Travel Guide to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington
Since moving to Washington, no place here has captivated me quite as much as the Olympic Peninsula. This area of Washington has a magic sort of feel to it that will keep you coming back again and again, atleast that has been the case for me. There is just so much to see and such diverse landscapes to explore. It is home to rugged coastlines, lush forests, raging waterfalls, pristine lakes, and towering peaks... it pretty much has it all.
I decided to put together this guide to help you figure out what to see on your trip to the Olympic Peninsula. I've included 12 of my favorite hikes as well as some resources to help you best experience the Olympic Peninsula.
12 Can't Miss Hikes on the Olympic Peninsula
Mount Storm King
Sol Duc Falls
Shi Shi Beach
Hall of Mosses
Where to Stay on The Olympic Peninsula
Camping is a great way to experience the Olympic Peninsula. Some of my favorite spots are on the coast and are listed above (Second Beach, Third Beach, Shi Shi Beach). But a few official campgrounds worth staying at are: Hoh Campground, Kalaloch Campground, and Sol Duc Campground.
There are also some great cabin rentals and lodges to stay at. Here are a few of my favorites:
Another good option is AirBnB: https://www.airbnb.com/stay/olympic-national-park
Google Map of the Olympic Peninsula
Best resource for finding hikes on the Olympic Peninsula: https://www.wta.org/go-outside/map
2nd best hike finding resource: https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/washington/olympic-national-park
Official National Parks Service map: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/upload/OLYMmap1.pdf
For tours of the Olympic Peninsula I recommend this company: https://www.hikeolympic.com
Their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikeolympic/
The Olympic Peninsula Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theolympicpeninsula/
Hopefully this guide helps you plan your own trip to the Olympic Peninsula.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me on Instagram (@MichaelMatti).