A short ferry ride from the city of Seattle are the majestic glacial peaks, lush valleys, rain forests and scenic Pacific Ocean beaches of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.
Our walks and hikes begin with trails through beautiful rain forest valleys and past ancient, record-sized trees as we make our way to the cozy Lake Quinault Lodge, our home for two nights.
From here we offer a variety of hiking and walking options, from fabulous coastal walks past sea caves, tidal pools, impressive sea stacks and basking harbor seals, to the moss and lichen-filled world of the Hoh Rain Forest.
Our next day of hiking takes us through lush Douglas Fir forests and giant moss- draped trees to some of the park’s most picturesque waterfalls. At day’s end, we find ourselves at the historic 1916 Lake Crescent Lodge.
Now we head into the high country, where trails with names like Hurricane Ridge, Obstruction Peak and Cirque Rim offer hiking challenges, or if you prefer, gentler trails, lined with wildflowers, offer spectacular views of distant snow-covered peaks.
The last morning we take a lakeside walk before catching our ferry across Puget Sound back to Seattle.
July 19th - July 24th (Sat. - Thu.)
• Olympic National Park
• The Hoh Rain Forest
• Scenic Pacific Coastline
• Lakeside lodging
6 days, 5 nights
Lake Quniault Lodge
1916 Lake Crescent Lodge