loading...

Location: Hoodsport

Day 1 - 29 Aug 2021

North Lake Cushman Road

Hoodsport, North Lake Cushman Road
Hoodsport, North Lake Cushman Road

Content: After a long drive from Seattle (3.5 hours) you’ll likely want to camp somewhere scenic. Along the road to Mount Elinor you’ll find many campgrounds and this viewpoint overlooking cushman lake. It’s free to car camp here overnight.

Location: Hoodsport

Day 2 - 30 Aug 2021

Mt. Ellinor Lower Trailhead

Hoodsport, Mt. Ellinor Lower Trailhead
Hoodsport, Mt. Ellinor Lower Trailhead
Hoodsport, Mt. Ellinor Lower Trailhead
Hoodsport, Mt. Ellinor Lower Trailhead
Hoodsport, Mt. Ellinor Lower Trailhead
Hoodsport, Mt. Ellinor Lower Trailhead

Content: We accidentally began our hike at the lower trailhead. From here it was 8 miles round trip and about 3300 feet of elevation gain. It’s a tough one but ON A SUNNY DAY absolutely beautiful.

Murhut Falls Trailhead

Hoodsport, Murhut Falls Trailhead
Hoodsport, Murhut Falls Trailhead
Hoodsport, Murhut Falls Trailhead
Hoodsport, Murhut Falls Trailhead

Content: If you’re not completely spent (we managed it) make the drive to Murhut Falls. This is my favorite falls on the peninsula and only 1.6 miles hike round trip.

Location: Brinnon

Day 2 - 30 Aug 2021

Brinnon

Brinnon, Brinnon
Brinnon, Brinnon

Content: On your way to Port Townsend you’ll pass through lovely marshes and likely see some famous Roosevelt elk.

Location: Port Townsend

Day 2 - 30 Aug 2021

Pourhouse

Port Townsend, Pourhouse
Port Townsend, Pourhouse
Port Townsend, Pourhouse

Content: If you’re not visiting on a weekend most breweries will be closed. This bar has loads of local craft beer, is open until 9 all week long and is on the water. Loved the apricot cider.

Location: Port Townsend

Day 3 - 31 Aug 2021

Port Townsend

Port Townsend, Port Townsend
Port Townsend, Port Townsend

Content: Lodging in this teeny town is limited but if you’re car campers like us the park is fair game for free overnight camping.

Location: Port Angeles

Day 3 - 31 Aug 2021

Fairholme Campground

Port Angeles, Fairholme Campground
Port Angeles, Fairholme Campground

Content: This campground is right on lake Crescent. It’s the prettiest in the Olympics. It also books out far in advance.

Location: Forks

Day 3 - 31 Aug 2021

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

Forks, Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

Content: Today’s drive is LONG but we wanted to visit the Hoh rainforest on a misty day and not waste a sunny day. The scenery during the drive is absolutely stunning.

Hall of Mosses

Forks, Hall of Mosses
Forks, Hall of Mosses
Forks, Hall of Mosses

Content: If your legs are still feeling sore or youre only up for a short hike I would take this trail. It is fairly crowded though.

Location:

Day 3 - 31 Aug 2021

Second Beach

, Second Beach
, Second Beach
, Second Beach
, Second Beach

Content: This is THE best beach in the olympics. Bring your tent the .8 miles to the beach and you can camp for free here overnight.

Location: Clallam County

Day 3 - 31 Aug 2021

First Beach

Clallam County, First Beach

Content: Alternatively, you can stay at one of the few cabins in La Push and enjoy the view from First Beach at sunset. We saw seals and pelicans.

Location: Forks

Day 3 - 31 Aug 2021

Airbnb

Forks, Airbnb

Content: Forks and La Push are where the twilight books are based in and there are signs everywhere. We camped at the Second Beach trailhead after sunset. But for those of you that are camping you can head back to lake Crescent for the night.

Location: Port Angeles

Day 4 - 1 Sep 2021

Sol Duc Falls

Port Angeles, Sol Duc Falls
Port Angeles, Sol Duc Falls
Port Angeles, Sol Duc Falls
Port Angeles, Sol Duc Falls
Port Angeles, Sol Duc Falls

Content: Heading back the way you came up the peninsula Sol Duc Falls is worth a visit. It’s most impressive during spring when there are multiple falls. This is in September.

Storm King Ranger Station

Port Angeles, Storm King Ranger Station
Port Angeles, Storm King Ranger Station
Port Angeles, Storm King Ranger Station
Port Angeles, Storm King Ranger Station
Port Angeles, Storm King Ranger Station
Port Angeles, Storm King Ranger Station

Content: Begin your hike to Mount Storm King here. It’s a treacherous climb but honestly the best day hike in the park if you can manage the ropes

Location: Clallam County

Day 4 - 1 Sep 2021

Marymere Falls

Clallam County, Marymere Falls

Content: After Storm King add on the short (and flat) hike to these falls. Another one of my favorites. Just go to the first viewing platform.

Lake Crescent

Clallam County, Lake Crescent
Clallam County, Lake Crescent
Clallam County, Lake Crescent

Content: From the Storm King Parking lot you can access the Crescent lake boat launch for free. This is the perfect lake for SUP and kayak because it’s so clear. Best to do it in the morning or on a not so windy day though. The water was surprisingly warm.

Location: Port Angeles

Day 4 - 1 Sep 2021

Angeles Brewing Supplies & Taproom

Port Angeles, Angeles Brewing Supplies & Taproom

Content: Not a brewery but great beer. I love the blackberry black tea sour.

Flagstone Motel

Port Angeles, Flagstone Motel

Content: If your looking for a halfway decent place to stay in Port Angeles after downing some beers and a full day of hiking this is the spot for you. I’m a budget traveler so it pains me to spend more than $50 on a place to sleep but this place really reminds you of small town America and you’ll probably want a shower.

Location: Port Angeles

Day 5 - 2 Sep 2021

Hurricane Hill Trailhead

Port Angeles, Hurricane Hill Trailhead
Port Angeles, Hurricane Hill Trailhead
Port Angeles, Hurricane Hill Trailhead
Port Angeles, Hurricane Hill Trailhead

Content: Before the long drive to Seattle hit hurricane hill nice and early before it gets busy. Only 3 miles and paved. Often you’ll spot a buck up top. We also got to see some coyotes stalking him.