Covering close to 1 million acres in area, the insanely beautiful and diverse Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula west of Seattle is one of the most impressive national parks in the USA.
If an enchanted forest sounds like your ideal nature escape, the Hoh Rainforest Trail is perfect for you. Especially popular during the summer months, this magical trail wanders through the verdant and dense Hoh Rainforest.
One of the easier hikes in Olympic National Park. A scenic and flat trail along the shores of Lake Crescent, this easy hike is family-friendly and one of the few trails that allow dogs on a leash.
Ruby Beach, located south of where the Hoh River and the Pacific Ocean meet, is another great Olympic National Park hike, especially for day-trippers. A short 0.25-mile trail leads you from the parking lot onto Ruby beach.
The picturesque Hole in the Wall trail is one of the most scenic taking you 1.5-miles down to the beautiful Rialto Beach, which also happens to be one of the best in Washington.
The trail is tucked away in the Sol Duc Valley and boasts scenic alpine lakes, one of the most accessible waterfalls in Olympic NP, snowcapped mountains, as well as an abundance of wildlife.