Hoh River Trail

MODERATE 121 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
32.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5875 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

old growth

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

Access to Mount Olympus Blue Glacier is by the Hoh River Trail. The Blue Glacier Way Trail begins 17.2 miles at Glacier Meadows.

backpacking
9 hours ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

ancient trees and giant plants and bear sightings. a lovely cascading brook /waterfall. fairly flat, dusty highly used trail. worth the 4 mile trek to the Ent giants.

22 days ago

Most amazing experience!

hiking
23 days ago

backpacking
27 days ago

If you decide to backpack the whole way in one day, keep in mind that the last 2 miles of 15 are where all of the elevation come in... 2300+ft of elevation in 2 miles is tough and not for everyone. The views are outstanding and almost unreal. Definitely worth all of the blood, sweat, and tears.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

Wish we could have made it all the way but after the switchbacks up to Elk Lake we were cashed out. For our first backcountry trip it wasn't bad, found out a lot of things we packed in we didn't need and learned the essence of packing light. we ate like kings though! lol we got in late and self registered and stayed at one of the first campgrounds and then the following day we hiked up to the Olympic Ranger Station and set up camp near the riverbed. firewood was plenty. if we were smarter about it we would have left camp set up there to make it up further without all the extra weight but lesson learned. 3rd night we stayed in Lewis meadows along the river. very nice hike. would love to try it again and make it all the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike/walked 6 miles out and back to Tom Creek Trail, which featured a waterfall. It was moderately trafficked but still felt spacious and serene. A few views of the river were pleasant surprises too!

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Did it to Olympus station, camped and went back the next day. The hike isn't that long but it was quite warm and humid. We saw a black bear and it's cup what was really nice and camping along the rover was great.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Truly an amazing Hike and Climb!!! The Blue Glacier on a full moon is unbelievable and Mount Olympus has been on my list for the last couple of years... it is incredible!!

hiking
1 month ago

Unless you're planning on hiking all 20+ miles of this thing, I'd recommend having a plan or goal landmark to reach before you take off. Elsewise you might feel yourself just kind of wandering aimlessly trying to arbitrarily decide when to turn around.

There's tons of beauty here and frequent access to the river. There's also multiple waterfalls as you near the three-mile mark. These may serve as a good turnaround point for many. However, any distance traveled here should be worthy and enjoyable. Great temperate rainforest environment with a steadily flat and easy pathway throughout.

hiking
1 month ago