Thanks to NPF’s Active Trails program, Olympic National Park provided a Leave No Trace education program to hikers, members of local scout troops, park volunteers, and stock users of Olympic’s trails. The...
Olympic National Park
With three distinct and diverse ecosystems—Pacific coast, rain forest valleys, glacier-capped mountains—Olympic National Park is home to a stunning variety of plants and animals. Geology, climate, isolation, history and sheer size mean this nearly one million-acre park, 95% wilderness, protects relatively intact ecosystems, making it a priceless living laboratory and a home for plants and animals large and small.
Originally established as a national monument in 1909, the area was re-designated Olympic National Park by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938. In 1976, it became an International Biosphere Reserve, and in 1981 was designated a World Heritage Site.