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Olympic National Park

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It is an 18-mile hike from the Hoh Visitor Center to the summit of Mt. Olympus with its glacier fields (the last five miles being steepest). Trails are well-maintained but good hiking boots and gear are recommended.
*'''Hurricane Ridge'''is an area in the Olympic mountain range that features several trails, including a popular paved foot road known for its views of the surrounding mountains and wildflowers in the summer. Visiting is limited to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until sunset in the winter. Incoming vehicles are required to have snow chains during this time.
*'''Lake Crescent'''is a deep glacial lake fed by several creeks and drained by the Lyre River. It is known for its vibrant blue color and otherwise very clear waters. The lake features several surrounding trails and has a small “highway” which runs along a stretch of the shore, so even if you don’t have time to properly visit, you can still see the lake. On the opposite side of the highway there is an old rail bed which can be seen by taking one of the many trails or kayaking across the water.
*'''The Coastal Strip''' Accessed from Kalaloch, La Push, Ozette or Neah Bay, this strech of mostly wilderness coastline is extremely spectacular.
*'''Lake Quinault'''is a glacial lake fed and drained by Quinault River. The lake is surrounded by the Quinault Rainforest and is owned by a native American tribe of the same name.  *'''Cape Flattery''' is technically just outside of the park and is the northwestern most part of the contiguous United States. The Cape, located on the Makah Indian Reservation, is elevated and surrounded by bluffs that are dotted with sea caves formed as the land is eaten away by the ocean. The acutely photogenic caves are very clearly visible from the main trail following the coast of the Cape.

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