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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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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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13 Completed 7 Reviews

Very easy but scenic hike. You run across a coupe waterfalls before you reach the spectacular main Sol Duc Falls.

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Hole-in-the-Wall Trail
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16 Completed 16 Reviews

Beautiful run on the beach. The hole in the wall itself is not that great but makes for a nice destination. Note you may consider the tides as low tide makes for a more eventful visit.

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Hole-in-the-Wall Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice walk on the beach, wouldn't recommend going barefoot though. The tide does sneak up on you so make sure you are familiar with the tide charts. We saw lots of starfish, which was great considering they are losing so many to disease lately. Be especially aware of the tides going through the arch. We went through, stayed about 15 minutes and came back to find our path almost completely gone. It doesn't look like the level rises very much or very fast, but when your only path back is on rocks that are now underwater it gets a little scary. This is totally worth doing if you come prepared.

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Enchanted Valley Trail
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12 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a sweet hike. Elevation is easily manageable considering the 13 mile trek from East Fork. My girlfriend and I camped near the trailhead and started off in the morning. I would suggest, if you are not on the peninsula already, drive there, camp, and then get a fresh start. For a 13 mile hike why not get a headstart and not worry about the drive. This will get you ahead of everyone else at the campsites and you get your first pick. As the afternoon wore on, there were plenty of hikers coming in and getting desperate to find their own spot.

This is very doable as an out-and-back trek. We hiked in 6 hours to chalet with lunch and a couple rests. The hike out was completed in 5 hours. We don't have hundreds of trail miles in our boots a year, so we're not super trekkers or anything, just in relative fine shape and didn't pack the kitchen sink.

Spotted on the trail, one owl, chipmunks, a few snakes, elk, didn't see any bears, but there was a couple who saw one, all sorts of birds.

I would like to do the hike again particularly from the other side.

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Enchanted Valley Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I cannot express how much I love this hike. I might be biased as it was my first backpacking trip but man, it is worth every ounce on energy. The Chalet was beautiful. We went the first weekend of June and the weather was perfect. So many waters coming off of each other into the start of the Quinault River. Our camp was right next to the river which was such a wonderful sight to wake up to. Good incline the whole way, not too harsh. We saw deer, a mama bear and some chipmunks. I can't wait to go up the the Glacier next time around.

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Bogachiel River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

VERRY nice, only went from trail head (btw trail head is at end of the dirt road keep going until you see it don't stop like my GPS wanted me to) so I only went as far as the river on the trail because it was late in the day. Awesome is all I can say. I'm the only one around today, & I got my shoes off soaking my feet in the river on this nice warm day.

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Fletcher Canyon
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30 Completed 30 Reviews

Nice hike through the Olympic Forest with all the amazing old growth trees along the trail. Make sure you wear water resistant clothes as the dew coating the shrubs over growing the trail make it a wet hike. Near the waterfall you have to slog through head high salmon berries were you definitely emerge soaked if you have avoided getting wet so far. Waterfall was okay but the sun coming out while having lunch along the tree bridge made it a good morning hike.

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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10 Completed 9 Reviews

Easy trail. Very good views of sol duc falls. Busy trail

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Kloshe Nanitch Trail
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28 Completed 23 Reviews

OK, I'm not gonna lie, I drove to the top. I was alone though and wasn't 100% certain where the trail started and didn't want to get lost- honestly I don't know how I navigated my way up there via road but somehow did. Gorgeous views from the top!

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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28 Completed 23 Reviews

This trail is honestly breathtaking as the sun is rising. The forest trail that is well maintained was honestly the best part of this hike as for me, the falls seemed uneventful. It was a lovely peaceful hike just the same and probably less trafficked first thing in the morning (even though I did still pass quiet a few people). I would imagine that it would also be extremely busy during the summer (I was there during fall). The hot springs were pretty touristy and resort like (well, it's owned by the resort so I guess that definition is correct) and the water not as hot as I was imagining- oh, and it costs $12 (or it did when I went) so be prepared. I stayed at the campsite right next to the river and it seemed pretty crowded even in Oct. Personally, I enjoyed sitting along the river prior to Sol Duc resort and campsite area and watching the salmon jump up the river falls.

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