Three Day Tour: Olympic National Park ‘Searching for Sasquatch’ Walking Tour
Trips depart Sundays & Wednesdays beginning in late June.
Like Sasquatch – 1,100 square mile Olympic National Park is gigantic, famous, and definitely elusive! Join our passionate naturalist guides (and Bigfoot!) on a quest to track down the wild essence of UNESCO World Heritage Site Olympic National Park.
We’ll depart from Seattle across the Puget Sound to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, where you’ll hike to waterfalls, mountains, and beaches – experiencing the wilderness from the perspective of Bigfoot. Highlights include the Pacific Coast, Ruby Beach, Lake Quinault, record book big trees, Marymere Falls, Lake Crescent, Hurricane Ridge, Kalaloch, the Elwha River, and more!
We’ll be walking each day – tailoring distances and timing to you as we circumnavigate the National Park. We’re happy to accommodate a wide range of desires and ability levels. At night, you’ll sleep soundly in the heart of Olympic National Park – with big views of the Pacific Ocean coast – in private, comfortable mobile mini-cabins outfitted by our friends at ROAM Trailers!
Day One: Introduction to Olympics and Sasquatch
Get your bearings in the wilds of Olympic National Park and Sasquatch lore.
Your adventure begins with an escape from the Emerald City for the Pacific Coast. As we drive around the southern end of Olympic National Park on iconic Highway 101, you’ll find First Nations history, questions of land use, and troves of bigfoot mythology – ancient beings thougth to stealthily stalk the mountains, forests, and waterways of the rugged Olympic Peninsula. Our first stop is the beautiful Lake Quinault home to record-setting giant trees and off-the-beaten path walks. After losing ourselves (so to speak) in the towering trees, we’ll head for the Pacific Ocean and Kalaloch Beach. Explore tide pools or just sit back and contemplate the vastness of the Pacific as waves crash onto the shore. Our cozy camp features local beer, charcuterie, a private beachfront, and a crackling fire. Enjoy some time to wander and unwind. Your guide will cook dinner for you over travel stories and the sweet song of the ocean’s pulse. Later, it’s off to bed in unforgettable off-grid, locally-built mobile tiny-cabins.
Logistics: Departing downtown Seattle we’ll drive around stunning Puget Sound and the Hood Canal toward Lake Quinault. Once there, walks up the Quinault River, to record book trees, or through old settlements await. Late afternoon, after legs are sufficiently stretched, we’ll head to the Kalaloch Beach area on the beautiful Pacific Coast to unwind & settle in at our beachfront glamping spot.
Day Two: Walking in the footsteps of Sasquatch
Searching for Sasquatch on foot reveals a truly hidden Hoh Rainforest.
Today, you head into famed forests. We’ll dive into the lush rainforest of the Hoh River Valley, deemed one of the quietest places on Earth, and walk until we find the legendary Sasquatch (okay, we’ll walk as much as we like anyway). At the very least, you’ll experience the wilderness from the perspective of the illusive rainforest residents. What is it like to move quietly through the woods, to find food and shelter, and live largely undetected by humans, even in this day and age? We’ll do some active tracking, discover signs of wildlife, and eavesdrop on the forest and the communications of its inhabitants. Bask in the pristine wilderness, enjoy great food, interesting stories, and connect with this magical place. After we’ve either discovered bigfoot or decide to let them alone for the night, we’ll leave the dappled light of the rainforest and head back to our special spot on the beach to enjoy an afternoon drink, the breeze off of the ocean, some nice charcuterie and kick our feet up to relax for a bit. On our way back to camp we’ll visit stunning Ruby Beach on foot! When the dinner bell finally rings we’ll make the quick trip down the road to a waterview dinner at historic Kalaloch Lodge. Then it’s back home for a sundowner, a walk on the beach, and some time fireside to wind down the day.
Logisitics: We’ll spend our time today delving into the Hoh Rain Forest within Olympic National Park. Towering Sitka Spruce and moss-draped Big Leaf Maples lend the forest has a uniquely magical, at times almost eerie, feeling. Return to the beach for a relaxed evening, good food, and cold drinks. Even if we don’t spot a ‘squatch we’ll likely catch sight of elk, foxes, bears, and birds.
We’ll be walking today – choosing the distance and timing that’s right for your particular group. We’re happy to accommodate a wide range of desires and ability levels.
Day Three: Sasquatch Returns
Classic Northwestern hikes, local legends, big views, and a gorgeous ferry ride home.
We’ll enjoy a relaxed morning exploring: sleep in if you like, comb the beach, or snap photos of the morning sun painting crashing waves before we launch into our final day of adventure. After breakfast, we’ll say goodbye to our camp and head inland once more. We’ll visit gorgeous glacial Lake Crescent and a few hidden gems before heading to our main attraction for the day, everyone’s alpine favorite – Hurricane Ridge. We’ll drive up away from the sea, clear the canopy of forests above Port Angeles, and reach the (sometimes) toothy winds of the aptly named mountain meadow. After a filling lunch we’ll pack up some water and walk. The trees huddle close together to brace against now-forgotten winter storms and wind-swept branches point the direction of shelter. We’ll hear tales of Yeti, bigfoot’s alpine cousin, while we soak in the vastness of the valleys, rivers, and forests dropping away below us to the coast. As the snow-capped Olympic Mountains rise jagged in the distance, we can admire the tiny story of lichen written in the rocks at our feet – life is hidden everywhere. When tired, we’ll find our way back down the mountain and onto a ferry, and our last crossing together, as we return to the Emerald City.
Logistics: After a morning of beachcombing, we’ll explore glacial Lake Crescent and then magnificent Hurricane Ridge high in Olympic National Park. We’ll make a surprise stop or two at a couple of our favorite hidden spots as time allows. Together we’ll return across Puget Sound to downtown Seattle for drop off at your location of choice.
Trips depart Sundays & Wednesdays beginning in late June.
‘Searching for Sasquatch’ Olympic National Park Tour
A TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' guide.
National Park entry fees.
Local, organic picnic lunches - served outside when the weather is right.
Light breakfasts (pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, etc).
A beach dinner the first evening - prepared by your guide. Dinner at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge the second evening.
Ferry fees and transportation.
Snacks, water, sparkling water, local wine, local adult beverages, etc.
You'll sleep soundly in the heart of Olympic National Park in private, comfortable mobile mini-cabins outfitted by our friends at ROAM Trailers! All lodging costs are included in our pricing.
You'll be guests of ROAM Beyond, staying in Homegrown Trailers featuring a queen bed (plus bunks), robust solar power systems, advanced battery storage, hot water and shower, induction cooktop with pots & dishes, cold refrigerator and freezer, plenty of power for lighting and charging devices, plus a self-contained toilet. Linens with a warm comforter and duvet cover will be included along with pillows, towels, and biodegradable soaps.
Join a small group (a maximum of 10 travelers total). This trip is $1400 per person after tax.
This trip does require, at minimum, that three travelers book any given date. If our trip doesn't reach it's three guest floor - all booked travelers will be notified in advance and refunded fully.
To book a public trip, we ask for $250 to reserve your spot on the trip. 60 days out we'll ask for a 50% deposit as we prepare for your trip. 30 days out we'll request the final balance.
Want to make your adventure private? Prices below are before WA Sales Tax (10.1%). To inquire about private trip dates, give us a call!
1 person: $4100/person
2 people: $2400/person
3 people: $1900/person
4 people: $1600/person
5 people: $1400/person
6 people: $1250/person
7 people: $1150/person
8 people: $1000/person
9 people: $975/person
10 people: $950/person