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14 Olympic National Park Hikes 2014

Many of us have our New Year’s Day traditions. For some it is watching endless amounts of college football on TV. For others, it is nursing the mother of all hangovers. For those of you who know Exotic Hikes, you know that we like to celebrate any important day with a healthy start. That is why this year we are giving you a few hikes in the Olympic National Park to start the year off right.

 

You should hike on New Years Day for any number of reasons, and we want to help you out. Pack up your gear, invite your friends, drag along your family and Go Outside! Make 2014 the year that you will experience nature in the rain or sun. Turn off the TV, skip the champagne and start going outside and living a healthy lifestyle!

 

(New: Ten Summer Trails Everyone Needs to Hike Around Olympic National Park)

 

 OUR LIST OF 14 for 14

 

EASY HIKES

 

Marymere Falls

Marymere Falls

Marymere Falls

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/AN9eY 

 

Staircase Loop Bridge

Staircase Loop Bridge

Staircase Loop

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/rNnQV

 

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/NOJj6

 

Ruby Beach High-tide Sunset.

Ruby Beach High-tide Sunset.

Ruby Beach

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/qrL2D

 

Taft Creek, Hoh River Valley

Taft Creek, Hoh River Valley

Hall of Mosses

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/jG5gB

 

 

MODERATE HIKES

 

Lena Lake

Lena Lake, Olympic Peninsula

Lena Lake

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/aLfsk

 

Come Explore the Beaches of the Olympic National Park

Come Explore the Beaches of the Olympic National Park

2nd and 3rd Beach

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/Z7yqW

 

Lake Angeles in Winter

Lake Angeles in Winter

Lake Angeles

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/U0KD0

 

Pony Bridge

Pony Bridge

Pony Bridge

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/mm5QL

 

Dodger Bridge

Dodger Bridge

Elwha River Bridge

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/uOUiq

 

 

 

ADVANCED HIKES

 

Lake of the Angels

Lake of the Angels

Lake of the Angels

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/Hka2S

 

Flapjack Lakes

Flapjack Lakes

Flapjack Lakes

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/rNnQV

 

The View from Cub Peak

The View from Cub Peak

Cub Peak

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/rNnQV

 

Mount Storm King

Mount Storm King

Mount Storm King

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/AN9eY 

 

 

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7 Responses so far.

  1. Linda Heiser says:

    Hikes

  2. Linda Heiser says:

    Hike in Olympic Mts

  3. Sonja says:

    I was wondering what differentiates an “easy” hike from a “moderate” hike. My family and I are good walkers, and would like to explore more. I just don’t want to get in over my head.
    Thanks!

    • ExoticHikes says:

      Great questions!
      For this blog post, our easy walks/hikes are mostly flat and can be done by nearly everyone. Our moderate hikes are the ones where you might sweat a little and there will be some elevation gain. The moderate hikes are for those who are looking to hike, not just walk in nature.
      We have more hikes, as well as a more detailed descriptions in our guidebooks, which can be found here:

    • David Myers says:

      Easy hikes are mostly loop or flat hikes of 1 to 2 miles at most. These trails and hikes are designed and maintained for visitors that have less mobility or just want an easy less challenging hike with some great views or a great feature along the way. All these Easy Hikes fit that bill. The only moderate hike I would say is off, is the hike to Pony Bridge. The trail is about a 2mile uphill from the parking lot (an old road), but it climbs to a ridge and then drops into the valley floor and to the Pony Bridge. The trail is on the rough side and it has some steep sections. The views are excellent and the bridge overlooks an awesome canyon, but remember your water and boots are recommended.

      The hikes are great the park is spectacular.

  4. Kim says:

    Just did Lake Angeles yesterday, I would add that to “Advanced”, my legs are killing me today! It was hard!

    • ExoticHikes says:

      How was the snow melt on the lake? We were up last week and it was still 100% covered in snow.
      You can see how it was here:

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