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Books and Locations

Audio files dropped weekly through July. Listen anytime for book and location inspiration!

Play or download each week’s sound files to hear about an amazing North Olympic Peninsula location paired with the perfect book to read there. Find more information below, including links to the mobility-accessible alternative location.

Location Entry

Some locations require entry passes. Locations within Olympic National Park require a National Park Pass; locations within Washington State Parks require a Discover Pass.

Lake Aldwell

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Aldwell Lakebed (Elwha Project Lands) Download the audio file

Pass Required: None
Length: 3 miles round trip, or more at your discretion.
Elevation gain: Negligible but footing remains a mix of sand and loose gravel in places.
Accessible Alternative Location: Pillar Point County Park
Aldwell Lakebed Directions
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Spruce Railroad TrailDownload the audio file

Pass Required: None
Length: 3 miles round trip to Devil’s Punchbowl, or up to 11 miles, at your discretion.
Elevation gain: 250-410 feet.
Accessible Alternative Location: Ancient Groves Nature Trail Loop
Spruce Railroad Directions
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Bluff Loop Trail, Miller Peninsula State Park Download the audio file

Pass Required: Discover Pass
Length: 6-20 miles, at your discretion
Elevation gain: 744 feet
Accessible Alternative Location: Robin Hill Farm County Park
Bluff Loop Trail Directions
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Striped Peak to The Cove at Salt Creek Download the audio file

Pass Required: None
Length: 7.5 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 850 feet
Accessible Alternative Location: Mini Rainforest Trail
Striped Peak Directions
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Hurricane Hill Download the audio file
Closure: Hurricane Hill is closed through July 22 for mountain goat management. Check for park alerts and plan your visit.

Pass Required: Olympic National Park Pass
Length: 3.4 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 826 feet, beginning at over 5,000 feet of elevation
Accessible Alternative Location: Big Meadow and Cirque Rim Loop
Hurricane Hill Directions
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Pass Required: None
Length: 3.6 miles round trip, or more if beachwalking.
Elevation gain: 280 feet
Accessible Alternative Location: Madison Falls Trail
Third Beach Directions
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