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Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive

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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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A 454-mile drive through Olympic National Park.

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One of the best drives in U.S

Its definitely worth the trip but give it a few days so you can do there is all to do there ie, hiking the Hoh trail, or the tidal pools or Ruby beach. If camping be prepared for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its definitely worth the trip but give it a few days so you can do there is all to do there ie, hiking the Hoh trail, or the tidal pools or Ruby beach. If camping be prepared for all types of weather

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We drove through quickly trying to see as much as we could in 1 day. We started in Port Angeles, ate at a delicious Creperie, stopped to take photos at Crescent Lake, Marymere Falls, Forks, Ruby Beach, and the Hoh Rainforest. We went on the hall of Moses hike in the Hoh rainforest but is wasn't as beautiful as the... More 

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Graham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

I've grown up doing "the loop" as my Dad called it. I'm 47 now and still find new things when I'm out on the OP. You'll never have enough time to do it all, so pick what you want to see and map it out to see what can be done in time you've allotted.

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We made a very abbreviated trip around the peninsula & hope to be back again to spend more time exploring & enjoying. Breathtaking scenery from mountain tops to ocean waves. Absolutely beautiful area! Made stops in Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent Lodge, Ruby Beach, Hoh Rain Forest & Big Cedar. Ruby Beach is a must see!!

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San Mateo, CA
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We spent a 7 days, 8 nights doing the Olympic Loop. Granted we did a lot of hiking to really explore the park. This is our 25th National Park we visited and it is a beauty. As others mentioned it is very diverse. Highly recommend taking your time. Even if you don't hike there are many easy walks to enjoy... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a beautiful drive. There are so many things to see and do - the possibilities are endless! I don't know a prettier drive anywhere.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We took three days to actually do the drive, as there is so much to see and do along the way. There are beaches, light houses, trails into the rain forest, little rest stops with restaurants along the way... I loved it!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

A must see !!! The drive is quite lengthy buy well worth the time. Plan at minimum 3 days. The route takes you from seashore to mountains.... From sandy beaches to rainforests...from majestic stands of Douglas Fir trees draped in moss to driftwood on the shore. God had his hand in making this Garden of Eden!!!

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Mukilteo, Washington
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

Highway 101 circles around Olympic National Park. The north route takes you along the Strait of Juan de Fuca before it heads inland at Lake Crescent. The western route is part inland (through the movie town of Forks) then along the Pacific Ocean before it again heads inland toward Lake Quinault. The eastern route is along Hood Canal through sleepy... More 

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Minnesota
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We didn't do the whole loop. We did the drive to Hurricane Ridge and Crescent Lake. It was truly beautiful! I would recommend going early in the day, as we did. It is so calm and you get a chance to take in the beauty without a lot of other people around.

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