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Address: South Shore Road, Quinault, WA

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Beautiful little hike!

This was my first experience of a temperate rain forest and I absolutely loved it. If you are staying at the Lake Quinault Lodge, or just passing through, I highly recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was my first experience of a temperate rain forest and I absolutely loved it. If you are staying at the Lake Quinault Lodge, or just passing through, I highly recommend stopping by and taking a walk around. You really feel like you're in the middle of a sci fi movie. Quick easy hike with great scenery

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

World's largest fir tree,lush temperate rain forest streams and lakes.Lots of wildlife including elk, black bear and blacktail deer not to mention the numerous bird species and small game. Rivers have trout steelhead and salmon,local guides are available and excellent. I have fished with them several times and always cuaght lots of fish.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Short trail with many huge old growth trees and other nearby trails. Also nearby one can rent a kayak or take a guided tour where you will likely see elk, bald eagles and other wildlife

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I spent some time walking around the trails and taking pictures. It was amazing to see how beautiful the forest was.

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Northbrook, IL
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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

These trails are well-thought through . . . and well maintained. With just a minimum hiking effort, you loop through varied rainforest terrain. Expect to see ancient tree giants, waterfalls, mossy limbs, wildflowers, ferns of all shapes and sizes . . . and deer or elk if you're lucky. Each is clearly marked . . . you won't get lost... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Nice trail Not too challenging I hung out in the cafe and lodge while my family continued on another trail It was a lovely inn and very picturesque.

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Midwest
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great moderate hiking. I've been to Hoh Rainforest before and was told that unless you're going to be near it, there are just as good alternative that get's less fanfare for no good reason. I think both are great and recommend you base your decision on convenience/location to where you'll be.

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A short easy hike for families with children. Nearly flat trail with view of a "mini" waterfall. Interpretive trail made for an interesting hike!

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Colorado
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I'm from the desert so this hike fascinated me. It is a very well maintained series of trails that take you through the rain forest, near falls, with stops at Quinault Lodge (perfect for lunch). It definitely has an ascent to it but no scrambling, etc. There was some walking through shallow streams but did not come over the top... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This trail across from the U.S. Forest Service called the Quinault Loop trail will be a wake up call to your senses. Short, easy and wonderful.

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