Charming small towns, verdant rainforests, rocky coastline, and mountain meadows: experience the surreal beauty and endless adventure of the Pacific Northwest with Moon Olympic Peninsula. Inside you'll find:
Flexible itineraries, from a weekend in Olympic National Park to a weeklong tour of the peninsula
Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Tour the oldest lighthouse on the Puget Sound, explore Kurt Cobain's hometown, or immerse yourself in the region's rich maritime history. Dig for a dinner of fresh razor clams and savor fresh-caught Dungeness crab. Stroll through a fragrant lavender farm, shop for unique handcrafted goods, or peruse small-town galleries for local art. Sample one-of-a-kind red blends and fruit wines or kick back with a local brew and some jazz music
The best hikes of the Olympic Peninsula: Find your adventure with hike descriptions, directions, difficulty ratings, and elevation gains
Outdoor adventures: Wander through the ethereal Hoh Rain Forest, marvel at the panoramic views from Hurricane Ridge, or hike through the old-growth forests of Olympic National Park. Take a waterfall-filled backpacking trek through the Sawtooth Mountains, camp on the banks of the Skokomish River, and soak in the restorative waters of the Olympic Hot Springs. Spot hundreds of species of birds on the largest natural sand spit in the world or study starfish and sea stacks on the rugged northern coast
Local insight from Washington-born journalist Jeff Burlingame on when to go, where to stay, and what to bring
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Helpful background on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture, plus tips for getting around the peninsula
With Moon Olympic Peninsula's practical tips and expert advice, you can plan your trip your way.
Want more of the great outdoors? Try Moon Washington Hiking. Exploring the Pacific Northwest? Try Moon Coastal Oregon or Moon Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood.
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