Olympic National Park & Cape Flattery two places you mustn’t miss when you visit the pacific northwest! There are so many things to do that just one week wasn’t enough! Check out our newest video below!
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park is one of the largest national parks covering nearly 1 million acres. The park boasts old growth temperate rain forests, snow-covered mountain ranges, and miles of untouched coastline.
We decided this trip we would visit Hurricane Ridge. We heard from fellow RVers that there are many times you can’t get to the ridge due to weather so we thought we’d go on this beautiful sunny day.
It was amazing and the views breathtaking. The local wildlife even came to check us out. Well, it was really for all that amazing green grass; the deer loved it.
The visitors center sits right on the edge of the cliff with amazing views of Mount Olympia! While still covered in snow in early July. The visitors center offers a small cafe, and the gift shop offers coffee, postcards, shirts, and snacks you can enjoy outside on the deck with amazing views!
Hiking trails are closed to dogs, for their safety and the safety of the wildlife, so we relaxed and enjoyed the views from the visitor’s center. While taking in all the clean air and relaxed atmosphere we enjoyed our picnic lunch.
Next, we drove over to Cape Flattery, which is the most Northwestern point in the lower 48. From the Cape Flattery parking area, there is about a 2-mile walk through the forest to the most amazing ocean views we’ve ever seen. This is a must-see destination for anyone within a day’s drive from Port Angeles.
Cape Flattery is in Clallam County, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca joins the Pacific Ocean.
This looks like something straight out of a magical jungle, not on the Pacific coast. We couldn’t believe what we came upon when we got the end of the trail. WOW! It took our breath away, to say the least, we fell in love with this hike! Totally worth the drive since it feels like you will never get there, but we promise you, you won’t be disappointed!
The Olympic Peninsula
Olympic National Park is quite large so we missed out on the park’s rain-forest and beaches this trip. Next time we’ll make it a point to visit the other side of this magnificent park.
The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle and contains Olympic National Park. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the east by Hood Canal. ~wikipedia
We stayed Whiskey Creek Beach NW RV Park while we were in Port Angeles which makes it very convenient to visit Olympic National Park & Cape Flattery Check out our Campground Review of Whiskey Creek NW RV Park.
Down below we have linked a couple guides to help you plan the best trip to the Pacific Northwest!
Have you been to the PNW? Where is your favorite place to visit? Comment below and let us know!
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