Quinault Lake and Rainforest,stroll along the 1/2 mile Quinault Rainforest
Interpretive Nature Trail which connects with the 4 mile Quinault Loop Trail offering a hike through the rainforest and along the lake. Or hike further in on a variety of trails through this unspoiled area.
The Hoh is the premier temperate rain forest in the United States because of the warming trend of the Japanese Current. The spur road to the Hoh Rain Forest is 13.2 miles south of Forks Washington and the visitor's center is 19 miles from the highway. Easy access.
One of the most beautiful points in the Olympic National Park is Lake Crescent, just 20 miles from Port Angeles. A variety of trails wind through the area including the trail to the 90' Marymere Falls. After viewing these scenic areas, spend some relaxing time at Sol Duc Hot Springs, then finish your day with a short hike to Sol Duc Falls.
James Island, west of the Quileute village of Lapush at the mouth of the Quillayute River, is the largest of the group of sea stacks of the Olympic National Park beaches.
The entrance to the northern section of Olympic National Park is located just 6 miles south of Port Angeles. This area is a starting point to the popular Hurricane Ridge, Goblin's Gate, and the Heart of the Hills trail and campground.
If you'd rather spend your time beach camping, then Pacific Beach State Park is the destination. In the town of Pacific Beach, the park features 60 campsites and 2,000 feet of shoreline.
Enjoy a walk through the Valley Creek Estuary a waterfront park that also seeks to educate in the areas of salmon and waterfowl enhancement.
The award winning City Pier is home to the Fiero Marine Lab and the start of the very popular Waterfront Trail. This unique 5 mile trail wanders throughout the waterfront area and out to the unique Ediz Hook.
Another interesting area to visit is the Port Angeles Port. With 2 terminals to accommodate barges to supertankers, this is quickly becoming a busy seaport while maintaining launch and mooring facilities for recreationists.