."

The mile-long hike to the Sol Duc Falls overlook is probably the most popular trail in the park's Sol Duc Valley.

Recent visitors recommend this as your first stop in the park. Exhibits about Olympic National Park's natural and cultural history are found here, along with a kid-friendly "Discovery Room," a 25-minute orientation film, a bookstore, and two short nature trails.

Massive Douglas firs dominate Staircase, in Olympic National Park's southeast corner. Hiking trails abound along the Skokomish River and nearby forests.

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