Backpacking in the Olympic National Park near Port Angeles

Backpacking in Port Angeles & the Olympic National Park

With the Olympic National Park (ONP) at our doorstep, it’s no wonder why Backpacker Magazine named Port Angeles as one of their favorite National Park getaway towns. Port Angeles attracts serious backpackers as well as those just looking for casual hiking experiences around the Olympic Peninsula. Bear cans are mandatory when hiking within the park so head to the Hurricane Ridge ranger station to pick yours up. Here are a few of the popular hiking trails to explore:

Hurricane Hill (3.2 miles)

Mt. Muller (12-mile loop)

Mt. Storm King (3.8 miles round-trip)

La Push (First, Second and Third Beach)

  • Brown’s Outdoor

    Brown’s Outdoor store is family-owned fourth generation business that’s been around for about 100 years operated by Eric and Evan Brown. They feature clothing, outdoor gear and sporting equipment for both men and women. An Outside Magazine article mentioned Brown’s Outdoor as Learn More

  • ISO Adventures

    ISO Adventures offers a variety of guided backpacking and mountaineering trips to some of the most beautiful places in the Olympic National Park. They even have guided day hikes for those who don’t want to commit to an overnight, multi-day hiking experience. A few of their guided hikes take you Learn More

  • Olympic National Park

    One of only three National Parks located in Washington state, the Olympic National Park is by far the largest (nearly 1 million acres) and is home to numerous species of animals, marine mammals, birds, and plants. The park’s rugged mountains transition to lush old-growth rain forest and onto ro Learn More

  • Olympic Hiking Co.

    Olympic Hiking Co. offers several full-day and half-day guided tours for singles and groups throughout the Olympic Peninsula. Some of the tours include the Hoh Rainforest, Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc Falls, and even a trip starting from Seattle at the Bainbridge Island Ferry terminal. Learn More