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Hoh River Trail

Forks, WA

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Hoh River Trail is a 31.2 mile out and back trail located near Forks, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss
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10 Completed 8 Reviews

Wonderful, simple trail for the general public. The mosses and old growth forests are wonderful. If you can't get deeper into the National Park, this will provide a great snippet of what a temperate rain forest is like. Plan for many, many people, for this is just off the main parking lot. Lots of tourists.

Go when it has rained for a bit over the past few days (shouldn't be hard since it is a rain forest)... it provides more green and the banana slugs come out due to the moisture. I've been once when it hadn't rained much over a 2 week span and everything looked dried out.

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Hole-in-the-Wall Trail
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20 Completed 6 Reviews

This "hike" is more of a stroll on the beach, and one that you wish would never end. I wish that it went on and on forever. So beautiful and magical in the early morning with all of the fog/mist. We managed to beat the crowds-if there ever is any. Later in the afternoon the fog burned off and were met with bight blue skies. This is definitely kid friendly as it is all flat. You get it all, beach combing, scrambling on huge drift wood/trees washed ashore, a rope swing at Ellen Creek, and tide pools at the end. Loved it.

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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29 Completed 16 Reviews

Easy, wide trail. Pretty congested but the falls are beautiful - it's the view commonly seen in magazines so it was fun to visit

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Mink Lake Trail
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29 Completed 16 Reviews

This is a decent hike for the PNW. The view isn't spectacular but it is conveniently located near Sol Duc hot springs.

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North Fork Quinault Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Great family hike. We backpacked in and planned on staying one night at Trapper before moving on to the Low Divide. Once we got to Trapper it was clear this place was inhabitable. There was an open sided shelter, though after we stopped for 5 seconds the mosquitos attacked by the thousands! We nearly ran out of there. Do not plan on stopping at Trapper for any length of time! So we boogied to Sixteen mile camp and was pleasantly surprised at the huge opening on the river with numerous camp sites. You must take off your boots to cross this river to continue on the trail.The trail gets steeper heading up from there, the meadow just before and lakes just after the low divide were more scenic then the divide it's self. We hiked around the lake to the rockface where we enjoyed a dip in the beautiful water on the hot August day.The trail was easy to moderate crossing many different terrains. The huckleberries are to die for. Make sure you take a few days to enjoy all this trail has to offer and don't forget to watch the stars at night.

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South Fork of the Hoh
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38 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is quite out there, which was lovely but caused a few concerns on the road out. However, it was very quiet out there and only bugs at the trail head. The trail itself is a great way to see the Hoh valley without the crowds. However, you won't see the river till the end at 2.9 miles.

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Irely Lake and Big Creek Trail
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38 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiked only to Irely Lake to find it completely empty. It was an interesting sight. No bugs and no issues though - only many, many tiny frogs.

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Enchanted Valley Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

A-MAZING hike!
We did this hike in August. Camped at graves creek campground and hit the trail by 7:30 am. Many places along the river to stop for a break, water refill, snack or just to relax with feet in the clear cool water. We took our time and made it to Enchanted Valley by 5:30. I would say the hike is moderate for a somewhat ouy if shape person like me. There are many places to camp along the way that are not on the map. At Enchanted Valley you can pitch your tent almost anywhere; by the river, in the wide open field or in the trees. Be sure to use the bear wire to hang your food. The trail it's self was very nice. Wide variety of Washington scenery, trail well maintained with flat walks and some climbs. A little mud here and there, bridges, rocks, streams and fallen trees. The dirt road to the trail head is super long so be sure you have gas, parking is free, get your permits at the ranger station by the lodge. Plan to do this hike with lots of time to take it all in and enjoy, worth going back again and again!!

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice and easy nature walk.

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Deer Lake Trail
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10 Completed 5 Reviews

Lots of elevation gain in a short span of time. Good workout trail but for how hard we worked to get to the top I would rather find a better lake to swim in.

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