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Quinault Big Cedar

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Hey its a tree

It is a very big tree ... over 1000 years old ... a easy hike from the road to get to it. You can... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
Yorktown, Virginia
Worth checking out.

It was a beautiful and easy hick to see this tree. It is not very well identified so we did walk... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Laramie, Wyoming
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North Shore Road, 2 Miles From 101, Across Street From Lake Quinault Resort, Quinault, WA 98575
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

It was a beautiful and easy hick to see this tree. It is not very well identified so we did walk past the huge tree thinking there might be an even bigger tree down the trail, but at the end we just came back to...More

Thank dsalmons2
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to trip advisor review, we stopped looking for a marked trailhead and my intrepid husband found the unmarked trail - it is well worth the visit if you like rugged beauty. The path appears to have suffered the domino effect of the big wind...More

Thank Flyer730925
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The big cedar was very cool! It is worth the short walk to see it. I would not have been surprised if a troll or hobbit had popped out!

2  Thank Miranda P
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The trees in all of the Olympic National Forest just blew my mind. Coming from Florida which has no trees anything like this just awed us. Just sitting and looking at the trees and the beautiful nature all around is so nice. The air is...More

1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Don't bother looking for this, the tree fell down and now the trail is closed and not considered safe. Some handouts still have it but the attraction is gone

Thank RamblingBadger
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

The Cedars are nearby . It is only 1/4 mile from the road, and a short walk from the parking lot. A nice break from driving

Thank Didi33133
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

There are three ancient cedars in the area. The one we visited was off Highway 101 with a short loop drive. The one near the Quinalt rainforest has fallen and the trail is closed according to postings at the ranger station. There's a third near...More

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We wanted to see this tree and drove to see it. At the Ranger station was a sign that the tree had fallen down in a high wind last year and the trail was closed. Park brochure's still list it as a attraction.

Thank Tom P
Reviewed July 4, 2017

It is a very big tree ... over 1000 years old ... a easy hike from the road to get to it. You can say you have seen the largest cedar!

Thank Kjbb147
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

By this point in our vacation, we were no longer up for long trails so it was refreshing that this trail was not very long and the trail was easy. We discovered later that there was an even easier way to get there. We had...More

Thank JefCin
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