Clallam County

Overview

Clallam County sits in the northern section of the Olympic Peninsula. The upper region spans almost 100 miles along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Along the Pacific Coast it’s shore extend more than 35 miles. Iconic images of Clallam County can be seen on the silver screen, locations are featured in the Twilight Saga film Series. The county is composed of traditional lands of the Klallam, Makah, and Quileute peoples. Clallam’s name is derived from the indian word “Klallam”, that means “the strong people”.

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Exploring the Hoh Rain Forest

Exploring the Hoh Rain Forest

We've all heard the opinion that western Washington is almost perpetually grey and rainy. While that may be the case in winter months, most of the west side is quite temperate and beautiful for much of the rest of the year. However, when it comes to one special west...

Spending a Weekend in Sequim

Spending a Weekend in Sequim

Sequim is a vibrant small town located along the Olympic Peninsula, and it happens to be one of the driest cities in western Washington. Outdoor enthusiasts, seafood lovers and people who have a passion for everything lavender should definitely put Sequim on their...

Hiking Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach

Hiking Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach

On August 29, after a day of experiencing Makah Days and some of the other wonders Neah Bay and the West End have to offer, I headed down the coast to find Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach. Upon arriving in Neah Bay, I had made sure to stop in at one of the local...

Hiking Washington’s Southern Coastal Route

Hiking Washington’s Southern Coastal Route

A good hike for the colder months ahead: that became my mission the last few weeks as I contemplated my upcoming article. I had recently gotten back from a trip up Sol Duc to Appleton Pass and The High Divide, and although wonderful in so many ways, I had also...

Spending a Day in Port Angeles

Spending a Day in Port Angeles

Looking for a day trip filled with arts and culture? Join Zac Blaylock as he takes us on a trip to Port Angeles.  I grew up on the Olympic Peninsula after my mom moved back from Bellingham when I was just 3 years old. Aside from a couple years in Bellevue in my...

Exploring Lake Crescent

Exploring Lake Crescent

Looking for another stunning spot on the Olympic Peninsula? Join Explore Washington State contributor Albertine Wang as she takes you on a journey to one of her favorite spots - Lake Crescent. Nestled in a glacial valley about half an hour from Port Angeles is a...

Spending a Weekend in Olympic National Park

Spending a Weekend in Olympic National Park

Considering the seemingly never-ending natural beauty of Washington State, it is sometimes easy to forget about the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Sprawling nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park contains three distinct ecosystems - glaciated mountains,...

Hiking the Klahhane Ridge Loop Trail

Hiking the Klahhane Ridge Loop Trail

Looking for a challenging hike to tackle in the Olympic forest? Klahhane Ridge Loop Trail might be the fit for you! Explore Washington State Contributor Zac Blaylock recently conquered the Klahhane Ridge Loop Trail, closing out at 16 miles round-trip, with sweeping...

Exploring Port Angeles

Exploring Port Angeles

This guest post was written by Kory Kirby: "Hello all, my name is Kory Kirby, and I appreciate the read, if you want to know more about myself, read my writing, or  follow my adventures on the Olympic Peninsula, find me here: My Blog - My Instagram" Port Angeles is...

The Ideal Washington Summer Adventure Bucket List

The Ideal Washington Summer Adventure Bucket List

With sights and scenery, Washington wins the hearts of tourists and locals alike. From the beautiful beaches to our historic Emerald City, we sometimes seem to forget that we have our own little adventures to explore right here that are exceptionally perfect for...