If you ever get a chance to come to the Olympic Peninsula, do it! It’s a truly magical place. Here’s some pictures from our adventures at Dungeness Spit, Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc Falls, & La Push.
It’s about a 1/2 mile walk to the 5.5 mile long spit. We were there at high tide. At low tide you get the sandy beach too. Bring $3 cash for admission.
It’s a 17.5 mile drive to the top of the world. If you are brave (and fit), bike up to the top. My husband really wants to do this, but I’ll stick to the hikes myself (plenty of those at the top). This is part of the Olympic National Park, which is $15 admission. The pass (good for 7 days) will get you in at all park locations.
Sol Duc Falls
It’s a .8 mile hike to the falls, perfect for kids. These pictures don’t do it justice, you need to go here. Again, this is part of the Olympic National Park.
La Push (at First Beach & Rialto Beach)
There is no hike to First Beach, drive to La Push and you are there. Rialto Beach is separated from First Beach by the Quillayute River. It was really beautiful and really cold! I was so glad we brought our winter jackets for our dinner picnic.
In part two tomorrow, I’ll share Lake Crescent and the Hoh Rainforest.