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hiking
1 hour ago

Extraordinary! Mother Nature put on a magnificent display with a sunny, blue-sky day mixed with ethereal fog that rolled past the beach for a time. Seeing the seastacks swathed in light fog was amazing! The beach is strewn with huge drift logs/trees that are a fun challenge to photo. I've trekked down many beach walks and this is one of my favorites, for sure!

hiking
1 hour ago

Great little hike to see a beautiful waterfall and play in the stream down below. A bonus: hike along the trails by Lake Crescent to catch some extraordinary views of that amazing mountain lake.

Pleasant, simple trail to get a taste of the Hoh Rain Forest. This trail is well traveled with many park visitors. Take the Hoh River Trail to go deeper into the park and experience more of the beauty of the area.

Very unique hike. Saw some elk munching on some tasty ferns. Yummy!

nature trips
11 hours ago

Nothing but the freshest of greens and the oldest of mosses. If you are craving isolation from the city then this is the right spot. The Hall of Mosses trails offers a short round-about through monstrous trees filled with lovely mosses and ferns all around. If you are keen to know more about this vast rainforest ecosystem, along the way there are small markers that explains the development of newly found shrubs and plant life - while also highlighting the death and decay of previous living trees and wildlife.

You will definitely enjoy the serene environment the Hall of Mosses has to offer - including the drive to the visiting center that is filled with tunnels of tall trees shrouding the visible light. The moment of silence is unforgettable. Aside from the cars coming in and out of the park, for the most part, the area itself is very peaceful. Just be sure to pack some water-resistant clothing just in case it starts to drizzle around the area.

It wasn’t what I expected. The pictures do not look the same as the trail. Normally photos can’t do the justice of the scenery, but this time it was vice versa. The walk it’s self was still beautiful, but the entrance fee was 30$, which you can go to any Olympic Park for 7 days. We had to, in order to purchase said ticket, wait about an hour. I personally think it was overpriced and not worth the cost. It was, like I said, beautiful, but did not lead up to the name. If I could give out of 5 stars it would be a 3.5/5.

Exceptionally beautiful and unique. This trail is very easy for all ages and offers a lot of sightseeing and reward. But because of its fame, it’s is unfortunately high trafficked. Lots of people are walking and talking about which for me, brought me out of the peaceful trail. Take plenty of bug spray as the wet climate is perfect mosquito breeding ground and they are borderline unbearable. But don’t let either of those two points take you away from doing this short little walk. The old growth moss is something unique and must be seen. We went in early July which is considered the dry season (although it was still pretty wet) but since it doesn’t rain as much, the plant life was not as green and vivid as it might be in the rainy season. All in all, if you are in Olympic, this is absolutely a must do.

Amazing hike with lots of wildlife and great panoramic views at the top.

A fun and quick little trail with plenty to see along the way. Starting at Lake Crescent, you pass through a small tunnel and into a mossy forest. It’s a straightforward walk to the falls with not much climbing at all. Perfect for all ages. We went in early July and the level of Mosquitos was border line unbearable. We found this was the case in most of the hikes we did so take bug spray! You will pass by a few bridges that cross over some creeks that are great for pictures. And finally once at the falls, make sure you climb up to the second platform for a better view. The falls themselves are not the greatest sight on earth but the trail makes it worth the easy venture.

Awesome hike with great views of the mountains and wildlife. Saw lots of deer, a bear family with mom and three cubs, a marmot. Can be windy and chilly when the sun is covered. Fairly easy hike.

Trail is closed July 11-18, July 25-August 1, August 8-15, August 22-29! Happy adventuring :)

We got to the parking lot at 5:30 and it took us about 1 hour 15 minutes round trip. Late afternoon was a good time to visit - not crowded and the setting sun creates some beautiful views along the trail.

You may want some bug spray. The mosquitoes were not bad but there were some flying about. A little citronella insurance policy might serve you well.

The falls are pretty and you can get quite close. The two foot bridges are picturesque, particularly the narrow one made from logs.

Easy walking until you get to the bridges, then there is a short climb to the falls. I would suggest going left on the loop and coming back down time same way. The lower falls view is superior to the upper view and the path is easier.

Definitely worth the time.

We were so lucky today! Got there later than we wanted but visibility was excellent! Great trail over all! Besides all the peaks, we also saw a bear down in valley, many deer close to trail and a screaming marmot! There is a slow down because of construction and trail is closed every other week.

Great for children!

Beautiful! High traffic on the weekends.

A most excellent hike today.

The trail is well maintained and there is a lot to see. Deer and marmots were sighted along the trail at a number of points.

There were times when the cloud cover was heavy but it was countered by some great vistas.

Suggestions:
1. Wear layers. The temperature can vary during the hike. It was 48°F when we started.
2. Watch for baby marmots - they pop up by their parents from time to time!
3. There's a lot of Flora to observe on the way, including wild sage - it smells great!

Enjoy!

Awful visibility today; maybe 30ft. The mountains and valley were 100% hidden from sight. Everything was completely veiled in fog, which is apparently very typical weather pattern for this time of year, or so I was told by a ranger.

Important to note: The trail is generally closed for repairs / renovation through early Aug but is open for a few days every other week. Be sure to check the website for the latest updates or have a backup hike in mind.

Trailhead parking is closed but you can park at Picnic Area B and walk an easy trail which runs parallel the last 1/4 mile of road. Trail conditions were fine other than the visibility issue.

beautiful quick hike, but VERY CROWDED.

Nice walk, shame it wasn't longer.

Beautiful, great for all ages, I would definitely go back

Easy hike with a small incline at the end.

Absolutely gorgeous! Trail is well maintained and very easy. It felt like a stroll.

Area around the trail is gorgeous, but we didn’t get to hike it on 7/2/18 because the trail was closed. Barely any signage notating the closure until the trailhead. There is also construction on the road leading to the visitors center/trailheads with up to 20-30 minute delays in both directions.

Be sure to check the print out of trail conditions in the front top floor of the visitors center, closest to the parking lot, as it’ll be closed for long spans of time intermittently throughout the summer as it undergoes required work.

Instead, we did the High Ridge Trail/Sunrise Point and part of the Klahhane Ridge trail, which were all gorgeous!

Gorgeous, unique and short!

Beautiful and super easy hike.

hiking
16 days ago

Went on a rainy day, so that might affect my review. There were some really cool rock formations but the rocks on the ground were kind of hard to navigate. Be sure to check the tide charts before you go.

Fantastic coastline!

Pretty and dramatic coast line great tide pools. Hole in the Wall was pretty cool, walking through is fun. Check the tide charts before going, if tide is in you can't walk through the hole, also the walk up top of the beach on loose rocks is a little harder than the hard sand below.

A very easy walk. I suggest walking at a slow pace and taking everything in. It will be over before you know it.

It was cloudy today so we couldn’t really see any of the mountains. It was still a nice hike, but you should absolutely go on a clear day or I’d recommend one of the other hikes in the area. I think there’s a webcam you can check of the conditions up there. We did see tons of wildlife - deer all over the trail, a few marmots, and a black bear.

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