Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, Olympic National Park

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 850+ 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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  • This natural rain forest on the west side of Olympic National Park is a natural wonder. We enjoyed walking the trails and the Hall of Mosses. The visitors center is filled with artifacts and informati...  read more »
  • The Hoh rainforest is a lush moss draped canopy of Sitka spruce, western hemlock and red cedar measuring 25 ft around and 300 ft tall. Everything is wet even if the day is sunny. One of the unusual th...  read more »
  • Beautiful and breathtaking...several trails of different lengths - something for every level of trekker. The Hall of Mosses is amazing and a photographers dream! It takes about 4.5 hours to get to fro...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful greenery in such a lush setting. There are short easy trails and a long hike you can take that is pretty easy as well for the first few miles. The hoh river runs next to the trail and there are plenty of opportunities to catch birds, banana slugs and so many other critters if the vibe is right. It was sprinkling on and off while I was there which made it the ultimate rain forest experience. Kinda remote, but totally worth the drive!
  • 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.
  • Rangers are friendly and are full of information on that side of the park. This is a busy area for backpackers. The rain forest is amazing and it's so amazing that it exist in Washington. It's a great place to visit to hike in and see the lush greenery. Lots of ferns everywhere! Great place to be with nature.
  • This place wasn't far from forks were the story for the twilight films originates from so you get to see other places on way. Make sure you go ruby beach cannon beach is a good way further down were the pirate ship comes out of rocks on movie
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