Quinault Loop

Hoquiam, Washington

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This is a great little run that you can do while your non-running friends and family tour the half-mile Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail. The Quinault Rain Forest trails have fewer tourists than the better-known Hoh trails, but the lower Quinault River Valley gets 145 inches of rain per year making it a true temperate rain forest. Enjoy the lovely green curtains of moss in the old-growth forest of Western red cedars, Western hemlocks, Douglas firs, and Sitka spruce on this gently rolling trail.
50 Trail Runs in Washington

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50 Trail Runs in Washington

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)

This is a great little run that you can do while your non-running friends and family tour the half-mile Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail.

The Quinault Rain Forest trails have fewer tourists than the better-known Hoh trails, but the lower Quinault River Valley gets 145 inches of rain per year making it a true temperate rain forest. Enjoy the lovely green curtains of moss in the old-growth forest of Western red cedars, Western hemlocks, Douglas firs, and Sitka spruce on this gently rolling trail.

©  Cheri Pompeo Gillis/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: Hoquiam
Length: 4
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Olympic National Forest
Local Maps: Olympic National Forest Map, Quinault Loop Map
Topo Map: Quinault Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: 50 Trail Runs in Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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5/21/2007

The beginning of trail was a little hard to find. It's by the info board across from the rest rooms. This trail has a lot of variety. From waterfalls and lakes to rainforests. Towards the end we had to climb over/around some fallen trees, but this was easily done.

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