On this Olympic National Park hiking tour, natural diversity abounds and native roots run deep.
By the great stone fireplace of your lakeside lodge, Native American storyteller Harvest Moon holds you riveted with tales of the Quinault people. Listening, you realize that each story connects intimately with the land. The very place you’ve been walking through on this Olympic National Park hiking tour, with its giant cedars and crashing waves, seals and whales, eagles and elk. On the Olympic Peninsula, exuberant nature is alive and well: untamed Pacific coastlines; old-growth rainforests replete with moss; thundering waterfalls, hot springs, and snowcapped peaks. A profusion of untamed landscapes, all made accessible by one of America’s oldest walking trail networks. And all made cozy by historic park lodges like this. As Harvest begins a new tale, and another log blazes on the fire, let your roots sink deeper into this fertile land.
- Gain a fascinating perspective on Native American culture as a Quinault elder shares her stories and legends with you over a glass of wine.
- Explore the enigmatic Mima Mounds Natural Preserve as your guide shares theories on the creation of this vast prairie of six-foot-high earthen hummocks.
- Marvel at majestic Sol Duc Falls, then descend to Sol Duc Hot Spring Resort for a relaxing soak followed by a cold beverage.