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Tree Root Cave

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This was one of the sites I wanted to see on our trip. It was easy to get to, just park in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn M
East Wenatchee, Washington
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Defies all laws, yet it’s thriving!

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yakima, Washington
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“short hike”(3 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Travelswithkid_1
Reviewed 10 July 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.

2  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We had seen photos and read about the tree online. So we decided next time in Olympic we'd stop and see it. It really is so beautiful and stunning, worth stopping off for. Nature is amazing!

2  Thank Jade M
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Stayed at Kalaloch Lodge for a few days and explored Quinault Rain Forest and several beaches. This tree, which is also called Will to Live was a short walk up the beach from the Lodge. Definitely worth visiting. It is amazing how this tree continues...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 23 June 2018

An easy drive, park, walk you can get to the Cave Tree or Tree of Life quite easily. Note that there are steps, and you may have to climb over some of the driftwood stacks to stand beneath. It all makes for a rather cool...More

1  Thank TripTipDad
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We were awe struck at the Tree Of Life. Like us humans, you can see the lengths this tree has gone through to survive. I am a cancer survivor and this tree meant So much to me. I hope everyone can connect to such a...More

1  Thank Jean S
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Be sure to access this from the Kalaloch camp grounds, rather than the Kalaloch Lodge. If you hike up from the Lodge you will have to cross over the creek. Coming from the camp grounds, the tree is just to the left when you get...More

2  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This was so incredibly easy to find and definitely worth it! It has a cute driftwood staircase down to the beach (the last step was a bit of a big one for me as I am only 5' tall), but the tree is on the...More

Thank Tricia K
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We were heading south after visiting Ruby Beach and stopped here to see the cave. Turn off Hwy 101 into the Kalaloch Campground and head for the far side of the parking lot. Here you'll find a small path that leads down to the sandy...More

1  Thank Paul M
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17 September 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
Sara D
27 June 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