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Hoh Rain Forest

18118 Upper Hoh Road, Olympic National Park, WA
360-374-6522
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
Description: The Olympic Coast national park.
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Those were my 4-year old daughter's exact words when we entered the park. A beautiful place with a fairy-tale like ambiance. As a person living in Chicago land I never really knew how wonderful Northwest was until we took a road trip out there in August of 2013. You can see a lot of billboards along I-90 advertising Michigan, Wyoming... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Everything. Green. Ok, for husband's sake, I'll say it is a white balance nightmare. That's for all you photographers. Now for us regular folks, it is a tale of two trails (because I'm not commenting on the Hoh River Trail). The Spruce Trail is a slightly longer, easy walk through majestic cedar, spruce and pine, through forest in different stages... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Hoh Rain Forest is beautiful and majestic with lovely hikes. If you have never been to a rain forest with its unique ecosystem, I would highly recommend going. However, if you have, I am not sure I would make the drive out to Hoh Rain Forest with a limited time frame. We only had 3 days to visit Olympic National... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Hoh Rainforest is simply magical! A gorgeous green eden. Giant old growth trees covered in moss, huge ferns, nurse logs, and a babbling stream so clear it seems unreal. Moss grows on anything that sits still long enough here (the phone booth for example) and it is the constant rain (it will rain on you but just a light rain)... More

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Tucson AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This .8 mile trail is on fairly even ground. Take your time to enjoy the 550 year old trees. Don't miss the maple grove. Captured nature in action. Nothing to dislike. The late evening light provided us much needed time to continue our adventure

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Vienna, VA
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33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Long drive to get there and, frankly, not that interesting compared to other things going on in the Olympic Peninsula. Glad we went to see this unique ecosystem, but it did not rate very highly otherwise.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Hoh Rain Forest has all the beauty and majesty of any rainforest and we loved the hike. Trees (and the phone booth at the near-by Visitor Center) dripping with moss, nurse logs, banana slugs, birdsong -- everything I personally want on a hike. The trail is flat and easy and affords many perfect photo opps. We did not see wildlife,... More

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited just before leaving the Olympic National Park so didn't have a lot of time. It was nice to be able to see so much even though we only did the 10 minute mini hike. There are several options for hikes with varying lengths and degree of difficulty. The mini hike is suitable for everyone including my soon to... More

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great park, the whole scenery is tall trees covered with sheets of mosses. It is amazing, nothing like it really. The hall of mosses is a good and short hike around 1 mile. It will give you good overview of the park's biodiversity. The drive to the park from highway 101 hugs the Hoh river, good fishing spots, nice trails... More

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Seattle
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Hoh is full of easy walks that let you explore this unique place in the Northwest. I've seen elk and moose off the trail as well as deer in the distance. And of course, the trees and moss are like no where else. Perfect for kids of all ages.

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