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Quinault Rain Forest
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Owner description: The Olympic Coast national park.
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Quinault Rain Forest is such an enchanting place to visit. The vine maples draped in curtains of moss, the tall Fir trees and old cedars. The smell is one I find so comforting, its so deep and earthy. A drive around Lake Quinault should take hours if you really want to get the full effect this forest can have on you. But drive slowly! You may see herds of elk wandering up the river bar, or a bear or cougar crossing the road in front of you. There are also a number of waterfalls to capture on film as you travel this wonderland. This is a place of such beauty, it will definitely be a memory you will treasure. There are plenty of trails of different degrees in difficulty for day hikes or longer hikes if you prefer. Take a raincoat though, it is not called a Rain Forest for nothing. You can tell the locals from the tourists because the locals don't use an umbrella. They say people from the Lake don't tan, they rust.

1  Thank ShariBigalk
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Did the drive on the north shore and south shore roads, saw a lot of wildlife including a Cougar which is very unusual. Enjoyed the hikes that was availbe to go on.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Really informative and friendly ranger station. Well marked trails and another place to sit in the tranquil beauty of a natural forest.

Thank Terry H
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place with dog friendly nature trails, lots of waterfalls, cozy Mountain town and lovely lake drive.

Thank 19CJB55
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Reviewed 26 September 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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