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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.

Great hike for the family! Beautiful scenery and kept all 4 of our kids (ages 2-13) engaged. The only reason I didn't mark as a 5 star is because there is only one unisex bathroom at the beginning of the walk, just before you cross the bridge, unless you venture into the campground. Seems kinda silly for how busy this place is :)

Trail was pretty well maintained, gorgeous views from the top! Our groups trackers definitely didn't match up with the "5.7 miles" we averaged about 7.7-8.2 miles depending on type of tracker. But overall a great hike for incline training with nice spots to rest along the way and at the top as needed. Watch out for bees nests! One had fallen in the middle of the trail on our way back down, bees were none too happy about that!

We began our hike at the Tubal Cane parking lot and hiked this trail until it met the trail to Mount Townsend. The first 2 miles are pretty exhausting, with the majority of that portion of the trail being a 35-40% grade. But the views from the ridgeline, once the trail levels off, are lovely.

Unfortunately, the clouds began to roll in not longer after the trail leveled off and by the time we got to the summit, they warded off any of the beautiful vistas to which we looked forward.

Maybe next time...

Good for kids. Took our 3 year old and 8 week old on this hike and there was plenty to keep the 3 yo entertained. It was the perfect distance with a suspension bridge at the turn around point. Busy trail but we didn't mind. If your looking for a kid friendly hike with excellent scenery this is for you.

1 day ago

Beautiful

Was grueling for an intro WA hike but the fiance and I made it! tough for us flat land Floridians ;) hot springs were very warm indeed.

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1 day ago

Harder than it looks