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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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Rugged Ridge Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

Wow! Wow! Wow! Hardly any people--actually, we saw none--beautiful hike, with plenty of little valley streams to break on. The rocks when fording the river at times can be slippery and move and roll often, so partner up.

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Mora Campground
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

Great camping grounds, with lots of loops and different array of sites to choose from. Had trouble starting fire because of moisture, and honestly, inexperience. Great times.

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Rialto Beach Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

I had an amazing time here! Though, I recommend wearing pants if you want to scale the driftwood--learned that the hard way. Also, look into tide schedules, it'll be harder to hike along the water if you constantly have to dodge waves/floating driftwood--also learned the hard way.

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Ruby Beach Trail
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34 Completed 20 Reviews

Uh may zing. Go on a weekday

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Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss
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15 Completed 13 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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30 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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30 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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42 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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