Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail

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Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quinault, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles
108 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Directions from Amanda Park: Turn off of Highway 101 to the east just south of Amanda Park (north of Neilton). Continue for about 1.4 miles on South Shore Road to the Nature Trail parking lot.

3 months ago

After hiking in Hoh rain forest this was not impressive

11 months ago

Easy trail with great information along the way.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Easy and beautiful short trip we coming back via cedar bog

Monday, April 18, 2016

Easy Trail. Amazing trees to see here. The informative signs were great! Has been recent tree falling and trail has some slight damage but easy to walk around. Well worth the 20 Min to walk it.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Great interpretive trail for any age.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Beautiful place! easy hike

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Breathtaking scenery. Bring your camara. Old growth temporate rainforest.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Well maintained trail. Small Children will have a great time here. It was not crowded, but you will not be alone on this trail. The lake across the street provides an excelent area to have lunch in a shaded open grass field. There is also a Very large spruce tree at the campground near to the lake. A great day of easy hikes and lounging in the sun.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Bring your camera! Great short trail for the family. My first time in the area we walked this trail, and were blown away by forest scenery, huge old growth trees, and wildlife.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A breathtaking trail with so many shades of green it was hard to count. Easy for all levels with lots of waterfalls, bubbling creeks, and tons of moss covered trees.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Very nice walk. The forest comes alive with all the moss. It was beautiful the way the sun streaks through all the greenery. Saw a male Roosevelt Elk trying to shed his velvet in the woods.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

This hike is very easy, its just a loop through the Quinault Rain Forest within Olympia National Park. I went on a rainy day and it made it more enchanting with less people. The forest itself is probably second growth for the most part, maybe one or two old growth trees. You do see stumps of giants sadly. But the regrown forest is beautiful - tons of mosses and ferns, very lush and dense. Feels like you're walking in another world.

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