Can you drive through Olympic National Park?

How long does it take to drive around the Olympic National Park?

Olympic Peninsula Loop

Mileage 329 miles (531 km)
Duration 8 hours
Seasons If Winter is not mentioned, the road may be closed during the winter. All Seasons
Roadways US Highways 101 and 12, and Washington Highway 8

Can you drive up Mount Olympus Washington?

Mount Olympus reviews

This was a beautiful drive. There are less lookouts then I would see at RMNP or some others, but it is a beautiful drive. … Mount Olympus is the highest peak on the Olympic peninsula and is brilliantly covered with snow and ice throughout the year. Great views of the mountain from Hurricane Ridge.

How long does it take to drive around the loop?

The Grand Loop takes between 4 to 7 hours to drive in full.

Do you need a reservation for Olympic National Park?

No, you don’t need reservations to visit Olympic National Park. However, if you plan to spend the night in or around the park, you should have reservations for lodging, camping, or backpacking.

Is Hurricane Ridge a scary drive?

I read a few reviews that suggested the drive was narrow and a bit scary. However, you’ll find much worse in Colorado or Utah. This is not at all bad. The rangers at the visitor center on the Port Angeles side were very helpful and there is a live cam there where you can see the current conditions at the top.

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Can you swim in Olympic Hot Springs?

Olympic Hot Springs are natural, unmaintained hot water seeps located approximately 2.5 miles from the Boulder Creek Trailhead in the Elwha Valley. The pools are in a wilderness area and are not tested or treated by the park. They may contain harmful bacteria and use of these pools is at you own risk.