Olympic National Park self-guided driving audio tourWashington DC, United States of America
At the Olympic National Park you can find beaches, mountains, and rainforest all in one place. This self-guided driving tour takes you through the most beautiful sites in this one-of-a-kind park.Your tour will begin at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. From here, you’ll drive through the town of Port Angeles and hear about how this landscape formed, the early human inhabitants of the area, and what it took to turn it into a national park.Then you’ll come to the Elwha River Observation Area, with stupendous views of the park’s most powerful river. This spot also offers a detour to a hiking trail leading to Madison Falls. Next, you'll pass Lake Sutherland, Lake Crescent Viewpoint, and reach La Poel, a picnic area on the edge of Lake Crescent where you can have a break.Head to Sol Duc Valley, a valley that features ancient forests, mountain views, and plenty of can’t-miss sights. Pass the Salmon Cascades before you arrive at the Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail, an easy but hugely rewarding hike through mossy, ancient groves.If you want to keep the adventure going, you can boot up the bonus tour of Hurricane Ridge or Hoh Rainforest and the coastal beaches!