Spruce Nature Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain138ft
Trailhead Elevation592ft
Elevation Min/Max581/614ft
Elevation Start/End592/592ft

Spruce Nature Trail

Spruce Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Jefferson County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 592 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 138 feet. The Hoh River Ranger Station ranger station and the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center information are near the trailhead. There is also a telephone. This trail connects with the following: Hoh River Trail and Mini Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"One of the two popular interpretive walks in the Hoh Rainforest, this trail visits impressive stands of old-growth Sitka spruce that grow along the Hoh River. Interpretive plaques along the way explain the ecology of the rainforest. The trail is paved and accessible to wheelchairs. This level trek begins from the midpoint of the short visitor center loop path, and soon makes its way to an old river terrace from which the stout boles of spruce and Douglas fir tower skyward. This is old-growth rainforest at its finest: The ancient conifers are widely spaced, and plenty of sunlight streams through to support the multiple canopy layers of younger trees, tall shrubs, and a rich ground cover of ferns, mosses, and woodland flowers."

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Skill Level
USGS Owl Mountain; Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin–Hoh
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