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2 days ago

Did this first thing in the morning so it was very quiet and secluded. Informative signage explaining how the rain forest worked and why it was there.

on Rialto Beach Trail

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2 days ago

Beautiful but surprisingly more difficult than expected due to being on sand and pebbles. Crowded but understandably so due to the views and starting right on the beach.

This is a wonderful hike up around the big trees and river with some waterfalls. We really enjoyed a hike that was a little less vertical and a slower pace to look at cool mushrooms and very green moss and ferns. The loop down by the lake had water over it and we had to wade through it. so I say take the road back to the lodge.

I don’t know what on Earth would possess someone to rate this trail at anything less than 5 stars. It was the most wondrous place my wife and I have ever been. I’ve been to Zion, Acadia, Mt. Hood, etc. For my taste, this is the best there is.

Nice easy stroll. Beautiful scenery. We were short on time as it was getting dark but you could easily make this trail longer by following other trails or connecting.

Perfect beginners hike (I’m soooo out of shape and it was just enough to get my heart rate up), good for all age groups, GORGEOUS views and deliciously mystical in the rain. If you’re lucky (like we were) you might even see a herd of Roosevelt Elk on your drive in.

pretty much a walk in nature. beautiful trees that drape down and lots of ferns.

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27 days ago

wonderful walk. caught 2 deers eating leaves, and cute little birds flapping around. (some ate seeds out of my hand..not sure if allowed...they didnt mind)

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29 days ago

A well-maintained trail with a nice view of Lake Quinault.

Excellent option when the Hoh was closed down. Still get a good flavor of rainforest on a very easy trek. Dog friendly, on leash of course.

We went with our 5 and 7 year olds in the pouring rain. It was a great length and experience.

Awesome hike! Hit it at mid tide and was able to pass through. Perfect ending to an epic weekend at ONP! Oh and read about the hike before you go. There is a little stream to cross and many were angry as they were not prepared to get their feet wet.

on Rialto Beach Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Interesting beach due to the trees there - both those fallen on the beach and those standing. We didn’t go as far as the hole in the rock, but enjoyed our walk (can’t really call what we did a hike). Just a really intriguing beach. Also, a good local tip we got was for a restaurant nearby in La Push called The River’s Edge. It is right on the sea and had the BEST calm chowder of my life.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty hike. Interactive info panels along the way which were interesting. Id skip the hime along the lake...a bit dull.

Came here on 09/10 in the afternoon. Lots of people in the parking lot but once on the trail we didn’t run into people too often. Hoh Rainforest was closed (I was devastated) so we came here needing to see some sort of rainforest. I guess I just don’t know what I’m missing but this short hike was amazing. There are giant old growth trees everywhere and the rainforest climate is just fascinating. You actually can feel how everything is just living and breathing. We started to do the larger loop but it sort of left what we were loving about the hike ( turned into just a regular flat trail with not a lot of character) so we turned back and finished the small loop instead.

Beautiful part of a bigger loop. Lush rainforest is magical to behold.

So beautiful... tons of hikes and camping. This is a must see!!!

hiking
2 months ago

We went 2 days in a row and were unable to cross the river to hike to the hole in the wall. The water was slower the second day and we may have crossed through if we had brought sandals, but it's a wide crossing and we decided to skip it rather than go barefoot.

THIS IS CLOSED - NOT ACCESSIBLE AS OF SEPTEMBER 11. The road to the trailhead is closed until October 5 apparently - the road closes about 5 miles from the trailhead (I recommend driving the open part anyway, as it’s beautiful), so maybe you’d be able to walk if you were super keen... but I wasn’t that keen hahaha

One of the prettiest beaches in the state.

Hiked on 9/27/2018

Lovely stroll on the beach. Do yourself a favor and plan to hike/walk this trail on a low tide during the afternoon. If you do this you'll have a pleasant fine pebble beach to walk on and plenty to see if the fog burns off.

This beautiful, easy trail was a great introduction for my family to the Olympics. We visited in late July and found a dry trail with lush green rain forest in every direction.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice, scenic Trail. It is within the Olympic national Park so you will need to pay to get in (Unless you’re military then you can get in for free). I asked park ranger if there is one place she could go in the park if she only had an hour and she told me this on, the Spruce Trail. Great recommendation and they’re very great trail. I did it with my son and he loved it as well. They said how clean the water was after being filtered so much through the land, so me and my boy drank from the stream. It was the first time he’s ever done it so he was excited.

Great easy trail as a warm up and to learn about all the local nature via posted signs.

This is the perfect micro hike. There’s a little elevation, a little water, massively adorned trees and moss all around!

8/19/18
Hike it early or late in the day if you want more serenity but I feel it’s a must do if you’re nearby. The trees and moss are just incredible, if you do it right you’ll be moved by the aura of this place. Take your time.

Great hike. It was not easy to walk because there where al lot of loose stones on the beach. But its worth it.

Very enjoyable walk along the beach. Lots of cool big driftwood up on the beach. Some nice tidepools right before and right after hole-in-the-wall. Lots of mussels, snails and starfish in the tidepools. The day we went it rained off and on but was still very enjoyable. There were lots of campers there. Beware of small pockets of "quicksand" both me and my wife stepped in some and went up past our ankles, got socks wet. Make sure to go at low tide, check tide charts online.

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