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


Welcome to Olympic National Forest 


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.


Hiker registers at a trailhead

Submit a trail report 

Graphic: Recreation map. Select to go to recreation information.

View a recreation map.



Windows on the Past; Celebrating 50 years of the Preservation Act

Interrorem Guard Station House, April, 1937 is a window to the past.

This October Olympic National Forest is honoring the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which was signed on October 16th, 1966 and ensures that cultural history is taken into consideration so that sites can continue to be enjoyed and convey the history of the area. View historic highlights

Nature Notebook

Screenshot of Betsy walking through a habitat restoration area in a filming session.

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?


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