U.S. Route 101 - Western Washington State/Olympic Peninsula
The highway was especially important in early California where it linked Spanish missions and pueblos and was called El Camino Real (The Royal Road) .In Washington State, the 101 follows the Pacific coastline and provides access to Olympic National Park and is the westernmost state highway. In Washington, the highway is 365.56 miles long.
From Oregon, U.S. 101 crosses the Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River into Washington. In Pacific County, it proceeds north through Raymond, Aberdeen and Forks. From Forks, the highway heads east through Sappho, Port Angeles and Sequim and then turns again heading south and along the west side of the Hood Canal through Discovery Bay, Hoodsport and Shelton and then turns east and intersects with I-5 around Olympia/Tumwater in a vague horseshoe shape.
Route 101 travels through six counties: Pacific, Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, Mason and Thurston.