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Itinerary 3: Forks - Olympic National Park

Itinerary 3:
Day 1: Seattle - Lake Quinault (156 miles)
Day 2: Hoh River, Kalaloch Lodge at Olympic National Park
Day 3: Forks - Olympic National Park
Day 4: Sol Duc - Lake Crescent (35 miles)
Day 5: Lake Crescent - Seattle (110 miles)

Day 3 - Forks - Olympic National Park

The Forks Timber Museum: The Timber Museum in Forks is a large log structure featuring displays of pioneer, logging and coastal Indian history, including a 1920’s logging camp bunkhouse, scale machinery models and an authentic fire lookout tower. Tours available. Optional detour: La Push: Community of the Quileute with driftwood-lined beaches, featured in the bestselling Twilight trilogy.
Lunch: Neah Bay at the café on the water or catered at the Makah Cultural Center.

Makah Cultural and Research Center:
One of the nation’s finest Tribal museums. Full size canoe and long house replicas add to the archeological exhibits to offer visitors a unique educational experience. Guided tours and artistry demonstrations available for additional charge.

Cape Flattery walk: A 3/4 mile boardwalk trail leads to the truly magnificent views and the Northwestern-most point in the contiguous U.S. Ship traffic, wildlife including seals, whales, sea lions, seabirds are sighted here.
Hobuck Beach: South of Cape Flattery, white sandy beach with sea stacks. Great photo opportunities.
Dinner and overnight:
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, Olympic National Park – Savor a delicious dinner featuring Northwest cuisine.

Relax and rejuvenate in the resort’s warm mineral pools surrounded by pristine forests and the rushing Sol Duc River. This hot spring resort is the perfect base for hiking, fishing and exploring Olympic Peninsula attractions like Hurricane Ridge and the Hoh Rain Forest. Optional evening activity: Mineral-rich hot spring pools.

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River and Mountains along the Hoh River, Olympic National Park near Forks
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