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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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21 Completed 21 Reviews

Shhhhh - do you see the elk?

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Seven Lakes Basin Loop Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

The length of this trail is kind of confusing, it is about a 19.5 mile loop (although it feels longer). We started at the trail head around 2PM on a Wednesday, hiked through Deer Lake, settling in at Lunch Lake to camp around 7:30PM. The next day we packed up and headed out, arriving at Heart Lake for lunch & a swim. We were told there is a family of goats here, which we heard but did not see. Between Lunch and Heart Lake is Bogachiel Peak (a short side trail to the highest point, which we did not do) and the trail starts to descend from there. Camping at Lunch added about .5 miles each way and a 400ft or so elevation change, totaling our trip to about 20.5 miles and 4400ft elevation gain.

There were a decent amount of folks on the trail for a Wednesday/Thursday, but it was right before the holiday weekend. I imagine weekends in the summer would be moderately to heavily trafficked. It was very beautiful and you get a little bit of everything (glacier views, waterfalls, old growth forests, etc). Next time we do this trial we will give ourselves 3 days & 2 nights and bring a LOT less stuff. We met a woman on the trail that ran it in a day and said it is one of her favorite trails in the state, which I think speaks enough about the trail.

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Enchanted Valley Trail
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42 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome!

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Appleton Pass Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Olympic Coast - South (Backpacking)
by Bill Toney

10 Completed 9 Reviews

Great Trail. Watch the tides. Wilderness permits are available at either trail head (Third Beach or Oil City). NPS requires you to have bear canisters for your food. These are available for free at NPS headquarters in Port Angeles.

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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17 Completed 4 Reviews

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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17 Completed 4 Reviews

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Olympic Coast - South (Backpacking)
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39 Completed 4 Reviews

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Hoh River Trail
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13 Completed 8 Reviews

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Graves Creek Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful hike through Quinault Rain Forest. It is the path less taken from the Enchanted Valley trail. Most of the hike is considered "Back Country". It was only us out there with the bears and elk. We didn't see any bears, but saw lot's of tracks and droppings on the trail. The first time we hiked this trail around June we were not prepared for the 5 feet of snow still on the upper portions of the trail. We camped on the packed snow along one of the creeks you have to forge across to get to Lake Sundown, which was our planned destination. The following year we went in August and made it successfully to Lake Sundown and beyond. Again, we did not see a single person on the trail. It was a beautiful hike and not too difficult. The cool dip in the lake at the end was pretty nice too.

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