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Olympic Hot Springs

The Olympic Hot Springs Trail is a 34.1-kilometer moderately traveled out-and-back route that has hot springs and is classified as moderate. It is located near Port Angeles, Washington. The trail is best used from May to October and is mostly used for hiking, biking, camping, and backpacking.

 

The trek is primarily made up of a long abandoned road that has been turned into a wide trail. To encourage plant growth, the old asphalt has been removed and replaced with shredded wood, resulting in a smooth and pleasant route.

The ancient highway gives way to a narrower trail as you get closer to the hot springs. At Crystal Creek, you’ll cross a brand-new suspension bridge. After the bridge, you’ll enter a level meadow at the top of the slope (once a parking lot). Follow your nose to the hot springs and keep right at the fork. Keep an eye out on both sides of the trail, since some of the nicest ponds are hidden among the trees on both sides of the trail.

The main 16 kilometers road to Olympic Hot Springs is closed due to the two washouts, but you can transform it into a day bike uphill with a brief 3.5 kilometer hike to the hot springs, or a weekend bike and hike at a magnificent campground that used to be part of a 1920s resort. Instead of hiking out, get back on your bike and coast the entire way downhill for 16 kilometers. Along the journey, you’ll cross the remains of an old dam with a spectacular perspective of the valley. It’s worth the uphill bike Adventure, believe me.

• There is a cost to enter Olympic National Park. The fees are based on the number of vehicles or motorcycles. The charge is per person if you enter on foot or by bike. A park-specific annual pass is also available. For the most up-to-date rates, please visit the park’s website.

• Pedestrians, bicycles, and leashed dogs are welcome. The Madison Falls parking lot are available, but space is restricted (the path has been updated to reflect this route). The first 9 miles are paved and suitable for bicycling.)

Featured photo by @perksofbeinga_wildflower

Map of the journey

 

 

Adding to my collection of outhouse drawings...I’m always drawn to the elemental simplicity of these structures and the pure, functional aesthetic.
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Plus, everyone always needs some quirky bathroom art. Check the link in my bio to browse hundreds of sketches and paintings from my more than three years living and creating art on the road.
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#outhouse #privy #pittoilet #toilet #naturecalls #natureshead #architecture #woods #trees #wilderness #halfmoon #olympicnationalpark #olympichotsprings #drawing #penandink #sketchbook #sketchbookart #art #inkdrawing #pleinair #drawnthere

Adding to my collection of outhouse drawings...I’m always drawn to the elemental simplicity of these structures and the pure, functional aesthetic.

Plus, everyone always needs some quirky bathroom art. Check the link in my bio to browse hundreds of sketches and paintings from my more than three years living and creating art on the road.

#outhouse #privy #pittoilet #toilet #naturecalls #natureshead #architecture #woods #trees #wilderness #halfmoon #olympicnationalpark #olympichotsprings #drawing #penandink #sketchbook #sketchbookart #art #inkdrawing #pleinair #drawnthere
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❝𝙹𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚕𝚎𝚝 𝚐𝚘 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚊𝚕𝚕.❞ 💦 𝘽𝙤𝙗 𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙨 ...

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10/31-11/1/20 ID: Phyllis’ right hand is holding the iPhone for a selfie. Her right arm has a pura vida bracelet on and her world map tattoo is visible. Her hair is pulled into a bun. She’s lying face forward inside one of the soaking pools at the Olympic hot springs. At the edge of the pool are piled up rocks that create the pool. 

#olympichotsprings #olympicnationalpark #nps #portangeles #wa #hikewashington #hotsprings #exploreyourparks #nobaddays #travelstoke #wanderwashington #wta #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #optoutside #backpacking

10/31-11/1/20 ID: Phyllis’ right hand is holding the iPhone for a selfie. Her right arm has a pura vida bracelet on and her world map tattoo is visible. Her hair is pulled into a bun. She’s lying face forward inside one of the soaking pools at the Olympic hot springs. At the edge of the pool are piled up rocks that create the pool.

#olympichotsprings #olympicnationalpark #nps #portangeles #wa #hikewashington #hotsprings #exploreyourparks #nobaddays #travelstoke #wanderwashington #wta #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #optoutside #backpacking
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It's been a few days since I've posted, and let me tell you, I've been on some adventures!

First of all, I broke my phone and it took over a week to get a new one working. I spent my nights camping just outside of Olympia. WA. Then, I met up with another vanlifer whose path and mine have been criss-crossing more months (a_restless_development ) . Once we settled in at a campsite Friday night, two folks from New Jersey joined us!

