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Rain Forest Nature Trail

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Address: South Shore Road, Quinault, WA
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This was a short trail but had some nice rainforest sites. Unfortunately we were there during the drought of 2015, so I guess everything wasn't in its glory, but I can only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a short trail but had some nice rainforest sites. Unfortunately we were there during the drought of 2015, so I guess everything wasn't in its glory, but I can only imagine how luscious everything would have been had it been a typical rainy season!

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trailhead for this easy but outstanding 0.5 mile (0.8k) loop trail is from a large parking area, which has potable water and restrooms with flush toilets, on South Shore Road along Lake Quinault, 1.4 miles (2.3k) east of its junction with Hwy 101. Note that this area is under the jurisdiction of the US Forest Service and is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This was a highlight of our trip. It is a stunningly beautiful environment. The walk was easy and worth doing more than once.

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Redding, California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

So beautiful to walk in the rain forest after enduring the summer in Northern California. They may say that brown is the new green but no....there is nothing like green and lots of it in all shades and textures..from soft moss to spiky grasses and soft ferns. it is like stepping into the pages of a book about elves an... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Our guide took us around the Quinault Lodge property, then across the road to explore the wooded areas. She was excellent at finding and identifying mushrooms, slugs, various plants, all the trees, and more.

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Thank Mark M
Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We walked this trail around 11:00AM and only passed one other couple on the path. The fact that it was not crowded really added to the tranquility of the environment. The trail was clear and easy to navigate.

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Thank Monica D
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Lots of trails around. Various levels of difficulty. All good. Plenty to explore. Good exercise. Be prepared for rain.

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Thank Mark G
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just an easy & beautiful walk through the rainforest starting with a little cascade. The greens are so bright & vibrant with a great variety & large trees. Easy for all ages & dog friendly! Would definitely recommend stopping by the ranger station if in the area. They have great maps of all the trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This trail is much different than Hoh rainforest. There is a beautiful gorge running along side. We were there on a somewhat foggy, overcast day and it was still stunning.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

An educational trail, lovely loop trail, easy to walk and not crowded. The trail is dog friendly(on leash) and the did a great job of explaining the rainforest ecosystem.

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