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6 days ago

Incredibly simple trail down to a beautiful waterfall. A bit crowded due to the ease, but would still highly recommend because the waterfall it’s an atypical one.

6 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 Ruby Beach

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing scenery right around the corner from the lodge. Hiked (I guess you could call it that since it’s pretty easy relative to 2nd or 3rd beach) once in the dark of night for some astrophotography shots and then again in the morning. Even though we had hazy weather the scenery was fantastic with great reflections off the beach.

on Rialto Beach Trail

hiking
6 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.

hiking
6 days ago

Added on after hiking Mt Storm King and it was a pretty lackluster waterfall compared to others in the area. Trail was crowded due to being an easier hike.

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.

This is a great trail to just take in views of the surrounding areas. Although there were definitely others when we went around mid morning on a Sunday, it didn’t really feel too crowded. You are definitely climbing a little but there is nothing too steep. The path is wide and even, which makes it easier. The views of the surrounding mountains and of the water are spectacular. You have many opportunities along the trail to see so many beautiful things. Would definitely do this again and definitely do it mid morning or earlier since it looked like it got cloudier as the day progressed.

loved it

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.

Nice easy trail. Loved the waterfall. Seeing it up close lets your really feel the magnitude of it.

Well maintained easy trail with some steep steps nearing the top of the waterfall, signs say no dogs allowed but the ranger seemed happy to look the other way when we walked by with our dog on leash.

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.

great easy hike.

Terrific views of majestic mountain ranges along most of the trail. Worth the 17-mile winding road up.

walking
30 days ago

This short little path was rather popular with the tourists on the day that I visited. But the nice view at the end was worth putting up with the crowds.

This hike was my first introduction to the Olympics - WOW! So much to see all the way to the falls. Easy to extend your hike by taking one of the three trails that start just past the falls, which are far less crowded.

Walked the first mile to Devil’s Punchbowl. Gorgeous when you get there and well worth the walk, but otherwise a lackluster hike on gravel.

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

This was my 2nd hike ever, loved the bridges and stone stairs. Absolutely gorgeous

Beautiful views from the beginning. I felt a little guilty I drove up the mountain to get to this trailhead at the top- I like
hiking the whole mountain for the payoff- but drive provided beautiful views. Saw deer and lots of sweeping vistas. Easy hike, lots of views.

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.

So gorgeous. Try to go on a sunny day to see just how crystal blue the water is!

Continue past the falls on the trail for little to no crowds and absolute serenity in the forest. That was my favorite part; this place is magical.

Worth the

insanely beautiful with wild orange mushrooms to one serine log cabin off off to the side of the trail. easy peasy

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

Unexpectedly sunny day in early October! Beautiful visibility and evidence of early snowfall made parts of the trail a little slick. Still well rated as moderate. We went along the ridge out to the peak and I would have liked to have my tracking poles. Views you would need to backpack a few days for in other mountain ranges!

A sweet little trail to a lovely waterfall. We walked this Sept 28th and it was not too crowded.

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