Shortly into our "where have you been/where are you going/what's your name?" introductions, we found out Becky (lifepothesis ) and I were in the same high school for three years! And somehow we were camping together on the totally opposite side of the country!

The phrase "small world" doesn't seem to cut it. I know I meet slews of new people when I'm traveling fulltime, but meeting someone I walked in the hallway with for three years is just plain CRAZY. 

Better yet, all four of us went on a ridiculous uphill biking trip and hike to some remote natural hot springs in Olympic National Park. Our whole ride and hike back to the vans was in the dark, where we couldn't see when the road fell into cliffside or if bears were lurking just behind us. 

We celebrated by spending all day Sunday at and on a beautiful clear alpine lake, one of the deepest in the world with 650' depths!

I'll be floating around Washington for the next week or two, then start following the northern border east. 😀

#solovanlife #solofemaletravel #dodgeramvan #olympichotsprings #olympia #olympicnp #nps #visitwashington #vanlifewashington

It's been a few days since I've posted, and let me tell you, I've been on some adventures!

First of all, I broke my phone and it took over a week to get a new one working. I spent my nights camping just outside of Olympia. WA. Then, I met up with another vanlifer whose path and mine have been criss-crossing more months (a_restless_development ) . Once we settled in at a campsite Friday night, two folks from New Jersey joined us!

Shortly into our "where have you been/where are you going/what's your name?" introductions, we found out Becky (lifepothesis ) and I were in the same high school for three years! And somehow we were camping together on the totally opposite side of the country!

The phrase "small world" doesn't seem to cut it. I know I meet slews of new people when I'm traveling fulltime, but meeting someone I walked in the hallway with for three years is just plain CRAZY.

Better yet, all four of us went on a ridiculous uphill biking trip and hike to some remote natural hot springs in Olympic National Park. Our whole ride and hike back to the vans was in the dark, where we couldn't see when the road fell into cliffside or if bears were lurking just behind us.

We celebrated by spending all day Sunday at and on a beautiful clear alpine lake, one of the deepest in the world with 650' depths!

I'll be floating around Washington for the next week or two, then start following the northern border east. 😀

#solovanlife #solofemaletravel #dodgeramvan #olympichotsprings #olympia #olympicnp #nps #visitwashington #vanlifewashington
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#OlympicHotSprings,The trail is a 34.1-kilometer moderately traveled out-and-back route that has #hotsprings and is classified as moderate. It is located near Port Angeles, Washington. The trail is best used from May to October and is mostly used for hiking, biking, camping, and backpacking.
 
The trek is primarily made up of a long abandoned road that has been turned into a wide trail. To encourage plant growth, the old asphalt has been removed and replaced with shredded wood, resulting in a smooth and pleasant route.

photo by perksofbeinga_wildflower

#hiddengem #relaxation #intags #campingfun #hotsprings #getoutside #camping #calming #relax #campinglife
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.#hotsprings #bcbeach #hotspringsbound #bc #hotspring #hotspringing #bchotsprings #discoverbc #bclife #hotspringwater #hotspringsontap  #hotspringdays #hotspringresort #bcliving #hotspringpool #hotspringsofbc #bccanada🇨🇦

#OlympicHotSprings,The trail is a 34.1-kilometer moderately traveled out-and-back route that has #hotsprings and is classified as moderate. It is located near Port Angeles, Washington. The trail is best used from May to October and is mostly used for hiking, biking, camping, and backpacking.

The trek is primarily made up of a long abandoned road that has been turned into a wide trail. To encourage plant growth, the old asphalt has been removed and replaced with shredded wood, resulting in a smooth and pleasant route.

photo by perksofbeinga_wildflower

#hiddengem #relaxation #intags #campingfun #hotsprings #getoutside #camping #calming #relax #campinglife
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.#hotsprings #bcbeach #hotspringsbound #bc #hotspring #hotspringing #bchotsprings #discoverbc #bclife #hotspringwater #hotspringsontap #hotspringdays #hotspringresort #bcliving #hotspringpool #hotspringsofbc #bccanada🇨🇦
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~> Elwha river on the way to the Olympic hot springs! Site of the worlds largest dam ever removed!!!
Nothing quite like a long hike with a long time friend, 12 or so miles up, with this epic view half way. Multiple pools to choose from when you get there and some lovely frozen camping. Highly recommended, and let me know if you want a hiking buddy<3. I’m feeling very grateful for my peps=)
#olympicnationalpark  #hiking  #packbasket  #elwhariver #damremoval #olympicpeninsula #olympichotsprings #wintercamping

