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Olympic National Park Hikes for the Weekend: Dec 14th and 15th

The weather on the Olympic Peninsula this weekend looks pretty cold and wet, making hiking difficult for all, but the dedicated. The much awaited return of 40’s and rain in the lowlands is tough to deal with, but it is looking like the rain will be hit and miss. Hiking isn’t impossible, and actually looks to be pretty good despite the temperature and chance of rain.

 

This weekend, we advise NOT going into the mountains unless you are extremely experienced. With the snow level looking to hover around 4,500ft and the avalanche danger HIGH, it is too dicey to make the alpine area your destination. Hurricane Ridge will more than likely be closed, so head to the rivers, rainforests and beaches. If you do decide to head up into the mountains, be extremely careful and don’t push the limits.

 

http://www.nwac.us/avalanche-forecast/current/olympics/

http://www.nwac.us/avalanche-forecast/current/olympics/

 

If you do head out for a hike, be ready for rain and bring an extra pair of clothes, just in case. To make the cold, wet weather more tolerable, bring a thermos of Hot Chocolate and cider.

 

 

 

City FORECAST AND RECOMMENDED NEARBY HIKEs

 

 

FORKS

 

Forks Sat

Forks Saturday Forecast

Forks Sun

Forks Sunday Forecast

The Hoh River Trail, Olympic National Park

The Hoh River Trail, Olympic National Park

 

Hike: Hall of Mosses

Why: With the salmon spawned out in the creeks surround this visitor center trail system, the Hoh River comes alive with animals. Eagles and elk may be seen, with the occasional possibility of a bobcat for those quiet and still. The rain may come down, but inside the rainforest, the trees above collect enough moisture to make this a great hike on a day with light rain.

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/ywDyU

 

Advanced Hike: Hoh River Trail

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/ywDyU

 

 

 

PORT ANGELES

 

Port Angeles Saturday Forecast

Port Angeles Saturday Forecast

Port Angeles Sunday Forecast

Port Angeles Sunday Forecast

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls

 

 

Hike: Sol Duc Falls

Why: Moisture in the mountains means more water in the creeks and full waterfalls. While Sol Duc Falls is gorgeous enough, coming this weekend could give you a chance to see this rainforest waterfall with ice. The path to the waterfall is easy, the drive is pretty and the weather will be good enough to make this a fun trip.

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/slwkB

 

Advanced Hike: Lake Angeles

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/IQV5q

 

 

 

HOODSPORT

 

Hoodsport Saturday Forecast

Hoodsport Saturday Forecast

Hoodsport Sunday Forecast

Hoodsport Sunday Forecast

The Greens of Olympic National Park

The Greens of Olympic National Park

 

 

Hike: Staircase Loop

Why: While we recommend Staircase often, it is because it offers so much in the area. From Giant Cedar and Douglas fir to a gorgeous river and a fun bridge, the trails around Staircase are a lot of fun in all weather. While the more hearty may want to try their luck at peering at Wagonwheel Lake, the whole family can enjoy the simple and flat path around the Skokomish River.

 

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/EYqLc

 

Advanced Hike:  Mount Rose

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/t2LAt

 

 

 

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