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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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Encinitas, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Southern Outerbanks of NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It is not actually in the park. It really sucks when compared with lake Crescent, Hoh, Hurricane Ridge and most everywhere else we went in Olympic.

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Covington, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What a beautiful place! Huge trees, rolling stream, and beautiful greenery surrounds you as you walk through this short hike. Only .5 mile but some of it is elevated so pace yourself. This place is majestic and makes you feel so small...incredible.

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Aberdeen, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I live an hour away from the Quinault Rain Forest and I go there often. The 15 feet of annual rain keeps the air fresh, and the forest green. Some of us locals are use to seeing the long strands of moss hanging from trees but for tourist this is pure eye candy and a real treat. I prefer to... More

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McLean, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had previously visited the Hoh Rain Forest and were very pleasantly surprised to discover the Quinault Rain Forest during our stay at the park's Quinault Lodge. There is an interesting loop drive which we picked up near the Lodge, plus we enjoyed the well-maintained forest trails we encountered in the Rain Forest area.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A hot meadow. Underbrush, as in bushes taking over. Stream seems low. What this rain forest needs is some rain. Lake is lovely but not worth the drive and the Lodge is in need of tlc.

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