The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Lake Crescent Highway

Located in the Olympic National Park in Clallam County, Washington, in USA, Lake Crescent Highway is one of the best coastal drives in the world. The journey runs along the southern shore of the lake Crescent.

Lake Crescent Highway

Part of the U.S. Route 101 in Washington, the highway is 16.57km (10.3-mile) long. It’s totally paved and follows the curves of the brilliant blue waters of Lake Crescent,  dubbed as "the most beautiful lake in the United States”. This mostly two-lane road is a picturesque backdrop for an epic road-trip experience. Each bend opens another vista more transcendent than the last.

Formerly known as the Olympic Loop Highway, the road runs along the shores of Lake Crescent, a brilliantly blue and deep lake. This is a remarkable road trip. Remember to bring your camera. The road traces the southern shore of the lake, dipping inside the park boundary. Make sure you leave enough time to make plenty of stops along the way running along the glacially carved lake with clear-water views.