Experience the enchanting beauty of the rainforest paired with dramatic ocean vistas and mountain peaks on an Olympic National Park hiking tour that features the best of the West Coast. Trek past giant ferns and moss-covered trees, looking up to marvel at towering Sitka spruces and watching for soaring eagles. Perhaps you’ll spot otters by the riverside or a majestic elk in the subalpine meadows. On beaches scattered with driftwood, look towards the ocean where seals bask on distant rocks. Throughout your tour, dine on delicious meals that showcase the region’s fresh, organic fare and local wines, and stay in comfortable lodges or cabin-style wilderness accommodations. This hiking tour of Olympic National Park is a chance to immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable landscape.
Lake Crescent Lodge
A historic National Park lodge offering cottage and motel units nestled among giant fir and hemlock, and overlooking stunning Lake Crescent. Rooms do not have televisions or telephones.
A comfortable National Park lodge offering cabin-style accommodations, situated on a high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Rooms do not have televisions or telephones.
Lake Quinault Lodge
A rustic lakeside lodge offering comfortable, contemporary rooms in the heart of the Olympic National Forest.
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|All on-tour meals|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Local wine and/or beer with dinner|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Eric Kessler studied the natural history of the Olympic Peninsula in college and has explored its jagged peaks and forested valleys as a wilderness traveler ever since. Eric has guided worldwide and pursues his parallel photography career documenting the planet’s native peoples and ecosystems, including a writing/photo project on the Olympic Peninsula’s Elwha River, which was part of the largest dam removal and watershed restoration project in US history. Eric often guides in our National Parks with his partner and co-guide Heather Harding.
Heather Harding has been guiding for many years on both Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, where she lives, and in the canyons and plateaus of the Southwest, where she earned college degrees in biology and Southwest Studies. Heather brings a world-wide background of whale research and Waldorf teaching to her guiding. During the winters, Heather leads People to People tours in Cuba with her partner and frequent co-guide Eric Kessler.
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