Hoh River Trail

MODERATE 131 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
5 days ago

Only completed a portion of this trail coming off the High Divide to spend the day down at the lake. The fairly steep climb down and back up was well worth the diversion from the initial plans.

hiking
12 days ago

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hiking
19 days ago

We walked the Hall of Mosses trail then hiked down the Hoh River trail to the falls. I felt like I was in one of the worlds from the old computer game Myst! Just beautiful!

27 days ago

backpacking
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backpacking
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hiking
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backpacking
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hiking
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hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

Most amazing experience!

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
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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.