The temperate rain forests in Olympic National Park in Washington are incredibly green and lush. From the visually amazing Hall of Mosses in Hoh Rain Forest to the centuries old rain forests bordering Lake Quinault, here's what to see with one weekend in the area.

The temperate rain forests in Olympic National Park in Washington are incredibly green and lush. From the visually amazing Hall of Mosses in Hoh Rain Forest to the centuries old rain forests bordering Lake Quinault, here's what to see with one weekend in the area.

Old Big Leaf Maple Trees    Moss and really-big-tree enthusiasts love Olympic. This photograph was taken at the Fairholm camping grounds. Visit the Hoh and Quinault Rain Forests for more giant trees and moss-covered canopies.

Old Big Leaf Maple Trees Moss and really-big-tree enthusiasts love Olympic. This photograph was taken at the Fairholm camping grounds. Visit the Hoh and Quinault Rain Forests for more giant trees and moss-covered canopies.

The 10 best places to visit in Olympic National Park: Ozette, Rialto Beach, Kalaloch, Hoh Rain Forest, Lake Quinault, Sol Duc, Lake Crescent, Elwha, Hurricane Ridge, and Staircase.

The 10 best places to visit in Olympic National Park: Ozette, Rialto Beach, Kalaloch, Hoh Rain Forest, Lake Quinault, Sol Duc, Lake Crescent, Elwha, Hurricane Ridge, and Staircase.

Hurricane Ridge  From Port Angeles, drive south on Hurricane Ridge road for 17 miles. Named for the 75-mile-an-hour winds that can blow here in winter, in summer the Ridge is merely spectacular, offering amazing views of the Olympic Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula coastline. Two good easy hikes start near the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center: Hurricane Hill and Cirque Rim

Hurricane Ridge From Port Angeles, drive south on Hurricane Ridge road for 17 miles. Named for the 75-mile-an-hour winds that can blow here in winter, in summer the Ridge is merely spectacular, offering amazing views of the Olympic Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula coastline. Two good easy hikes start near the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center: Hurricane Hill and Cirque Rim

Olympic National Park Road Trip | Washington travel | lavender farms | Hurricane Ridge | Marymere Falls | Lake Crescent | Sol Duc Falls | Forks, WA | La Push Beach | Quileute Oceanside Resort | Hoh Rain Forest | Ruby Beach | Quinalt Rain Forest

Olympic National Park Road Trip | Washington travel | lavender farms | Hurricane Ridge | Marymere Falls | Lake Crescent | Sol Duc Falls | Forks, WA | La Push Beach | Quileute Oceanside Resort | Hoh Rain Forest | Ruby Beach | Quinalt Rain Forest

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