Wilderness 50th Anniversary

Logo: Olympic Forest Wilderness 50thIn 2014 the US Forest Service celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Join Alex Weinberg, Olympic National Forest Recreation Specialist, as he ponders the wild in our What is Wilderness? series.

Also check out the 2014 Wilderness 50 Boy Scout Photo Contest Winners.

Wilderness at Olympic National Forest

Buckhorn, Iron Mountains from Marmot Pass, Photo by Gregg M. Erickson.

The Wilderness Act designated five Wildernesses on Olympic National Forest: 

Rugged peaks and forested terrain within these protected areas, bordering Olympic National Park, are popular with hikers, backpackers, and mountain climbers. Please view the special Regulations associated with Wilderness areas and always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep these areas wild, clean, and pristine.

Maps are available for these areas.

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Know Before You Go

Wilderness Travel Information

Know Before You Go!- Weed Free Feed requirement, Safety Information, and more.