Bogachiel River State Park Trail

Port Angeles, Washington

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An elk-groomed rain-forest river valley offers families all of the primitive magic of the Hoh area, without the crowds. Huge, moss-shrouded second-growth maples and alders lean over the trail, then give way to even more beautiful old-growth forest pruned by resident herds of elk. As the elk lose more habitat to logging, they clip ever more diligently any wayward buttercup, salmonberry, sword fern, thimbleberry, or devil’s club. The groomed, park-like result would make a British garden club gasp. There will be more elk tracks on the trail than people tracks. Have kids guess the size of the animals from the tracks.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

An elk-groomed rain-forest river valley offers families all of the primitive magic of the Hoh area, without the crowds. Huge, moss-shrouded second-growth maples and alders lean over the trail, then give way to even more beautiful old-growth forest pruned by resident herds of elk.

As the elk lose more habitat to logging, they clip ever more diligently any wayward buttercup, salmonberry, sword fern, thimbleberry, or devil’s club. The groomed, park-like result would make a British garden club gasp. There will be more elk tracks on the trail than people tracks. Have kids guess the size of the animals from the tracks.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Port Angeles
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: June to November
Trailhead Elevation: 350 feet
Top Elevation: 350 feet
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 132 Spruce Mountain; Olympic National Park map
Driving Directions: Directions to Bogachiel River State Park Trail

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