The Olympic National Forest is located in the northwestern corner of Washington state.
Where is this Forest?


Welcome to Olympic National Forest 

Fall colors along the dark blue Hamma Hamma River.

Olympic National Forest encompasses the varied landscape of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula from lush rain forests to deep canyons to high mountain ridges to ocean beaches. This diverse and scenic forest reaches the mid elevations of the Olympic Mountains, surrounding Olympic National Park.

Plan Your Visit. Link to recreation opportunities on the forest. Buy a map. Link to available maps of the Olympic National Forest. Find information about available recreation passes.

Tell us about your visit using our online trail register

Woman fills out a trail register in the forestHelp us do our job better by registering your visit and providing feedback about our trails using this easy online form

Recent News


Nature Notebook with Forest Biologists

Photo of Betsy Howell

Betsy Howell shares wildlife sightings from around the forest and gives tips on what to look for depending on the season. What signs of wildlife can you spot?

Visitor Use Specialist from Olympic National Forest shares expertise in Brazil

People gather in front of a large waterfall in Brazil

Alex Weinberg, a visitor use monitoring expert and Wilderness/Trails Coordinator from Olympic National Forest, was invited to help lead a week long workshop at Iguassu Falls National Park in Brazil.

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Logging Field Trip for Forest Leadership

Forester speaking with a logger on site.

In February Olympic National Forest employees were invited to observe a commercial thinning operation on state lands and share industry perspectives Forest Service timber sales.