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


Welcome to Olympic National Forest

Alex Weinberg in Buckhorn Wilderness.Tell us what areas and roads you use on the Forest. Select the photo to find out more.Check out our video Hiking Safely with Goats on You Tube.


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.

Recent News


Video - Coming Back: Restoring the Skokomish Watershed

Skokomish watershed action field trip.

This is the story of how very different groups work to restore the river after decades of logging and development in the area.

What is Wilderness? A series celebrating 50 years of Wilderness.

Alex Weinburg on Wilderness trail.

Join Alex Weinberg, Olympic National Forest Recreation Specialist, as he ponders the wild.

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Identifying a Sustainable Roads System.

A road damaged by a slide.

We are conducting  an analysis to identify the minimum road system needed on the Forest. You can help!


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