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.
Spruce Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Erik Molvar, Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides).
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