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The Olympic Peninsula

West of Puget Sound lies the great Olympic Peninsula, accessible by US-101, which loops around its coastal perimeter. Rugged peaks dominate the peninsular core, which rises high above lush subalpine vegetation, giving way to the tangled rainforests of the western valleys, and the pristine beaches of the Pacific edge. Fringed with logging communities, the peninsula’s most magnificent parts are protected within Olympic National Park, with its superb hiking trails, campsites and lodges.