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So fun

Great little trail to take kids! There are 2 different trails, one is shorter. It rained slightly... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Mokelumne Hill, California
Nice walk

There are several trails of different length and difficulty level, We took a short one that led us... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Great little trail to take kids! There are 2 different trails, one is shorter. It rained slightly the day we went but it was still so fun!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Proverbs3v5
Reviewed November 11, 2018

There are several trails of different length and difficulty level, We took a short one that led us through waterfall, took about half hour to complete. The trail goes through rainforest, with beautiful plants along the way.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Went hiking in October, light drizzle, not too many people on the trail and it was FABULOUS. Great!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kathleen J
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

One has to walk the Quinault Rain Forest Loop Trail to experience the strong sense of Otherworldliness Where Life Finds a Way to Thrive. The tall, massive conifers and lush mosses resembling green versions of horse manes drape tree branches give the impression that this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BruceWGSO
Reviewed October 7, 2018

You can take several routes/circles here. Contrary to what at least one guidebook refers to as the 'trail of the giants' there is no such hike with that name here. I suspect the author just made that up as his own name (rangers had no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Utah801ski
Reviewed October 6, 2018

A great easy really short nature hike/walk that everyone should take time to go on. A nice area along the creek and lots of giant trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joedvet
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Informative and fun, great opportunity to get a close up of the beauty of nature in the Olympic National Park.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DevDani
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through this trail. It is a great example of a temperate rain forest. Beware that you need to pay for parking here unless you have your National Park pass. Display it on your dash. They want you to pay, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lindamD8681LQ
Reviewed September 25, 2018

It's a quick hike. An easy loop trail, but absolutely beautiful. I'd take boots rather than tennis shoes given the amount of water on the ground, and mud. It's free, you don't need a map, but take your time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mishywishy2016
Reviewed September 24, 2018

In many National Parks there are nature trails with descriptive signs along the trail. Usually these nature trails are rather simple and not overly substantive. Well, not this one. The Rain Forest Nature Trail begins with a platform around a huge tree demonstrating how big...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from MikeB1952 | Reviewed this property |
This is a hard one. We had been to the Hoh Rainforest a number of years ago and planned to go back on our trip last fall (2018). Unfortunately, the day we had planned to visit, the Park Service had begun road construction in... More
July 28, 2017|
Response from RSTC311 | Reviewed this property |
We only saw a herd of elk over there; not much other than that. We didn't see any bear nor did we hear anything about bear over there. It was nice and peaceful while we were there. I hope this help and enjoy your trip.