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5 Day Travel Guide

Five Day Trips On The West Side Of The Olympic Peninsula

Whether you have only a few hours or several days, this guide offers a host of choices as you explore the Northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. This 2,000 square mile area is bordered on the north and west by over 100 miles of saltwater shores, and to the south and east by alpine meadows and rain forest valleys. Over 200 miles of wild rivers furrow the region with healthy runs of native salmon and steelhead. The City of Forks is the primary population and commercial hub for the area, with many smaller communities along the way, including Sekiu, Neah Bay, Clallam Bay, Beaver, LaPush, and the Hoh. Year round temperatures range from the mid-40s to upper 60s, snowfalls are infrequent, as are temperatures over 80 degrees.

Lake Crescent

*Fees for use in Olympic National Park or Olympic National Forest may apply, for information and a map call 360-565-3130 or visit the National Park Service or Olympic National Forest, call 360-374-6522 or visit the USDA Forest Service 

This itinerary was first created for a family of 5 including children ages 6, 7 and 9 yrs, by Diane Schostak, a long-time Forks resident. For brochures mentioned, maps and more detailed information, contact the Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center. (Revised June 2011)