~> Elwha river on the way to the Olympic hot springs! Site of the worlds largest dam ever removed!!!
Nothing quite like a long hike with a long time friend, 12 or so miles up, with this epic view half way. Multiple pools to choose from when you get there and some lovely frozen camping. Highly recommended, and let me know if you want a hiking buddy<3. I’m feeling very grateful for my peps=)
#olympicnationalpark #hiking #packbasket #elwhariver #damremoval #olympicpeninsula #olympichotsprings #wintercamping
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We might be hot springs addicts at this point 🤷‍♀️
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Yesterday was an all sport adventure to get to this spot. Part bike, part bike carry through the woods, part hike. It was a sufferfest uphill with one of our bikes stuck in two gears. Flying down the mountain on the way back was worth it though. I found myself yelling "Life is so freaking good!" And indeed it is.
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#nationalpark #hotsprings #lifeisgood #travelcouple #optoutside #adventureisoutthere #lifetimeofadventure #travelamerica #olympicnationalpark #olympichotsprings #wearethewild #pnwonderland

We might be hot springs addicts at this point 🤷‍♀️
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Yesterday was an all sport adventure to get to this spot. Part bike, part bike carry through the woods, part hike. It was a sufferfest uphill with one of our bikes stuck in two gears. Flying down the mountain on the way back was worth it though. I found myself yelling "Life is so freaking good!" And indeed it is.
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#nationalpark #hotsprings #lifeisgood #travelcouple #optoutside #adventureisoutthere #lifetimeofadventure #travelamerica #olympicnationalpark #olympichotsprings #wearethewild #pnwonderland
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PNTのラストセクションで、オリンピック国立公園を歩くジェフ。ハイ・ディバイドでは、南にオリンパス山、北にセブンレイクス盆地の素晴らしい景色を見ることができたようです。(写真はトレイル上から見えるオリンパス山)

- ジェフ・キッシュのHIKER LIFE with PNT | # 11 パシフィック・ノースウエスト・トレイルのスルーハイキング (その7)

※詳細は thetrailsmag のリンクからご覧ください。

#jeffkish #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwesttrail #pnt #pacificnorthwesttrailassociation #pnta #washington #idaho #montana #OlympicMountains #WhidbeyIsland #OlympicPeninsula #PortTownsend #OlympicHotSprings #HighDivide #OlympicNationalPark #NationalScenicTrail #longdistancehiking #thruhike #thruhiking #thetrailsmag #ロングディスタンスハイキング #ロングトレイル #トレイルズ

PNTのラストセクションで、オリンピック国立公園を歩くジェフ。ハイ・ディバイドでは、南にオリンパス山、北にセブンレイクス盆地の素晴らしい景色を見ることができたようです。(写真はトレイル上から見えるオリンパス山)

- ジェフ・キッシュのHIKER LIFE with PNT | # 11 パシフィック・ノースウエスト・トレイルのスルーハイキング (その7)

※詳細は thetrailsmag のリンクからご覧ください。

#jeffkish #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwesttrail #pnt #pacificnorthwesttrailassociation #pnta #washington #idaho #montana #OlympicMountains #WhidbeyIsland #OlympicPeninsula #PortTownsend #OlympicHotSprings #HighDivide #OlympicNationalPark #NationalScenicTrail #longdistancehiking #thruhike #thruhiking #thetrailsmag #ロングディスタンスハイキング #ロングトレイル #トレイルズ
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Elwha River 
#pnw #washington #olympicpeninsula #upperleft #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #olympicnationalpark #wanderwashington #hikewashington #washingtonexplored #northwest #olympichotsprings #elwhariver #elwhavalley #experiencetheolympicpeninsula

Elwha River
#pnw #washington #olympicpeninsula #upperleft #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #olympicnationalpark #wanderwashington #hikewashington #washingtonexplored #northwest #olympichotsprings #elwhariver #elwhavalley #experiencetheolympicpeninsula
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[New!] AMBASSADOR'S
ジェフ・キッシュのHIKER LIFE with PNT | #11 パシフィック・ノースウエスト・トレイルのスルーハイキング (その7)

