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Olympic Peninsula Loop Drive

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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Phone Number: 360-565-3130
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A 454-mile drive through Olympic National Park.

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Great and varied drive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Babs S
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Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 Thank FarNorthMinnesota
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I added an extra day to a trip to Seattle for a wedding so I could drive the Olympic Peninsula Loop. Best decision I've ever made. While I did the whole thing in a day I would not recommend that. If I did this again (which I'd like to) I would split it into 2-3 days so I could do... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove approximately 218 miles of this 330 mile loop highway. As recommended as well as common sense will dictate, drive this loop in a counterclockwise direction. I started from the junction of WA State Route 104 and U.S. Route 101 just south of Discovery Bay on the Olympic Peninsula. On the way to Port Angeles, one could take detours... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three days making the loop which was the right amount of time to take it leisurely and do a couple of short hikes at each locale. It is stunningly beautiful and the diversity is unlike anyplace else: we did rainforest in the morning and rugged beach in the afternoon!

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This was a great drive through this park. I will need to do this again to see the stops I could nnot see this time!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The drive from Port Townsend on the peninsula was under two others and well worth the trip! It was raining on the way and sunny on the return so the views changed significantly. The destination was Lake Crescent and the Marymere Falls in the Olympic Park. the Loop was amazing and I can't wait to do it again.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

I did it in a day and it was long. Scenic and pleasant to drive. Some beaches to stop at along way. Need to drive to see the rainforest which is definitely worth seeing. Can't do in a day if you want to stop at everything. I only wanted to see 2; Hurricane Ridge and the Hoh rainforest. It was... More 

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