Hoh River Trail is a 32.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forks, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Access to Mount Olympus Blue Glacier is by the Hoh River Trail. The Blue Glacier Way Trail begins 17.2 miles at Glacier Meadows.
I had a wonderful time on this trail! It is very well maintained for the most part. There is a washout about 14 miles up the trail where you have to use a cable ladder to go down a ravine, it's a scramble up to the other side. Luckily I met a hiker coming down the trail who gave directions to go left up the other side of the ravine because there is no marking as to where to go. The views of Blue Glacier at the end of the trail were absolutely amazing and worth every minute of the trip up! I will definitely be going again to summit West Peak of Mt Olympus.
The trail was easy with huge trees and next to a nice river. A few miles up there is a nice waterfall to view.
Only went about 4 miles in, but the river and the scenery are great. The water of the river is a gorgeous blue, and we found a giant 4-leaf clover by the trail.
We did the trail out to 5 Mile Island, out and back. It's a beautiful trail and not too busy in the middle of the week. The forest changed as we got further out from the start. Too many wonderful images to list.
Amazing. Did in March. Didn't see a park ranger, saw some fellow backpackers and some day hikers. Needed a wilderness permit from visitors center to hang on my backpack.
Trail is easy to follow, didn't need map or compass. Nice peeks of Olympic peak here and there. Beautiful wide braided turquoise river. Super beautiful. Flat at most times but sometimes hilly. Wide and tall trees. Lots of moss. Some of the campsites that are clearly marked on the trail have bear wire.
Amazingly beautiful day on the Hoh River and in the Rain Forrest! Great hike for kids.