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nice little stroll but very out of the way, so I'd honestly probably never do it again, but if you're coming through just once, it's worth it.

Outstanding hike. Don't be fooled by the short distance and elevation change. The hike is much more difficult than advertised due to high elevation and high wind speeds. Total elevation gain was closer to 700'  Combined with return hike up hill in 40-50 MPH winds is tough! That said totally worth it! Fantastic views all around plus no crowds! To view the RMNP valley area you do need to go all the way to where the trail starts decent down (2 miles out)

Beautiful trail-did the last part of it around Lake Angeles the other day!

Not too bad of trail but if you come through the Panther Creek trail head, expect some brutal switchbacks to start. I also wouldn't choose this route if you have small children as some of the downhill switchbacks are tight and have steep drop offs.

Probably worth coming to just once. It's quite out-of-the-way. If you've hiked elsewhere in Washington you can easily find moss hanging from trees, so I'm not exactly sure what makes this particular trail so recognized for it.

Beautiful panoramic scene at the top

Busy with visitors on this sunny July day, easy walk. Signs say an hour, more like 20 min. Fun photo spots. A little dry/brown looking today!

backpacking
3 days ago

Just backpacked to Thunder Camp and day Hiked to Fourth of July Camp via Fourth of July Pass and McAllister Camp via Thunder Creek. We’re some bears in the area but trails are well kept

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!

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.

A beautiful ridge hike with lots of mountain meadow views as well as a really nice panorama of the mountains of the Olympic National Park.

Easy walk with a great rocky shoreline.

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.

Elevation gain is pretty much unrelenting however it seemed to be the steepest to start the hike. If you have ever wanted to hike a mile... up... here is a perfect chance to. Views from the top and steep meadow before are excellent.

on Cascade Pass Trail

backpacking
5 days ago

road closed 3 miles before trailhead, adds quite a bit of elevation gain to the hike. Other than that it was absolutely beautiful!

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

What the guy said below. The snowfields at the top still have some vertical gain so our poles were helpful but did it in hiking shoes.

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 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.

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!

rock climbing
13 days ago

Great with kids. Lots of rocks to climb.

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.

Nice walk, shame it wasn't longer.

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

Hiked on July 3, 2018. The trail gains elevation rapidly from the start and only lets up for small portions of the hike. Three separate snowfields are still present during the last third of the hike, but are easily passable with hiking boots. It might be worth bringing yaktraks as well.

As others have said, the hike is quite difficult but doable with a little motivation. The trail is actually ~10.4 miles roundtrip, as indicated at the trailhead. Someone should change the info above to reflect that. Start earlier in the day to leave yourself plenty of time. Views from the top are downright spectacular, and worth the long hike up.

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