Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

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  • Copyright: 7/1/2014
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
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Written by a renowned Pacific Northwest outdoors expert, Top Trails: Olympic National Park features the best of the best trails the park has to offer. This guide showcases only the most spectacular scenery and wildlife in a wide selection of routes from all over the peninsula. It includes full descriptions of brand new Mt. Muller Loop and Murhut Falls trails, as well as some truly outstanding but often overlooked hikes, including a range of options from short and easy nature trails to extremely demanding day-hikes to a few of the absolute not-to-be-missed options for overnight travelers. In keeping with the tradition of the Top Trails series, Doug Lorain's new guide will maximize readers' time and enjoyment of Olympic National Park.

Author Biography

A recipient of the National Outdoor Book Award, Doug Lorain was described by The Seattle Times as the “next great Northwest trail guide author.” He lives in Portland, OR.

Table of Contents

Olympic National Park Map
Olympic National Park Trails Table
Using Top Trails

Organization of Top Trails
Choosing a Trail
Introduction to Olympic National Park
Geography & Topography
When to Go
Weather and Seasons
Trail Selection
Key Features
Multiple Uses
On the Trail
Have a Plan
Carry the Essentials
Useful-But-Less-Than-Essential Items
Trail Etiquette
CHAPTER 1 Olympic Coast
1 Cape Flattery
2 Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches
3 Ozette Triangle
4 Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall
5 Toleak Point
6 Jefferson Cove
7 Ruby Beach
CHAPTER 2 West Region: The Rain Forests
8 Hall of Mosses and Spruce Nature Trails
9 South Fork Hoh River Trail
10 Quinault Rain Forest Loop
11 Pony Bridge, Enchanted Valley and Anderson Glacier
12 Colonel Bob
CHAPTER 3 Northwest Region: Lake Crescent and Sol Duc Areas
13 Mount Muller Loop
14 Sol Duc Falls and Lover’s Lane Loop
15 High Divide Loop
16 Marymere Falls
17 Mount Storm King Viewpoint
18 Spruce Railroad Trail
19 The Cove and Salt Creek County Park
CHAPTER 4 North Central Region: Elwha and Hurricane Ridge Areas
20 Griff Creek Trail to Rock Viewpoint
21 Goblin’s Gate Geyser Valley Loop
22 Dodger Point
23 Lake Angeles and Heather Park Loop
24 Cirque Rim and Sunrise Ridge
25 Hurricane Hill
26 Elk Mountain
27 Grand Valley and Grand Pass
CHAPTER 5 Northeast Region: The Rain Shadow Area
28 Dungeness Spit
29 Deer Ridge Trail
30 Baldy
31 Royal Basin
32 Mount Townsend and Silver Creek Loop
33 Mount Zion Ridge Viewpoint
34 Marmot Pass and Buckhorn Mountain
35 Tunnel Creek Trail
CHAPTER 6 Southeast Region: Duckabush and Skokomish Areas
36 Ranger Hole and Murhut Falls
37 Lake of the Angels
38 Mount Ellinor
39 Staircase Rapids

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