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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is huge. The highlight of this park is its rock formations on beaches. Rialto Beach is our favorite. Along the beach we hiked a bit more than a mile to Split Rock and Hole-in-the-Wall area. This is certainly one of the best place for sunset. We saw people camped on the beach. If you decide to hike back after sunset, be sure to have a flash light and better with a GPS. Yes, I do mean GPS even with this short hike along the beach. When sky became completely dark, the surroundings suddenly became pretty wild. The tide was getting higher and higher. We had to constantly hop on drift woods to avoid waves. Without a GPS it would be hard to know where to get off the beach to parking lot.

We also watched a sunrise on Second Beach, which required a short 0.8 mile hike from parking lot. The view was stunning.

Hurricane Ridge is also a good place for sunset. We hiked Hurricane Hill trail and watched sunset near to the top of the hill.

There are two places to see rain forest in the park, Hoh Rain Forest and Quinault Rain Forest. Although Hoh is supposedly to be bigger, it did not impress me. I felt Quinault was nicer, and with much less visitors.

Sunset at Hurricane Hill, Olympic National Park

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Sunset at Hurricane Hill

To get here you will need to pass Hurricane Ridge Vistor Center and drive all the way to the end of the road. The hike is 1.6 miles one way.


Sunset at Hurricane Hill, Olympic National Park

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Sunset at Hurricane Hill


Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park

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Sol Duc Falls

It is better to shoot here in early morning before sun light directly hits the scene.


Sunset at Rialto Beach Split Rock area, Olympic National Park

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Sunset at Rialto Beach Split Rock area


Sunset at Rialto Beach Split Rock, Olympic National Park

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Sunset at Rialto Beach Split Rock


Sunset at Rialto Beach Split Rock, Olympic National Park

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Sunset at Rialto Beach Split Rock


Foggy Morning at Second Beach, Olympic National Park

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Foggy Morning at Second Beach


Foggy Morning at Second Beach, Olympic National Park

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Foggy Morning at Second Beach


Foggy Morning at Second Beach, Olympic National Park

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Foggy Morning at Second Beach


Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park

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Hoh Rain Forest


Quinault Rain Forest, Olympic National Park

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Quinault Rain Forest


Abandoned Truck at Quinault Rain Forest, Olympic National Park

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Abandoned Truck at Quinault Rain Forest

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