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Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A 454-mile drive through Olympic National Park.
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California
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1,232 reviews 1,232 reviews
796 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a stunningly beautiful drive through a truly unique environment, a rain forest that is not in the tropics. Be careful and if it's cold be on the lookout for black ice. We hit a patch and ended up mere inches from going off a cliff backwards.

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Houston, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Incredible sunset views of the ocean. Get there in the middle of the week if possible (Monday or Tues) and stay at least three nights, scoping out the best camp site and move into it when it comes open, then stay longer. Blackberry bushes ready to pick in late summer, early fall.

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Burgess Hill, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

So much to see and do. Very different experiences from rainforest to beach to beautiful lakes. Worth taking 3 days to do this loop.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We drove the entire loop with some intermittent rain. Loved the waterfall. Enjoyed the short but steep walk to the large cedar tree you can stand in. Does have section of dirt road but worth the trip.

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Gatesville, TX
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134 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

During our 14 day driving vacation from Texas to Seattle and back we chose to visit Olympic National Park during one day. Well, wished we had discovered that the loop drive is only the beginning. To really see the best the park has to offer one must drive in and out of the park at several junction points. For instance... More

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shropshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Olympic National park is Awesome!! In one day you can see Redwood forests, glaciers,mountains, beach's and a rain forest. we spent the most enjoyable day driving, walking around the park. The only downside was we hadn't allowed for the huge size and had no where near enough time .

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Issaquah, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Much like my 101 review, this is a beautiful drive for daytime only. Lots of curves, beautiful forest views and beach views. Opportunities to pull over and explore. Take this to go to the gorgeous Cape Flattery. Cape Flattery is a short and easy hike with breathtaking views. It will not disappoint!

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

lakes, rainforest, summer, winter, wild beaches, delicious salmon daily, rustic and luxurious, Alps-like mountain scenery, friendly people. Whatever you love in nature, it's here. A trip I won't forget anytime soon.

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SoCal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a wonderful drive if you love two lane roads, forest scenery and driving around very large pretty lakes.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A really great trip - the Olympic Peninsula is just beautiful, and there is so much to see. This was our second trip and we were happy to spend more time and see everything. Highly recommend.

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