Best Wildflower Hikes in Olympic National Park
From delicate glacier lilies, purple lupine, and magenta paintbrush, Olympic has some of the best wildflower displays you’ll ever see. And with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and deep valleys, the views never disappoint. Choose from one of the hikes below to explore some of the best wildflowers you’ll ever see.
Because of the abundant snow and rain in the Olympics, the wildflower displays change constantly. The forest flowers bloom early, but other flowers emerge as the snow melts. If you’re worried you missed some, just hike a higher elevation trail! With elevations ranging from sea level to nearly 8’000 feet, you can chase wildflower season all summer long!
If you prefer your wildflowers accessible and easy, you can drive to some of Olympic’s highest trailheads described below. Alternately, if you want to see avalanche lilies blooming under snowbanks near the Blue Glacier, hike the Hoh River Trail all the way to its terminus. The choice is yours; we’ve collected the best wildflower hikes in the park below.