We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Website
Description:

The longest fjord in the United States.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 36 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful area

Since the Olympic National Park is so large, there are so many aprproaches, entry and ranger stations. They were very helpful at the ranger station at Hood Canal. The vistas are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DoloresJacoby
,
West Palm Beach, Florida

Similar Things to Do in Olympic National Park

Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 36: English reviews
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
514 reviews
270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the Olympic National Park is so large, there are so many aprproaches, entry and ranger stations. They were very helpful at the ranger station at Hood Canal. The vistas are lovely and the trails pretty easy.

Helpful?
1 Thank DoloresJacoby
Iowa City, Iowa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The home owners of the Lake House were were visiting on Lake Cushman offered their crab pot for us to try fishing for crabs off the Pier at Hoodsport. Neither my husband or I had ever fished for crabs so we did some research, thawed some frozen chicken breast fillets, set up the cooler with ice and newspaper, selected which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Erica L
Everett, Washington
Level Contributor
284 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a huge body of water surrounded by beautiful scenery from trees to farmland to mountains. Good for beach walks, boating, driving highway 101, and exploring. Lots to see and do here.

Helpful?
Thank GenotheViking
Port Orchard, Washington
Level Contributor
123 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We loop the hoodcanal time to time to hit all of our favorite nature spots. There are so many hidden gems on this drive that it is insane.

Helpful?
Thank Sara M
Bremerton, Washington
Level Contributor
250 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

The Hood Canal Bridge was closed so we took the long way around. I thought it would take forever and we had company due at my home. Luckily all traffic stayed at the speed limit and we weren't detained. It is fun seeing how people build cabins on the water side where there's hardly an inch available. If you have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mona2446
Texas
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We returned to Seattle via the backside of hood canal at the recommendation of our hostess. It is soooooo the way to go! Peaceful vistas with very little traffic for miles of shorline. We also found a lovely waterfall outside of Brinnon at Dosewallups rec area. Yes, it is worth the stop! The lovely views continue the length of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank janled
Port Angeles, Washington
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

There is nowhere like this as far as I know. Ocean, rivers, mountains, quaint towns, relaxation at its best. Only hope it always stays this way!

Helpful?
Thank shirlenefitzwater
Virginia
Level Contributor
307 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A must drive over to link with the Olympic Peninsula. Driven it dozens of times. Waited on it a few as a Trident Class submarine would pass from Bangor. Still enjoy the drive, even after the new mods to the bridge.

Helpful?
Thank James C
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
551 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We crossed the Hood Canal at Port Gamble. Going west, just after the bridge there is a cut off to the right that brings you down to the shore just under the bridge. It is a beautiful spot to view both the river and the bridge from the bottom up. Take a few minutes to enjoy it.

Helpful?
Thank nat1225
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Hood canal is at the border of the olympic national park (bear seattle). It is an amazing place to stay at. There are lovely cabins at the water. The best thing there is to canoe over it. The nature is breathtaking and we also saw quit Some sails. Real Great!

Helpful?
Thank Ellen G

Travelers who viewed Hood Canal also viewed

Olympic National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
 
Olympic National Park, WA
Olympic National Park, WA
 

Been to Hood Canal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hood Canal and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hood Canal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?