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10 Reasons Why Fall is Awesome in the Olympic National Park

We all know the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park are awesome. However, many people avoid the area in the fall because of the rain. Don’t do this!! The fall is one of the best seasons! In fact, we have 10 reasons why you should head to the Olympic Peninsula and National Park today!

 

1) Waterfalls through the rainforest

Quinault area waterfalls are awesome

Quinault area waterfalls are awesome

Waterfall along the Lena Lake trail

Waterfall along the Lena Lake trail

 

2) Cape Flattery Trail Storm Watching

Cape Flattery, Neah Bay

Cape Flattery, Neah Bay

 

3) Mountain Goats in the snow and rain

Mountain Goat on Mount Ellinor

Mountain Goat on Mount Ellinor

4) Salmon spawning in all the rivers

Salmon jumping along the Skokomish River

Salmon jumping along the Skokomish River

Salmon returning to spawn

Salmon returning to spawn

5) Elk in the rut, putting moss on their antlers to impress the ladies

Elk in the rut in the Olympic National Park

Elk in the rut in the Olympic National Park

6) Banana Slugs everywhere

Banana Slug

Banana Slug

7) Hiking in the rainforest

A hiker in the Hoh Rainforest

A hiker in the Hoh Rainforest

A hiker in the Quinault Rainforest

A hiker in the Quinault Rainforest

8) Standing in the rain clouds on top of a mountain

Standing over Lake Cushman

Standing over Lake Cushman

9) The Hoh River Valley

The Hall of Mosses. Hoh Rainforest

The Hall of Mosses. Hoh Rainforest

The Hoh River Trail

The Hoh River Trail

Taft Creek, Hoh River Valey

Taft Creek, Hoh River Valey

10) Sunset at Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach High-tide Sunset. You know you want to be here...

Ruby Beach High-tide Sunset. You know you want to be here…

 

Millions of more reasons are waiting to be discovered.

Book a tour (Link: http://exotichikes.com/tours/ )and see the Olympic Peninsula in the fall. You won’t regret it!

Don’t want to hike right now? Check out our calendars and guidebooks, complete with high quality images of trails: http://exotichikes.bigcartel.com 

 

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the Olympic Peninsula and the Olympic National Park every day!!!

 

Bonus #11) Mushrooms!

The Olympic Peninsula is a mushroom hunters paradise.

The Olympic Peninsula is a mushroom hunters paradise.

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