Wilderness

Alex Weinburg with mountains behind him.Read Recreation Specialist Alex Weinberg's What is Wilderness? series dedicated to Wilderness now and in the future.

Olympic National Forest Wilderness areas

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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Wilderness Travel Information

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