Only Temperate Rainforest in the 48 States! Be sure to do the Trail of Mosses Hike, easy & gorgeous! We also did the Hoh River Hike to Tom's Creek Waterfall, about 2.5 miles out. Beautiful spot to eat lunch & then hike back. Visitor center...More
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The Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Centre is 30km from the highway and is a popular spot. In summer the car park fills early. There are a number of walks including the Hall of the Mosses trail, where you walk amid amazing spruce, maple and Douglas...More
I've always wanted to visit a rain forest and when I found out there was one in this National Park, I had to check it out on my visit to the PNW. It did not disappoint. The trees and moss are fantastic. It felt like...More
Follow all the trails (there are two loops) and go slow! Don't get caught in the tourists loop and give space to others taking selfies in front of trees. There are no bugs and the moss is lovely! It can rain whenever it wants to...More
A unique ecosystem and forest untouched by humanity. Just what one goes to a national park for! Easy and challenging hikes available.
This is the must see rain forest for visitors to Olympic NP. The size of the trees are amazing. Moss is hanging every where. The crystal clear water of the stream is beautiful. Very difficult taking pictures without a tourist in it. Crowded in summer....More
You can spend 1 hour or you can spend 3-4 hours. This place has plenty to offer. Short trails like hall of mosses to longer trails that take you along the hoh river. You can sit alongside the hoh river and have a picnic. I...More
Gorgeous drive to the Hoh Rain Forest. On our way there, we saw some elk resting near the river. The trails were beautiful. If you are on the northwest side of Olympic NP, it is worth a visit. (It is relatively close to Ruby Beach...go...More
This temperate rainforest is in the western peninsula of the Olympic National Park. There were several hiking trails that showcased streams with ferns and mosses. It took us 2 hours from Port Angeles to arrive at Hoh. Well worth the drive!
A fabulous experience. The forest trails are well marked and easy to follow and a supplemented by informative boards which explain the history of the area and the ecology of the forest. The Spruce Trail is the quieter of the two and takes you to...More