Hoh River Nature Trails and Happy Four Camp

Fairholm, Washington

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The nature trails and the Hoh River trail all depart from the Hoh River Ranger Station on a single trail. The trail immediately crosses a marshy creek and climbs to a split. Before you leave the creek, spend a few moments looking at the aquatics of the stream, which is a brilliant green abstract of rushing water and billowing grasses. Most impressive is a sedge, the small-flowered bulrush. Whether you hike the short loops or continue on the Hoh River trail, you will see that the rain forest is predominated with Sitka spruce, followed by fire-resistant Douglas firs and western redcedar. Bigleaf maples, often festooned with licorice ferns, and vine maple add to the splendor any season of the year.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

The nature trails and the Hoh River trail all depart from the Hoh River Ranger Station on a single trail. The trail immediately crosses a marshy creek and climbs to a split. Before you leave the creek, spend a few moments looking at the aquatics of the stream, which is a brilliant green abstract of rushing water and billowing grasses.

Most impressive is a sedge, the small-flowered bulrush. Whether you hike the short loops or continue on the Hoh River trail, you will see that the rain forest is predominated with Sitka spruce, followed by fire-resistant Douglas firs and western redcedar. Bigleaf maples, often festooned with licorice ferns, and vine maple add to the splendor any season of the year.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fairholm
Distance: 14
Elevation Gain: 230 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Hikable: Year-round, Best flowers: May through August
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Nos. 133 Mount Tom and 134 Mount Olympus
Driving Directions: Directions to Hoh River Nature Trails and Happy Four Camp

Recent Trail Reviews

7/28/2009
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This trail is a beautiful display of the Olympic Rain Forest. The trail is well maintained and an easy hike.



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Apr 2018