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Tree Root Cave

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Really an interesting growth. Large roots partially covering entrance to a small cave of sorts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kurt L
Richland, Washington
A great study in root systems!

If you ever wondered what a tree’s root systems look like underground, this is the place to find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Merced, California
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“minute walk”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hwy 101, Accessible on the beach at Kalaloch campground, Forks, WA 98331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really an interesting growth. Large roots partially covering entrance to a small cave of sorts. Makes for great photo shoot. Definately want to check this one out. Easy access from the Kalaloch campground parking lot.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you ever wondered what a tree’s root systems look like underground, this is the place to find out! Park at the Kalaloch Campground right off Highway 101 just North of Kalaloch Lodge, walk to the beach, turn right at the bottom of the steps,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

This tree has been strung across this trench for years. Its affectionately known as the "Tree of Life"

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank fallcityfoodie
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Park in the parking lot at the Kalaloch campground, take a set of stairs down to the beach, and the tree is just a very short walk (to the right of where we used the stairs, I believe). It's a pretty beach, the tree was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank ALG1603
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

It’s referred to as the “Tree of Life”. I wouldn't have known about this Tree Root Cave except I were told about it by the staff at the Lodge. I happened onto at the Kalaloch Camp Ground by walking in the amazing beach. From that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This tree is just a short distance up the beach from Kalaloch and it is something to see. What this tree is living on is beyond me but you talk about a fighter. It is beautiful

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank letsdotravel
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I searched for other things to do while visiting Forks and La Push. So after hiking through the Hoh Rainforest, we just had to see this Tree of Life that continues to survive even though most of its roots are exposed to air, how can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank lifeisahighwayblog
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the sites I wanted to see on our trip. It was easy to get to, just park in the parking lot by the campgrounds, there was an extremely helpful park ranger working that told us to go down the steps and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank carolynm787
Reviewed July 29, 2018

A quick & easy walk from the campground. It’s worth a glance! Only a few hundred yards from the beach entrance.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Travelswithkid_1
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It's neat! You can stand under the tree's root system. And the walls are weeping. It's also pretty hard to find, and well used. Some guy climbed up into the roots while we were viewing it, which seemed disrespectful.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Sarah W
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March 29, 2019|
Response from Cali4niahiker |
Try the Kalaloch Lodge 157151 US Highway 101 Forks, WA. It’s 35 miles or so South of Forks. The tree is located on Kalaloch Beach, accessible from the Kalaloch Campground. Walk down the steps to the beach, turn right, and... More
September 16, 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
It's a short, narrow path down to the beach, but if someone with you has a problem walking, please don't take them with you. It wasn't an easy going path toward the bottom. Hope you get there - was a real highlight of our... More
June 26, 2017|
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Response from FancyThat73 | Reviewed this property |
The 'Big Cedar Tree' is different from the 'Root Tree' on the beach. To get to the Root Tree go to the Kalaloch Campgrounds Parking lot. (close to the lodge) From the lot there is a slightly steep trail to the beach continue... More