The Lake Crescent Lodge offers several guided interpretive hikes. To book one of these hikes call us at 360.928.3211.
Here are four of our favorite hikes:
Olympic National Park in Washington protects nearly one million acres of land, and 95% of that is designated Wilderness. Get a taste of journeying into the heart of Olympic wilderness on this guided hike that follows the Barnes Creek ravine, home to the rare Crescenti cutthroat trout in northwest Washington. The trail has a few challenging steep sections, and there will be a creek-side break at the halfway point, an ideal place for a picnic lunch.
Length: 2.5 hours
Walk with a Lodge Guide through one of the last remaining stands of ancient Pacific Northwest Washington forests and feel the spray of 90-foot Marymere Falls as you breathe some of the cleanest air around. Learn about the people who have hiked this trail throughout history, and the different ways they have used the unique plants that grow here in northwest Washington. This hiking trail is mostly flat until it climbs a staircase built for viewing the falls.
Length: 1.5 hours
When night falls, the primeval forest surrounding Lake Crescent Lodge is transformed into a moonlit landscape. This easy 1-hour hike allows visitors to explore the forest’s “changing of the guard” as the night-light illuminates the lives of nocturnal animals.
Length: 1 hour
Mount Storm King looms behind the lodge at an impressive 4,537 feet of elevation in northwest Washington. This strenuous 3-hour hike will go to the end of the park-maintained trail at a spectacular viewpoint; guests who choose to venture beyond this point will be advised to use great caution and hike at their own risk. During the 2,000-foot elevation gain, guests will learn about the different forest zones and unique geology of the Olympic Mountains.
Length: 3 hours