Explore the most popular birding trails near Forks with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We’ve done this trip on the Harley in late summer and it was beautiful throughout the whole loop!

Backpacked this loop on 7/7 - 7/8. Going clock-wise with a long 1st day (15 miles) and camped at Dear Lake, out 2nd day. The trail still has snow at the peak of High Divide but footprints were simple to follow. The basin was still full of snow and all basin lakes were still frozen, which was kinda disappointing. If you plan to come for basin lakes' photos, maybe 2-3 more weeks will be much better.

Beautiful! High traffic on the weekends.

Muddy, overgrown trail with lots of loose rocks and fallen trees. We were warned by other hikers about a beehive near the end, but turned around before we reached it. It's a quiet and scenic hike, but I've never slipped and tripped so much on a trail before, and can't say I really enjoyed it. Take poles and your sturdiest waterproof boots!

Terrain was pretty rough and there was overgrowth in a few places, poles would definitely be good to have. It was very quiet though, and a nice little hike.

Beautiful hike with wonderful views throughout. There are some wet spots, but we got through with just sneakers and stayed dry. Lots of inclines on the way in, so it's sure to get your heart pumping. The views on the bridge are wonderful. Well worth the drive.

Nice walk, shame it wasn't longer.

Beautiful, great for all ages, I would definitely go back

I did 3 days and 2 nights backpacking up Elip creek camp, then crossing over the Elip creek trail and staying at Three prune, I came down the skyline ridge trail to thee lakes and then hiked back to the trail head. It was definitely a challenging trail but fun. With lots of climbing.

Absolutely gorgeous! Trail is well maintained and very easy. It felt like a stroll.

Gorgeous, unique and short!

A very easy walk. I suggest walking at a slow pace and taking everything in. It will be over before you know it.

Such big and beautiful trees! Easy hike but a little crowded. Parking was a small ordeal. Overall would recommend it and would do again if in the area.

A short and interesting nature walk in the forest. Starts at Highway 101, across the road from campsite A54 at the Kalaloch Campground.

Great little loop with stunning views

If you are short on time . . Or ya just wanna park and be done . .this is it . . beautiful flat sandy beach at least 2 miles north and 2 miles south . . Can’t say much more except . . this is it!

hiking
20 days ago

Must do for all ages and abilities . . The beach is your “trail” . . the trail starts instantly on the beach. Go as little or as far as ya want . . great tide pools . . great ocean sound. Rocky beach . . Want a sandy beach? . . go to Shi Shi or Kalaloch Beach. Hole in the wall is a great unique feature.

Good overall hike. Not too many people which was nice. Once you get down to the creek towards the end things can get hairy, as thick & thorny vegetation encompasses either side of the trail. Once we finally saw the waterfall we had to traverse across a large fallen down tree to get to the landing area where everyone was hanging out.

23 days ago

I loved the photography here! Very easy hike, and definitely a great spot to easily access for sunset or sunrise if staying near by.

I did this trail on 6/14 to 6/16. Awesome scenery, full of green and water sources (the hike follows Quinalt River), so you don't have to take any water with you just the bottle with your filtration system. Bear canisters were required but available for free at the Ranger Station. We did 10 miles in the first day and
camped at Pyrite Campsite, by the river. Very pleasant site. It had a rock-fire-pit and some "tree-benches" to sit on. following day we hiked 4 miles to get to the valley. At the valley there are 2 very raw outpost restrooms around the chalet. didn't rain at all despite weather forecast saying it would. I really enjoyed this hike and recommend it

walking
27 days ago

Such amazing views and a beautiful place to be. It is definitely a popular spot to be at so if you are looking for some solitude I'd suggest going fairly early.

The sites are unbeatable. Tide pools are great. Drift wood burns quickly. Camp right next to the ocean with caution for high tide. This is not an actual "trail". It's a beach scramble through loose sand, and a lot of gallon sized rocks to large boulders. More walking on big rocks than on sand. Some areas are not passable at high tide. Many areas are quite slippery. Don't think you can go more than 10 miles per day.

1 month ago

Beautiful experience

hiking
1 month ago

A very nice place/beach to visit. Have a picnic there.

Peaceful. Beautiful. Family Friendly. Sun was shining with a cool breeze blowing. Logs are a bit overwhelming as there are many and all together but not all the same size or stable. Awesome large rocks In water make for a pretty background.

Peaceful, lightly populated, beautiful, light rainfall, easy hike and family friendly.

1 month ago

Use caution crossing logs. Beautiful setting but challenging to get photos without people stepping into shot. Well worth the visit.

Great train in Olympic forest , peaceful

This is an extremeley beautiful, but treacherous hike during this part of the year (Early June)

BEWARE:
Please come prepared with adequate winter equipment and gear. Also, bring appropriate camping materials to stay the night (or several) if you intend to do the full loop. Current conditions are icy and snow ridden. Snow levels are several feet deep starting from Deer Lake and increase progressively as you start to approach the High Divide. Most of the trail is hidden beneath the snow. Elevation gain is steep and high, so be sure to possess a fair amount of fitness before attempting this trail. Bring plenty of food and water.

Have an amazing time!

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