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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
18 hours ago

Started at 11:00AM and got the top at 1:00PM. Shedded a few layers on the way up and put them back on at the peak. A little cloudy but when the sun peaks through over Cresent Lake it was amazing. Definitely don't suggest continuing past the peak, we went farther and turned around after it got too dangerous to get to the top. The ropes we're fun and enjoyable part of the hike and I would highly recommend this hike for someone looking for a thrilling and awarding hike. Also you can stop by Marymere falls once you get back down or before you go up.

Nice loop thru the forest. Some big old growth trees and skirts the river for a little. I like the Hall of Moss trail at the visitor center slightly better but if you go there do them both !

This is a beautiful trail. So green. The maple grove draped in long moss is stunning. There are many old growth trees that are enormous. The creek area is gorgeous. Elk sometimes show in the area (I didn't see them). I'm shocked this doesn't have 5 stars.

Easy walk thru the forest to a waterfall.

Very nice trail. Amazing scenery. It took us about 9 hours. I suggest you carry GPS with you on this trail as there are quite a few "Y" shape trail splits and its not clear which trial is the main. Spotted 6 black bears within half mile distance from Heart lake.

hiking
2 days ago

Excellent trail, though it can get quite busy. Once at the falls, if you have some time you should also walk a little bit on Lovers' Lane trail for views from the opposite side of the river.

backpacking
2 days ago

Only completed a portion of this trail coming off the High Divide to spend the day down at the lake. The fairly steep climb down and back up was well worth the diversion from the initial plans.

Nice trail. View from top is nice.

hiking
3 days ago

We started this hike this morning 10/15/2017 at 10:00AM and got to the top around 11:40ish. It is all switchbacks and lots of elevation gain so it definitely made me sweat! It was tiring but definitely worth it. Trail was maintained well and easy to follow. The climbing parts are fun but definitely be careful! Use the ropes to guide you but don't put all your weight on it. Honestly, you can go up without the ropes but it does help going down. Once you get to an intersection of seeing a path to your right and rocks to your left (after the rope parts)...go to the left and climb a bit more and you're there! we got lucky and we were the only ones up there so took lots of pictures and even cooked MRE at the top. amazing lunch spot and the weather was great...clear skies and perfect hiking weather. I love this hike because you first got through the green moss forest which can give you a taste of Hoh rainforest. I brought my poles but don't really need it except to go downhill (non-climbing parts) but honestly didn't really need it. No snow or anything either. It was in perfect condition!

a beautiful walk,did the loop.
will definitely return