Olympic Hot Springs Road

The Olympic Hot Springs Road in WA, closed to vehicles due to road washout

Located in Clallam County, in the U.S. state of Washington, Olympic Hot Springs Road is totally washed out and closed to vehicles indefinitely.

How long is Olympic Hot Springs Road?

Tucked away in northern region of beautiful and amazing Olympic National Park, the road is mostly paved. It’s 13.67km (8.5 miles) long starting just southwest of Port Angeles along the US-101 (Olympic Highway). A washout destroyed the road since the removal of the two Elwha River dams was completed in 2014.

Is Olympic Hot Springs Road destroyed?

The road has repeatedly been impacted by flood waters and is closed to vehicles, 2 miles to park boundary from Hwy 101, due to an extensive flood damage/road washout, beyond the Madison Falls parking lot at the park boundary.  Washouts have converted this road to a walking and biking trail.

Is Olympic Hot Springs Road open?

Located within the Elwha Valley, the road, also known as Elwha River Road, is mostly narrow and steep. It’s only open for pedestrians, bicycles, and dogs on leash. The views are great. In the winter the road may be closed.
Pic: Andy Ritchie


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