Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, Olympic National Park
(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Visit , a lush, green wonderland of ferns, mosses, and trees that form a canopy covering much of the area. The temperate rainforest stretches 39 km (24 mi) along the Hoh River, and it is partially contained and protected by Olympic National Park. Explore this river valley, created by glaciers thousands of years ago, via the various trails throughout the forest. For a short hike, try the Hall of Mosses Trail, a 1.3 km (.8 mi) journey, or walk the 1.9 km (1.2 mi) Spruce Nature Trail. If you are interested in a longer adventure, take on the 27.8 km (17.3 mi) Hoh River Trail. Stop by the visitor center for more information on the trails and diverse wildlife you will have the chance to see. Campsites are available in the park, but be prepared for heavy rain depending on the time of year. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center by using our Olympic National Park holiday planner.
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  • Be humbled by the silence and majesty of ancient trees, boughs hung heavy with shaggy capes of moss. The ancient maple grove was particularly astounding. 
  • Beautiful drive in leads to an even more gorgeous rain forest. Everything is covered in moss and the air is the freshest you'll ever breathe. It was a little busy when we were there, but that is to be...  more »
  • Again, off season prevented us from going all the way in but it was worth it to drive in to see the beautiful and enormous trees and lovely Hoh River. 
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  • This is a great spot. We bought some things and chatted with the ranger, who was very knowledgeable. We also did an ocean conservation thing for kids, which was fun and we got patches for it. The ranger had us say an oath to protect the oceans, which we did gladly. It was a great way to start our hike.
  • Beautiful place!! Limited trails to walk through, but well worth the visit! Be sure to take a raincoat just in case, it is a rainforest after all. Keep a lookout for the large herd of Roosevelt Elk while entering or exiting the park. I've mostly seen them in the early evening time while driving out.
  • Just watching video of this beautiful place on YouTube, I wish I could go there in real.
  • a beautiful example of a temperate rainforest. definitely take your time walking through to look at the trees and animals. will most likely be wet, so be sure to bring a waterproof jacket and boots!
  • The Hoh rainforest is a quiet and relaxing hike to explore a good sized forest expanse that you can't find elsewhere. Although Olympic National Park is difficult as you must drive around it, it's still worth the drive and then venturing west to the Ocean. You can hike for miles but my wife and I went through a small bit of the forest stopping by the river and observing some of the creatures. Beautiful and worth the drive.