Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss

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Olympic National Park

Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Moss is a 1.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Forks, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 km Elevation Gain: 25 m Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

no dogs

Busy trail through lush Washington rainforest that's perfect for the whole family. Truly amazing flora with the huge old trees, mosses, lichens and ferns. An enchanting place.

hiking
5 days ago

The road to visitor center is still closed but you can walk the 6 miles in and back to get to trail. The walk in and out was serene and beautiful. The trail was completely empty except for some elk and myself. Such an amazing opportunity with no cars and seeing no other hikers for the first few hours. 12 mile walk on the road in and out was long but worth it to me.

hiking
10 days ago

Such a gorgeous hike. In my top 5 to show family when they come into the area. Good for kids who are used to following trail etiquette. The trail will be damp, if not muddy, but this is a rainforest so come prepared for rain.

hiking
closed
12 days ago

Beautiful! The road is closed 6 miles out but you can drive around the sign. 5 miles out there is a road gate that is closed. National Park service issuing courtesy tickets to those parking one mile in. It is a beautiful walk to the trail but 6 miles (12 round trip) is a long way for the short trail. The road in though is very scenic! The actual trail is nice and very pretty in the middle.

hiking
18 days ago

It would be heaven without mosquitoes here.

hiking
closed
26 days ago

Road to trail head is closed. With 6 miles left to drive up to it, there’s a closure barrier on the road. If you have a bike, you could still go, or by foot, if you wanted a 12 mile walk to a 1 mile loop trail. Its still 11 miles of a pretty scenic drive until you hit the closure. And some mountains in the background on the Hoh river

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with a beautifully clear stream, moss covered arc tree, rainforest humidity, and banana slugs. Lots of fun... a long ride from the main road.

hiking
2 months ago

Keep an eye out for banana slugs!

2 months ago

Entry fee is waived until further notice. Bathrooms are clean accessible. Beautiful short hike. Cougar and elk country.

hiking
2 months ago

Very very short. I’d pair this with another day hike if possible.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice and well maintained park. Parking was about a quarter full on a weekend during the off season so it felt nice and peaceful here. We saw a herd of Elk right off the trail- it was magical!

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Kinda cool, but a long drive for .9 walk around. The Black Forest before the ranger station was really cool.

hiking
4 months ago

Incredible yet easy hike. Surreal environment with beautiful moss covered trees.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Very muddy, which is to be expected this time of year. Nothing some waterproof boots couldn't handle. It was well worth it! Gorgeous forest setting. Incredibly blue and clear creeks, we saw coho salmon in them. The club moss hanging off the trees was the stuff of dreams!

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Rained the whole time, but the vegetation offered enough cover. I am happy I wore my waterproof hiking shoes, too. The trail was beautiful and we were pleasantly surprised by the 8-10 Roosevelt Elk grazing around the trail.

hiking
bugs
muddy
6 months ago

Easy trail. Beautiful scenery

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

Truly amazing flora with the huge old trees, mosses, lichens and ferns. An enchanting place. Lots of people even though it was raining lightly.

hiking
7 months ago

Very beautiful but only thing is people were camped out with chairs and tripods interrupting the paths in two sections. We were there by 9:15am so we checked back again after heading down the river path to the waterfall and they were still there.

hiking
muddy
7 months ago

Easy walk full of beautiful trees covered in drooping moss.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail, the rainforest is stunning.

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

Great hike. muddy with lots of puddles. Big bull elk right in front of parking lot.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail for kids and the family.

hiking
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful short hike through the most amazing trees. A true favorite of the peninsula. The lighting when the sun is setting makes the colors in photos look amazing.

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of beautiful trees. Love the green river. Spotted some mushrooms and a ton of slugs. Saw a field mouse too!

hiking
8 months ago

Wonderful trail. bring shoes that can get a bit muddy in case it rains.

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy trail but worth going to learn more about the rain forest. We even saw an owl sitting in a tree! We arrived relatively late on a Saturday (around 5:30 pm) but it was still pretty crowded so don’t expect an empty trail. Unfortunately we couldn’t do the whole loop because of a wasp nest.

hiking
9 months ago

Awe-inspiring old growth forest with incredible views of sitkas, the Hoh River, elk, & life growing upon life exponentially. The Hall of Moss was heavily trafficked, but that's typical of this attraction. There are two other trails: the Hoh River Trail is an absolute must-hike for all levels, & spans on for 17 miles (& backpacking trails beyond). For a lighter, shorter hike, the Spruce Trail is only a 1.2 mile loop, but worth every second. Visit incredibly early in the morning or closer to dusk for less traffic.

hiking
9 months ago

short and interesting first trail in a rainforest

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