いよいよ、ジェフによるPNTのスルーハイキング・レポート (全7回) も最終回! 約2カ月、1,930kmの旅も、ついにフィナーレを迎えます。

今回ジェフが歩くのは、PNTの西側のラストセクション。ロッキー山脈やカスケード山脈を抜け、西に進むと、PNTは太平洋にたどり着きます。

それまでの山岳風景から一変して、田園、海、町の景色が広がるようになります。今までと違うPNTの景色を楽しみながら、PNTの旅をかみしめるジェフ。

ジェフの人生を変えたPNTスルーハイキング。そのラストセクションのレポートを、お楽しみください。

※詳細は thetrailsmag のリンクからご覧ください。

#jeffkish #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwesttrail #pnt #pacificnorthwesttrailassociation #pnta #washington #idaho #montana #OlympicMountains #WhidbeyIsland #OlympicPeninsula #PortTownsend #OlympicHotSprings #HighDivide #OlympicNationalPark #NationalScenicTrail #longdistancehiking #thruhike #thruhiking #thetrailsmag #ロングディスタンスハイキング #ロングトレイル #トレイルズ

[New!] AMBASSADOR'S
ジェフ・キッシュのHIKER LIFE with PNT | #11 パシフィック・ノースウエスト・トレイルのスルーハイキング (その7)

いよいよ、ジェフによるPNTのスルーハイキング・レポート (全7回) も最終回! 約2カ月、1,930kmの旅も、ついにフィナーレを迎えます。

今回ジェフが歩くのは、PNTの西側のラストセクション。ロッキー山脈やカスケード山脈を抜け、西に進むと、PNTは太平洋にたどり着きます。

それまでの山岳風景から一変して、田園、海、町の景色が広がるようになります。今までと違うPNTの景色を楽しみながら、PNTの旅をかみしめるジェフ。

ジェフの人生を変えたPNTスルーハイキング。そのラストセクションのレポートを、お楽しみください。

※詳細は thetrailsmag のリンクからご覧ください。

#jeffkish #pacificnorthwest #pacificnorthwesttrail #pnt #pacificnorthwesttrailassociation #pnta #washington #idaho #montana #OlympicMountains #WhidbeyIsland #OlympicPeninsula #PortTownsend #OlympicHotSprings #HighDivide #OlympicNationalPark #NationalScenicTrail #longdistancehiking #thruhike #thruhiking #thetrailsmag #ロングディスタンスハイキング #ロングトレイル #トレイルズ
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A song “straight from the source” of hot springs...
The first part came to me soaking in the Olympic Hot springs last November. Forgot about it, until I found myself at another warm springs, this time on the Big Island (with a whole long crazy story of synchronicity involving calling kiragoboom on the wireless coconut - really does work - and then running into her at Pohoiki beach and finding the “Queens Bath”), and I remembered that hot spring song nugget and Kira and I added two other parts to it. Same earth, same heat source, different portals. 
Got to visit one of my fav hot springs in Oregon the other day and then shortly thereafter cross paths with Kira, so figured I’d make a video of it!
Straight from the source, delivered to you, via Samara and Kira and the #Acapellaapp and Instagram. 
Grateful for the opportunity to visit these sacred earth portals...truly a well spring of warmth, love and song! .
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#hotsprings #hotspring #earthsongs #straightfromthesource #portals #synchronicity #communitysinging #collaboration #singing #originalsong #circlesongs #songcirclesongs #tourmagic #oregonmagic #olympichotsprings #wirelesscoconut #coconutwireless #harmonies #layeredsong #songsforsinging

A song “straight from the source” of hot springs...
The first part came to me soaking in the Olympic Hot springs last November. Forgot about it, until I found myself at another warm springs, this time on the Big Island (with a whole long crazy story of synchronicity involving calling kiragoboom on the wireless coconut - really does work - and then running into her at Pohoiki beach and finding the “Queens Bath”), and I remembered that hot spring song nugget and Kira and I added two other parts to it. Same earth, same heat source, different portals.
Got to visit one of my fav hot springs in Oregon the other day and then shortly thereafter cross paths with Kira, so figured I’d make a video of it!
Straight from the source, delivered to you, via Samara and Kira and the #Acapellaapp and Instagram.
Grateful for the opportunity to visit these sacred earth portals...truly a well spring of warmth, love and song! .
.
#hotsprings #hotspring #earthsongs #straightfromthesource #portals #synchronicity #communitysinging #collaboration #singing #originalsong #circlesongs #songcirclesongs #tourmagic #oregonmagic #olympichotsprings #wirelesscoconut #coconutwireless #harmonies #layeredsong #songsforsinging
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