Hoh River Rain Forest Trail

Forks, Washington

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The world-famous rain forest is accessible most of the year. Children will love seeing the huge Roosevelt elk, which through their browsing and grazing keep the forest floor cropped of undergrowth and looking park-like. The chances of seeing them are best in late fall and winter, when herds are down in the valley and most tourists are gone, but one resident band can be seen even in busy summer months. The Hoh River trail extends 17 miles, all the way to the edge of the Blue Glacier on Mount Olympus; however, families can amply savor the beauty of the rain forest in the 3 miles to the Mount Tom Creek trail junction.
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)

The world-famous rain forest is accessible most of the year. Children will love seeing the huge Roosevelt elk, which through their browsing and grazing keep the forest floor cropped of undergrowth and looking park-like.

The chances of seeing them are best in late fall and winter, when herds are down in the valley and most tourists are gone, but one resident band can be seen even in busy summer months. The Hoh River trail extends 17 miles, all the way to the edge of the Blue Glacier on Mount Olympus; however, families can amply savor the beauty of the rain forest in the 3 miles to the Mount Tom Creek trail junction.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Forks
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 120 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Year round
Trailhead Elevation: 578 feet
Top Elevation: 698 feet
Local Contacts: Olympic National Forest; Olympic National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 133 Mount Tom; Olympic National Park map
Driving Directions: Directions to Hoh River Rain Forest Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/1/2010
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Very fun trip. The Hall of Moss was definitely sweet. I would recommend this trip to anyone.


7/15/2002
0

Lots of cool trees, views, and hanging mosses here (unless that was a nearby trail) The river was nice to walk along



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