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Ancient Groves Nature Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

No dogs

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Frank Clouser
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Great little hike for families that offers a great view of the Pacific Northwest. Did this one with my three boys (all under 5). Great views of Sol Duc River, as well as a magnificent moss-covered forest. Couple great views, but be safe with drop-offs by the ravine. Bugs were a little bad, but if you've got mosquito spray and you keep moving, you'll be fine. All in all a wonderful short hike. Hiking under the forest canopy was spectacular!

Olivia S.
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Gary Myers
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HikingMuddy

Easy hike but great rewards with all the huge old majestic trees.

Katherine Holley
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Hiking

Beautiful hike through the woods with some river views. it is narrow in places without a guardrail over steep dropoffs. People afraid of heights be aware, and keep small kids close.

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Matthew Land
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UPDATE: PETS NOT ALLOWED. I put three stars but we didn’t actually get to do this one as pets (leashes or not) are not allowed. Just got turned away by Ranger Rick.

Dan Vang
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Hiking

Easy short hike through an ancient grove of trees above the Sol Duc River. Right off the road too. Definitely makes one feel small.

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Andy Michelle Cordonnier
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Hiking

Beautiful old growth forest. Enjoyed the short hike. Would recommend for anyone driving to Hot Springs.

Jeff K.
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Hiking

If you’re looking for a quick loop through mossy, green trees this is an extremely easy stroll. Pairs nicely before getting to Sol Duc Falls.

AllTrails User
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Hiking

Very easy little loop. Great for kids.

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Cara Woolweaver
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Short and sweet was how someone described it and I agree. You walk on a cliff next to water so that was a fun surprise.

Matt Hutcherson
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We enjoyed this hike more than Sol Duc Falls, but only because it offered much more serenity than the extremely busy Sol Duc Falls trail. We also found that the trees and moss (things you’d associate with rainforest) were more impressive on this trail than Sol Duc Falls. With that said, Sol Duc Falls is still worth doing, it’s very beautiful itself and the waterfall/bridge combo at the end is great, but you’d be selling yourself short if you also didn’t stop and do this leisurely 20 minute stroll, it’s a great bang for your buck!

kmcdowell1250 User
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Hiking

This place is magic. The old trees, the soft, mossy ground..... it’s beautiful. I could have spent the day just watching the light come through the canopy. We met a couple leaving as we were entering the short loop, but never saw anyone else. We arrived around 9:30 and the lighting was just gorgeous!The road is close by, but there was little traffic so the road noise didn’t ruin the magic. The drive off of 110 was pretty as well with lots of places to stop and hop around on rocks by the river. It’s worth the detour if you’re traveling along 110!

Alysha A
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Perfect trail! It’s so peaceful and not many people around. We got married in the middle of the forest on this trail! Such a magical spot!

madame33licious .
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This was such a magical and special place. No one on the trail beautiful views and so quite and serene. This is a must do if you are here. There are not a lot of trails in this part of the park . But even though this is really short it is so worth it

Amanda Quintana
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Short but sweet. Lots of trees and ferns.

Heidi Weaver
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D Carrigan
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Scott Ledee
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Allison Sherrin
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Meg Walsh
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Toni Dolan
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Clifford Jones
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Maggie Smith
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Frank Clouser
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Sadie Callow
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Ian W.
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MF ZB
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Oliver Mulcahy
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Kourtney Rykowski
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TJ McNulty
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