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Olympic Peninsula travel

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Olympic Peninsula travel

We are spending Wednesday night at Mt Rainier then heading to the Olympic Peninsula and back to Seattle Saturday morning.

Any "Don't miss this" recommendations? We like to walk and hike, but are flat-landers. Are there trail rides?

How about advice on getting from Port Angeles to Seattle on Saturday morning to be at Pike Place Market at 12:45 PM.



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1. Re: Olympic Peninsula travel

<<How about advice on getting from Port Angeles to Seattle on Saturday morning to be at Pike Place Market at 12:45 PM.>>

You'll want to leave PA by 9:30ish 9:00 to be safe.

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There are no trail rides. The park does not have the resources to run them, and private stables face high insurance costs and a short tourist season, so it's not worth their while.

If you don't want to climb, I would suggest visiting Lake Crescent and doing the Spruce Railroad Trail. Do Rialto Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest as well. You can research these and other trails on www.kaleberg.com.

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<<Are there trail rides?>>

Are you thinking SCENIC DRIVES? ONP's most accessible mountain area, Hurricane Ridge is 17 miles drive up a winding paved road from Port Angeles. Frequent turnouts with breathtaking views of glaciers and the mountain range, as well as the glimmering waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, allow for photo breaks. At the top, the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center provides a location to peer across a meadow-and-mountain landscape that might have you yodeling! There are hikes for everyone, no matter what shape one's in... short paved trails in the Big Meadow for those who want to experience the bonanza views the ridge offers without the rigors of hiking steep ascents.

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