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Situated on the Olympic Peninsula, this park ranges from Pacific shoreline with tide pools to temperate rainforests to Mount Olympus. The glaciated Olympic Mountains overlook the Hoh Rain Forest and Quinault Rain Forest, the wettest area of the continental United States.

hiking
8 hours ago

The trail is steep, correct rating may be moderate to hard. There is a lot of vegetation in the trail, brushing you as you pass. Also we encountered 20 fallen trees on the trail. We had a hazy day that let a lot of humidity in the air and in the forest. This translated into wet gear in the way to the top. Once on top, the wind pushed the clouds away and we had lunch in the sun and dried our clothes a bit. By the time we were ready to live, the sky cleared out and we had a great view of the valley underneath the observation deck. If it's sunny it is an enjoyable hike. If you want to cheat, there is a forest service road that can bring you to the top, without breaking a sweat.

hiking
15 hours ago

First part is flat and easy. Beautiful huge trees and wooded. Last 0.25 miles climbing staircase to the falls. Nice hike for something different.

hiking
15 hours ago

hiking
19 hours ago

hiking
21 hours ago

Went a bit farther down at the end to a hidden snow bank today. Awesome views

hiking
1 day ago

Very freakin hard but totally worth the effort! Beautiful views and would recommend it for experienced hikers!

hiking
1 day ago

Really nice hike with great views the entire time! Pretty busy trail, but worth it for such a good view of the mountains. Loved it!

hiking
2 days ago

We hiked up on the trail and back on the road. GPS said just over 7 miles. Trail up was a nice workout, and we only saw 2 other groups. We liked the "teaser" views through the trees as we hiked. Views at the top were really great, especially Mt Rainier although we could barely make it out with the haze. Nice quick hike!

This hike was beautiful, we did it as along day hike but would be great for backpacking which most others were doing.

hiking
3 days ago

Much harder than I expected. Be prepared for a very steep climb, but the views will make it all worth it. Even with a bit of smoke in the air from the fires I couldn't imagine better views. Chiming in with everyone else on here the hike is longer than it states above. We measured the length and for us it came out a little over 10 miles. Keep an eye out for mountain goats around the lake at the end. And last of all least go left after the first lake you see, not right.

hiking
3 days ago

So gorgeous! But this trail title/description is a bit confusing. After spending three marvelous hours on the beach and its tidepools, we returned to the car and traded our reef shoes for our hiking boots, ready for the trail described here. We looked for half an hour, but could not find the trailhead, and no one we asked had seen one either. Finally realized that the beach *itself* is the trail here. Weird - I don't consider beaches to be "trails". I've suggested that the title and description be edited, but for the benefit of others, there *is no trail* - just a wonderful beach well worth walking and exploring.

Tough hike from Sul Duc Falls to Deer Lake. Made the hike in late July. Pretty rugged trail. Uphill most of the way. Easy walk around Deer Lake with some nice views.

hiking
3 days ago