- Tour: Guided Hiking in Olympic National Park
- Tour: Historic Lake Quinault Lodge
Roam Beyond Kalaloch
- Meals: B, L, D
Guided Hiking in Olympic National Park
Today you'll explore the Olympic National Park's Enchanted Valley, famous among hikers, backpackers and explorers for its dense old-growth temperate rainforest, 4,000-foot high glacially-carved valley walls, and countless streams that are linked one after another in a daisy chain form.
The Pony Bridge hike gives visitors to the peninsula's southwest corner a little taste of what the 18-mile long East Fork Quinault River "Enchanted" Valley is like. On this hike you'll traverse through massive stands of Sitka spruce, giant Douglas firs and western hemlocks; eventually leading to the river where Pony Bridge crosses a narrow box canyon with churning blue waters. Distance: About 5 miles, out and back.
Historic Lake Quinault Lodge
End the day with a visit to the cherished Lake Quinalt Lodge. Listed on the National Register of Historic places this classic rustic lodge was built in the same style as the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park making it perfectly suited for the heavily forested locale. Set in one of three temperate rainforests in the world, the Lake Quinault Lodge has been the destination of tourists and presidents alike. Surrounded by giant Sitka spruce trees, Douglas fir and Western Red Cedar trees, situated next to one of the more pristine lakes and rivers in North America, visitors can relish in the miles of hiking trails, amazing views, fantastic food and unique history. We'll have the opportunity to hike around the lake before dinner.
After working up an appetite it's off to The Roosevelt Dining room where it's rumored that President Roosevelt came up with the idea to designate Olympic Peninsula as a National Park. Return to Kalaloch after dinner.