21472
Washington
Naturally Magnificent: Washington State's Olympic Peninsula
Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is a natural beauty. Come see for yourself as you walk in a rainforest, explore the beach at LaPush and learn about native Makah culture.
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 21472RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,449
Getting There
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At a Glance

The splendor of nature beckons you to Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, a vast and pristine area of rainforests, mountains and rivers. Experience the crash of Pacific surf on the sea stacks at LaPush, stroll a fragrant trail to lovely Marymere Falls and marvel at the greenest place you’ll ever see: the Hoh Rainforest. Learn from a Makah tribal member about the life and traditions of Neah Bay, the westernmost point in the continental U.S. Study the ecology of this unspoiled environment with National Park rangers and naturalists. Take home memories of old-growth forests, deep blue mountain lakes, wood smoke from a driftwood campfire and the perfume of sunbaked cedar boughs along the trail.
Activity Level
Moderate
Walking up to 1.5 miles over varied terrain with options for longer hikes. Elevations up to 5,242 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ascend an 18-mile highway to Hurricane Ridge for close-up views of snow-covered Mount Olympus in Olympic National Park.
  • Enjoy a delightful lunch at historic Lake Crescent Lodge.
  • Delight in a Sunday live music concert in a relaxed setting.

General Notes

Outdoor program in variable weather conditions. Accessing some locations requires driving up to two hours each way on a comfortable, restroom-equipped coach.
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