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.


Recent News


Nature Notebook

Cedar waxwing hangs out on a branch near Wynoochee River.

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?


Celebrating Skokomish Watershed Restoration

Image of road decommissioning in Skokomish watershed

The Olympic National Forest recently reached a
watershed restoration milestone, with the completion of large scale road treatments in the upper South Fork Skokomish capping more than 20 years and millions of dollars of restoration work.

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