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Hoh River Trail

Forks, WA

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Hoh River Trail is a 32.8 mile out and back trail located near Forks, WA that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is accessible from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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Ruby Beach Trail
by Christopher Billiot

20 Completed 19 Reviews

Cool views!

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Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss
by Christopher Billiot

20 Completed 19 Reviews

Beautiful! Hiked on dec 26. Snow everywhere which the moss still swinging. Hiked alongside of a dozen female elk for the first quarter of the trail. Awesome experience!

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Enchanted Valley - LaCrosse Basin Loop (Backpacking)
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

We hiked 60 miles over 5 days and 4 nights. We hiked from graves creek trailhead to enchanted valley the first day. That portion was an easy hike with very gentle elevation gain. The next day was a steep climb up and over Anderson Pass and down to Honeymoon Meadows campground. The site requires an immediate stream crossing when arriving and departing, which was an inconvenient way to start the day. The next day was yet another, even steeper climb up over lacrosse pass and down to Home Sweet Home campground. Although the climb was quite strenuous, the down hill and level hiking along the river afterwards were quite fast paced and easy. However we were slowed by an unintended detour down a spur trail that led us into a marsh considerably far from the actual trail. Luckily, we retraced our steps and made a late arrival at camp.

The fourth day was extremely difficult. We began with a 3000 foot ascent of Six Ridge. As this trail is no longer maintained, coupled with the saturated soil, downed trees frequently slowed our ascent. Once atop the ridge, it became no easier as the narrow trail, precariously perched atop the sharp, steep ridged, snaked and twisted along the ridge while constantly gaining and losing altitude. After the 6 miles on the ridge, we planned to make our way to lake sundown before hiking out the next day. However, after losing the trail in a quagmire, we were fighting daylight as we decided to stop at McGravy Lakes for the night. The shallow, glassy, spring fed lakes, nestled high in the mountains were a beautiful camp, despite the cold night at higher altitude.

Our last day, we completed the steep but short 700ft, .4 mile ascent to six ridge pass then back down past lake sundown, finally completing the loop back at the Graves Creek Trailhead. All in all, this trail doesn't provide quite the grand, alpine views that are often found above the treelike that say the cascades or the Rockies would; despite this, the pristine rainforest, with its massive old growth trees, giant ferns, and all-covering moss has a special beauty that makes this hike extremely unique and satisfying. The beaches located along the costal portion of the park are also highly recommended.

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
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26 Completed 26 Reviews

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Hole-in-the-Wall Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Great hike! Be sure to look up the low tide times if you want to do the keyhole! (Within 2 hours and you should be fine.

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Sol Duc Falls Trail
by Abigail Steinbach

23 Completed 23 Reviews

This is the trail that made me fall in love with Washington; the forest looks unreal and feels like a magical fairy forest. Everything is so green it is unbelievable. The falls are great, but I enjoyed the short walk to them even more; the small little falls and streams are beautiful.

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Rialto Beach Trail
by Abigail Steinbach

23 Completed 23 Reviews

This was the first west cost beach I've been on and it was awesome; we went on a cloudy, rainy day, but the sun was peaking out in a very ominous way. The washed up trees and the choppy waves proved to us just how unrelenting nature is. We didn't complete the whole trail, however we walked south until a sign stated not to go beyond a certain point as it was tribal land. We managed to see 2 bald eagles. Climbing over the rocks and trees was pretty difficult, but worth it. Part of the trail near the parking/picnic/camping area was completely flooded. The haystacks were amazing.

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Lovers Lane Trail
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

This was a very beautiful hike! It had a lot of moss and big trees! Highly recommended!

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Seven Lakes Basin Loop Trail
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10 Completed 8 Reviews

Best trail I have ever been on in a (26 year) lifetime of national park trips and a decade of backpacking. The vistas from the ridgeline are the kind that make you drop your gear and just sit in silence for a while. Maybe not as much wildlife as other places (Elk herd - 2 miles away, mountain goat - 100 feet away) but the scenery is second to none.

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Quinault River - Pony Bridge Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I took my girlfriend here with some friends so that she could do her first overnight trip. It's an excellent place for people who are first timers to backpacking. It is easy and takes less than a couple hours to get to campsite. Awesome growth forest as well.