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Quinault Rain Forest

Olympic National Park, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
Description: The Olympic Coast national park.
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Victoria, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Go all the way to the end of the road and you'll find a lovely open campsite. From there you'll find the trailhead that takes you into the interior. The trails are well maintained and moderately difficult due to the ups and downs. If you're really ambitious you might like to know that it's only a week's hike to Hurricane... More

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Rochester, New York
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10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed on Quinalt Lake as part of our larger trip around the outside of Olympic National Park. The trails are very quiet and there is some lovely old growth forest with exceptional VBTs (Very Big Trees) as you drive back behind the lake on the east end, and hike up along the river. Quinalt lake was closed to swimming... More

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We didn't get to see much of the Quinault Rain Forest but liked what we saw. Got a bit confused about fees and jurisdictions though; parts of Olympic National Park charge a fee (like the Hoh Rainforest) but Quinault does not. Also there is the Colonel Bob Wilderness and Olympic National Forest and some other jurisdictions all right there and... More

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Spanaway
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A beautiful walk through the woods with lots of spots for photos. Although don't forget the bug spray because the misquotes will eat you alive. And make sure you have plenty of water and food others wise you will get hungry and thristy and it is a long hike but very picturesque. But some of the bridges are under construction... More

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mississippi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I guess there is more hikes you can take thru here. We just did the short loop and it was pretty. I guess I was expecting like a jungle from the Hoh and the Quinault Rainforests. They were lovely. But, they reminded us mostly of parts of MS where we are from-except when you got near the parts that were... More

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Encinitas, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Quinault differed from the Hoh Rainforest in that I found it more of a drive around the lake instead of hiking into the forest.

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California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We visited the Hoh forest before we went to Quinault. Without a doubt Quinault is better - we had consensus among all of our family members. The moss-covered trees are more tightly together (allowing for viewing on a tight schedule). There is more variety of tree patterns as well. Maple Glade trail from the Quinault visitor center (on north side... More

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Moses Lake, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My parents were visiting and we wanted them to get to experience the rain forest. Since it took about 2 hours to get to Quinault, we never made it up to Hoh, so I can't compare it with that. What we saw and did, I was basically pleased with. First off, we stopped at the Quinault Big Cedar Trail. The... More

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SoCal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We didn't stay very long but the Hoh Rain Forest was much more interesting and much more like I pictured rain forests. This seemed much more like a regular forest with extra moss. It is pretty though so if in the area, you may as well stop.

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Greenbank, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Oh! The blue, blue blue hydrangeas that met us when we entered the Quinault area. Then the waterfalls, Then the lessons in the fishery there. And the non-stop good information our lovely tour guide gave up. A superb 3 ½ hr tour. Worth every penny.

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