POPULAR TRAILS IN OLYMPIC PENINSULA
From mountains to beaches, Olympic Peninsula has it all!
Port Angeles, Wash. — From the lush canopy of the temperate rain and old growth forests, to the sandy beaches of the wild coast, or the majestic overlooks of rugged, glacier-capped mountains, Olympic has a great deal to offer. Visitors enjoy the changing scenery, water sports, hiking trails, unique lodging, Olympic National Park to mention a few.
The Moments in Time Nature Trail is an easy 0.5-mile trail that meanders through the woods and along the shoreline of Lake Crescent offering a variety of environments from breathtaking views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Mountain to tiny fern and wildflower meadows to lush woods with towering evergreens and spectacular mosses and fungi. Appropriate for the entire family it begins just off the parking area of the Storm King Ranger Station on Lake Crescent in the Olympic National Park.
Home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife, quiet travelers may come across nursing fawns, a pounding Pileate woodpecker, fishing eagles or squabbling Douglas squirrels. Benches along the route offer spots to rest and enjoy the view. On a hot day, take off your shoes and wade on the glacier-fed Lake Crescent beach. If you are heading for the West Coast, this is a nice break in the drive with restrooms and picnic tables at the ranger station.
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About the Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east. It is famed for being home to Olympic National Park, over 600 miles of hiking trails and 73 miles of pristine, Pacific Coast ocean wilderness beaches. The Olympic Peninsula boasts a wide array of activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, attracting visitors from near and far.