Nature’s Champion Olympic National Park, National Geographic: Waterfalls Abundant In Olympic Park

Horizontal photo of three fingers of a single waterfall  in the forest.

A wooded trail through towering old trees and a misty ravine leads to the multi-channeled Sol Duc River flowing through the northwest part if the Olympic National Park. The Sol Duc is one of the only rivers in the Olympic Penninsula that supports healthy stocks of wild, winter steelhead trout as well as all five major species of salmon. Large runs—as many as 19,000 steelhead salmon—return to spawn traveling 78 miles up the river from the Pacific coast.

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