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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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A scenic river.

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Nice Glacier-fed River

The Hoh River originates from the Hoh Glacier on the slopes of Mount Olympus and flows about 56 miles (90k) to the west and empties into the Pacific Ocean a little north of Ruby... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hoh River originates from the Hoh Glacier on the slopes of Mount Olympus and flows about 56 miles (90k) to the west and empties into the Pacific Ocean a little north of Ruby Beach. While it is popular for fishing during the fall salmon run and it is possible to hike the Hoh River Trail about 18 miles (29k),... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This cold river is so clean and clear that you ,ay have to pull your own reins back from diving in! Its spectacular!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Salmon fishing second week of October. Unbelievable. Kings and Cohos everywhere. Also fished river nearby, the Sol Duc. Same outcome. Will be going back next year. If you go, find an experienced guide. Made all the difference in the world.

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Thank mgard11
Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Highway 101 crosses the Hoh some distance inland. There is a gravel road on the north side that leads to "Oil City" which is just a trailhead for the wonderful south coast wilderness hike. From there you can walk a bit and get to where the river dumps into the sea - at high tide this can be challenging. You... More 

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Poulsbo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were just off the road, and thrilled to be watching a herd of elk (mostly moms and young) across the river. Then, we heard some noise behind us, and assumed it was more people; but it was a large bull with an impressive rack. We stood still and he just looked at us for a minute or two before... More 

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Thank Nancy K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We stopped along the river during our hike in the Hoh Rain Forest. It was great to sit down and put our feet in the water. Was also a fun spot for skipping rocks and such. The scenery is beautiful as well, and its interesting how much different it looks from the Rain Forest a short distance away.

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Thank Brendan C
Indian Wells, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Hoh River Visitor Center is in a special place. We arrived later in the day and had a striking experience. Three black tail deer met us on the House of Moses trail. They were so comfortable, we had to back up to maintain a safe distance. Leaving the park, we saw a full sized Elk on the road down... More 

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Thank JeffereWest
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a gorgeous region of our planet and should not be missed. I read a book, "The Other" by David Guterson that mainly took place here. It was so good to visit this special place after reading this excellent book. The trees are so huge and this world is so green and lush.

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Thank 46749
Midland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I believe I have a picture of this river!! The rivers with the huge trees made you just want to sit and ponder life!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Whether you are visiting the Olympic National Park as a tourist or as a fisherman, the Hoh River is a good stop on your visit. Big, brawling and relatively untouched - enjoy the bald eagles that cruise the river and when it's steelhead or salmon run time, this is the place to be.

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