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Rain Forest Nature Trail

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Beautiful walk into prehistoric rainforest -- steps from the road!

The rain forest trail is one of several things on the Lake Quinault loop drive. As you exit on South Shore, it's an easy stop off to the right. This is a really nice short... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Heather H
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The rain forest trail is one of several things on the Lake Quinault loop drive. As you exit on South Shore, it's an easy stop off to the right. This is a really nice short walk into some deep green and lush rainforest areas. There is a lovely view of Wallaby Creek and the waterfall there. And the continuous looks... More 

1 Thank Heather H
Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This trail is about half mile long and can be enjoyable for almost anyone who loves the out doors and walking among tall green trees. Children and seniors would enjoy this hike. This is a great place that displays the local environmental culture of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were able to take this walk after our bus tour of the rain forest - with a 80 year old member of our party. he did great - short enough to be able to accomplish an inside look at the wonders of this spectacular land.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I drove a long way to get to the rain forest and do the nature trail. It was so very worth the trip! Maps of the area were great and it was fun and easy to explore. I was able to have my first elk buck sighting, which was thrilling. I'll always remember this day and this experience.

2 Thank DoloresJacoby
West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

An easy relaxing walk, very beautiful and green. To see the thicker rain forest also drive along the river and take the hike near the river bridge.

Thank Donald L
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was our first walk on the Olympic Peninsula and it was a great introduction. Long enough to stretch our legs and not too long.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Gorgeous, amazing views of the rain forest with only minimal uphill walking. Very peaceful and quiet. Parking lot asks for $5 payment in an envelope--on the honor system. Free if you plan to spend less than 10 minutes. Yeah, right!

Thank KSponz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If this is the trail we took, it was a bit longer than we expected and uphill, but doable. I wanted to see a waterfall and it was delightful, but not very big. Part of the trail goes thru a darker area of a lot of mossy trees that was a bit eerie. It's just fun to see what creature... More 

Thank Sandmolake
Virgin, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A visit to Lake Quinault isn't complete without taking this hike. Round trip of 3 miles, this trail takes you through some of the natio'ns most beautiful temperate rain forest vistas. The grand old trees, ferns and the mosses are abundant- sort of makes it look like dinosaurs would pop up at any time. Not too strenuous, but take water.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time hiking in the forest. I saw lots of slugs 😖. Pretty, huge trees, moss etc. My 5 yr old really loved seeing different critters and the hike. Before heading into the forest we went to the giant spruce tree. We were little cautious as the week before there was a cougar sighting. It was very... More 

Thank Iris M

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