NOLS Poetry Walks

April 1 – May 31, 2024 
The North Olympic Library System is partnering with Olympic National Park to offer the 10th season of Poetry Walks. Enjoy self-guided walks on trails featuring poetry in the landscape.

Poems are placed on signs in multiple locations along three trails in Olympic National Park: the Hall of Mosses Trail, the Madison Falls Trail, and the Spruce Railroad Trail. The Hall of Mosses Trail requires visitors to pass through the Hoh Rain Forest entrance station to show or purchase a National Park Pass.

Poets featured along the trails include Mary Oliver, Ross Gay, Tim McNulty, Jaiden Dokken, and many more. Those who find themselves inspired to write a poem or take a photo while on one of the Poetry Walks are encouraged to share it with NOLS on social media or by emailing You can also check out materials in the NOLS collection with other work by poets who are featured in Poetry Walks!

Poetry Walks happen in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Additionally, National Park Week will take place April 20-28. National Park Week is celebrated at all national park areas across the country and features free admission to all national park units on Saturday, April 20.

More information about all of the trails and areas of Olympic National Park can be found by visiting the Olympic National Park website.

Explore Olympic Daypack

Interested in exploring Olympic National Park for free? Check out an Explore Olympic Daypack! Includes a park pass, binoculars and more, thanks to generous support by Discover Your Northwest.

NOLS Poetry Walks are offered to the public with the generous support of the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.