Explore the most popular Kid Friendly trails in Olympic National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Started out as a great hike but we turned around after a mama bear and her 2 cubs decided to hang out on the trail

hiking
bridge out
2 days ago

Beautiful tall trees! Lots of parking and easy trail and Water Falls at the end. We took our 2.5 year old twins boys! Little bridges to go over and with puddles or a creek running under it. Nice and peaceful

Easy hike, very lush with lots of ferns and mosses. Very little elevation gain. Worth doing as part of the loop drive around the lake.

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail very easy hike. I recommend crossing the fence and going down to the falls. Can get to the top just right of the bench very steep but worth it.

hiking
5 days ago

Loved it!!! We made it Elk Lake and if you veer off the trail about 40-50 feet in toward the lake; the view is magnificent. The greenery and overgrowth of the plants/trees before ascending to Elk Lake/Blue Glacier (around mile 12) is something out of this world. I would say the first 12 miles or so is welcoming to all ages/levels. Highly recommend.

I prefer this falls to Marymere falls AND is a stroll vs hike.

Very easy mostly shaded trail! There are some stairs, so make sure you are prepared for that!

on Staircase Rapids Loop

hiking
8 days ago

Great easy hike! My 6 year old and 2 year old completed this no problem! Pretty views along the way of the river. We even saw a herd of elk only a couple yards off of the trail.

walking
no shade
8 days ago

This is my favorite walk in Klaloch! Enjoy a mildly downward sloping (paved) trail through lavish bushes on your way toward the most beautiful view of the ocean. If you are lucky to watch the sunset at Ruby Beach, you will start to believe that magical places still exist.

Fun walk with informative plaques throughout the trail. It is $30 to get in the park though

Quick nice trail to see the moss- it had quite a few people on it, but not too many to make it unenjoyable!

Hike was decent but the best part is the Devil’s Punchbowl! Go left on the trail instead of through the tunnel and you can jump of the bridge and swim in crystal clear water! Even though it was very cold we had a blast and stayed just at that part for almost an hour!

Pretty hike. Nice falls. Good as a quick, easy outing.

walking
9 days ago

It is a beautiful trail and nice area to spend time in. For me, it was way too crowded today. The trail narrows in some points causing you to feel like you are all bunched up with people right in front and right behind you. The viewing area to see the falls isn't super big either so it felt a little like a human assembly line where I wait for my turn to see, look and then move for the next person. I will plan my next trip here in the winter because it truly is a beautiful place!

hiking
10 days ago

This was a great day hike, you can go as far as you like depending on your time & stamina, but I highly recommend going at least 2.5 miles in to get the best views. Also when you get to the train tunnel, opt to go around to the left on the trail, instead of through, you get AMAZING views!

Easy and beautiful

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful trail! Gorgeous views and driftwood abounding.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautifully maintained trail! Gorgeous view of the grey-blue glacial waters of the Hoh River. We decided to trek to 5 mile island only and forgo the glaciers this run. Saw a black bear in a tree scratching his back and a Roosevelt Elk family. It was a very easy 10 mile trek without many elevation gains. Arrive EARLY!!! If you don’t you will be stuck with a tourist crowd bottlenecking the trailhead upon departure. We got to the trailhead at 7am on a weekday and no one else was in the parking lot except rangers and a few die-hards! Enjoy!

Crowded. But a nice, easy, meandering trail.

6/3 - Lexi ONP

So green and beautiful! Trail was easy to navigate.

hiking
bugs
muddy
snow
16 days ago

Sights at the top are amazing. Long and slightly scary gravel road on the way up. Lots of beautiful flowers and bees. Saw a bear in a distant meadow clearing and some curious chipmunks. Great views with very little work needed.

hiking
bugs
over grown
17 days ago

Easy hike and the vegetation was beautiful. We walked around for around an hour and it wasn’t crowded at all (we went mid week afternoon).

Good trail, planks are uneven so you need to keep your eyes on your feet, looking up can be dangerous. Otherwise we'll maintained. As with all these Pacific Beach trails you will have to scale a mound of tree debris to actually get to the beach.

Very easy trail and a lovely waterfall. Went mid week afternoon and wasn’t overly crowded.

hiking
bugs
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

I did about five miles of this trail before turning back. It’s mostly backpackers on the trail. I mainly did the trail to find the “quietest spot on earth” (google it). I couldn’t find the marker stone so it might not be there anymore but I did find the quiet area around 3.2 miles in. It was quiet. All I could hear was nature, no human-made sounds (airplanes, cars, etc).

The Hall of Mosses was amazing! It’s short and unfortunately crowded but worth it. The Spruce trail is great too. That one takes you into the forest and along the river.

The trail of mosses was a nice little hike with a great sampling of the rain forest.

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