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


Welcome to Olympic National Forest 

Elk in the snow near Lake Cushman, 2016


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 with Wildlife Biologist Betsy Howell

Cougar tracks in the West Fork Humptulips

What signs of wildlife can you find at Olympic National Forest throughout the year? One of the great things about snow is that animals, generally unnoticed by humans unless we’re looking carefully, can be documented by the tracks they leave behind...

Working Together for a Healthy Dungeness River Watershed

Dungeness Watershed Area

Stakeholders are collaborating to restore the Dungeness River watershed that stretches from the mountain ridges of the Olympic range to the ocean waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 

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