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Quinault Rain Forest

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Description: The Olympic Coast national park.

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Beautiful Forest

Beautiful area, even in this exceptionally dry summer. Lots of plant species, diverse large trees, small, but pretty waterfalls. We preferred the hikes here to those at the Hoh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Poulsbo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area, even in this exceptionally dry summer. Lots of plant species, diverse large trees, small, but pretty waterfalls. We preferred the hikes here to those at the Hoh Rainforest.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Limited on time (one were trying to do all of Olympic National Park in one day... oops!), we wanted to see the Quinault Rain Forest but didn't feel we could do a long hike. Enter the Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail. This was a very easy hike, and completely suitable for children or elderly folks who might not be able... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Traveled the Olympic Park loop and this was one the highlights. Lovely walk and picnic by the river. I only wish we had a longer time to stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great options for day hiking or overnight hikes. We hiked five miles round trip to pony bridge and received our first taste of hiking in a rain forest. It was beautiful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went to the ranger station on the North Spur road - there is a short half mile trail. There was nothing there that we had not already seen at Hoh Rain Forest. We also went looking for the Irely Lake trail. The trailhead was several (over 5 under 15) miles from the ranger station, most of it on gravel... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Don't drive a long way to see this rain forest. Not worth it. Some parts were even brown. Wait for rain

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great hikes. You feel like there are hidden treasures everywhere. Short and long hikes available to all level hikers.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our time in the forest. There is a short hiking trail and it is worth stopping to take. There is a fee for this ($5) but well worth it. We went at about 10am and were the only ones there. It has been very dry in the west, so it wasn't as wet as other rain forests... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

How rainforest is a wonderful place, but attracts a lot of people. There are people here too, but the overall atmosphere here is quiet and contemplative, as if you are in another world entirely. Unlike Hoh, there is no fee for this area. Just over an hour south of Forks, and a half-hour east-southeast of Queets, you find Lake Quinault.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I wasn't aware half the loop is gravel, but we went in summer on a dry day so it was no problem. The rivers were really low but we still enjoyed the drive. We were the only people who went to see the tree so it was nice to take our time with photos on the cute pathway and bridge.

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