Heart O' the Forest Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
#30 of 158 trails in

Heart O' the Forest Trail is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
784 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

forest

river

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
22 days ago

The first mile is more like a leisurely walk, beautiful old growth forest. I think not as many people make it through the second mile, as the trail is a bit more overgrown and gets more rugged--steeper, more roots in the path. But it's a good hike for beginning or intermediate hikers.

hiking
1 month ago

Just outside Port Angeles this short out and back trail does not disappoint. Peaceful, quiet, and serene are just a few words used to describe. The elevated boardwalk about 3/4 way down has seen better days so watch your footing.

hiking
2 months ago

Peaceful, serene. Not crowded; I ran into only 2 other (small) groups during the hike on a beautiful day. You don't want to miss this one... it's a low-investment, high-reward hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing. You really feel like in the heart of the forest. Hiked it on the first day of spring, March 20. No snow on trail anymore. A couple of trees fell across the trail and you need to climb over them but it's nothing serious. The trailhead is at Loop E of the Heart O' the Hills Campground. The trail is narrow and winding but not difficult. Towards the end of the trail you can see and hear the creek down below.

hiking
4 months ago

A wonderful, narrow, winding trail. Really feels like the heart of the forest. Very little elevation gain. There was no snow on the trail on March 20. A couple of fallen trees to climb over on the way, but nothing bad. Towards the end of the trail, you can see and hear a beautiful creek down below.

4 months ago

The road is closed trying to get to Heart O' The Hills trailhead, you have to walk passed the closed gate about 200 yards to get to the start of the trailhead which starts at E loop. The trail is so tranquil, we were the only ones on the it. Minimal snow patches, wet and soggy trail. Lots of roots through trail. Few trees down to hurtle over.

hiking
10 months ago

Lovely old forest and fairly level. Except for the last part following the creek. We couldn´t find exactly where the trail ended, so turned back.

hiking
10 months ago

easy trail with an amazing amount of interesting old growth "points of interest" - I loved it!!!

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nice easy trail, requires a little scrambling over some fallen trees. Saw a banana slug on our hike.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Beautiful Forest, green and lush. Watch out for some trees fallen across the trail and at kilometre 3.5, I think, I had to turn around because of an earth rush on the trail.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

lovely

walking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Quite easy walk through dense and dark wild rain forest. Met a salamander, but no people at all, it was very quiet. Starting point is located in Loop E of the campground.

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