The park has a vast number of trails, and they all seem to connect somewhere. Consequently, it's possible to tie several trails together to create your own route. It's also easy to get lost -- make sure to carry a map (and tide tables for coastal hikes), a compass, and water at all times. For a complete listing, visit the park's website or write ahead for a free Olympic National Park map from the Wilderness Information Center, Olympic National Park, 600 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362.

The following is a partial, though representative, list of some of the many wonderful trails in the park. Backcountry permits are required for overnight trips. They're available at the Wilderness Information Center, behind the main visitor center in Port Angeles (tel. 360/565-3100), and at all ranger stations. During the summer, you may also need reservations for certain areas. You'll pay a $5 fee for wilderness camping for groups of up to 12 people, plus $2 per person per night. Call the Wilderness Information Center for information.

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