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“Easy Hike Through Lush, Green Landscape”

Quinault Rain Forest
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Owner description: The Olympic Coast national park.
Reviewed September 26, 2017

We stopped at the Quinault Ranger Station before venturing out and it was well worth the effort. The rangers provided maps to dog-friendly trails, gave us lots of tips about what we might see, and showed us a pet-friendly trail along the lake that also included nice views of the beautiful old lodge.
There are several pet-friendly loop trails that start just across the street from the ranger station and are easy to moderate in length and altitude gain. The park was almost empty, even though we visited on the day after Labor Day and had expected to encounter many others seeking out Nature.
There was some smoke in the air from Canadian wildfires, but steady breezes soon cleared out the forest and views of the lake.

1  Thank Ernie S
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

This part of the park is a little of a drive through tall trees and a winding road. View of the river and forest but not a lot of developed trails. You will see the oldest living Spruce here. The trail is easy to access and wheelchair friendly. The tree is huge and a 1000 years old.

Thank cheryle h
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We hiked the loop on a rainy weekday. The trail was impeccably maintained and we didn't see very many other hikers, possibly because of the rain. Comparing this hike to Hoh Hall of Mosses, this hike was longer and a bit more challenging, and the forest was a bit more dense to walk through, but it was a lot quieter and less crowded than Hoh. Hoh is a bit more primeval feeling and less claustrophobic than Quinault. If you were short on time and could only pick one I'd say do Hoh and swing by Sol Duc Falls with the time you save. But if you're looking for a longer, quiet trek in the dense rainforest, Quinault is your best bet.

3  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Wish we had had more time to do more trails! Did the short hike at the front of the park and the one to the Sitka Spruce. It's a fun photo op! Beautiful lake. If we camped, I would definitely want to camp here!

Thank travelpatty22
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Make sure to stop and do the nature trail. It is beautiful and well worth the short hike. Lots of "world's largest tree" - we only stopped at the Spruce and it was interesting to see. The drive around the lake is, but be prepared as it is not all paved. There are couple of nice waterfalls along the way - make sure to stop and take a look.

Thank Natalia6363
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