Hiking and Backpacking

Two people backpacking
Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA

The wild character of the Olympic Coast provides endless opportunities for discovery and exploration. Hiking, backpacking, and camping are popular in the coastal wilderness strip of Olympic National Park.

Check with the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center for conditions, restrictions, and permit requirements along the coastal wilderness strip. On Indian reservations, inquire locally about access and permits necessary for camping and other recreational use.

While hiking, practice Leave No Trace. Carry an extra bag with you to bring litter back for appropriate disposal.