Explore the most popular forest 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.

Easy hike with beautiful lush scenery. Short and great if you only have 15-20 minutes to explore.

Beautiful trail! The views are amazing the whole time. stop off and have a snack at Pony Bridge and sit in awe of the river and majesty of the forest!!

this trail is washed out .have to find the trail just to countinue farther.

Nice hike for someone who has limited fitness and mobility who wants to enjoy the outdoors and get a sampling of what the Hoh Rain Forest has to offer.

hiking
9 days ago

We went up and crossed over the falls and returned via the road to the hot springs resort. There were very few other people out on a Friday—the weather was lovely and there were some great views. Be prepared to cross some shallow rapids—a little dicey but just enough to feel like it was a serious hike ;)

backpacking
12 days ago

Just amazing.

This trail name, tags and it’s reviews are misleading. There’s is no hot spring along it. Don’t waste your time if looking for a hot spring.

Don't let the first half of the trail fool you. Once you get to the river it really opens up and gets beautiful. The tree setting on the Hall of Moss Trail is better but the river area is beautiful and open.

Quick easy hike with some stunning and beautiful trees. Wish it was a bit longer though.

This hike is absolutely STUNNING. There is so much to take in along the way. Road there has a lot of potholes. Highly recommend.

hiking
18 days ago

Relaxing walk. Well maintained trails. Unfortunately, I did the Hoh rain forest walk first, the view wasn’t that impressive after doing the Hoh.

Very nice walk. Not intense at all. Awesome forest full of huge trees over hundreds years old. Highly recommended.

Hiked the East Fork Quinault River Trail from the Graves Creek Trailhead to Pyrites on day one (4-23-18). Then back to O'Neil Creek Camp for day two and out on day three. I wanted to go on to the Enchanted Valley on day one, but I could not make it with my 60 year old legs along with the challenging rocky trails, that test your ankles, and the many blow-downs on the trail. It is a beautiful forest trail with an amazing amount of coverage and shade. Many sounds, tracks and signs of wildlife. Although I saw many Elk on the way to the trail head driving in, I never saw any hiking, nor did I see any bear. Camping along the creek is fantastic with a deep sleep provided by the sound of the water. I will return with a lighter pack, stronger legs and a greater determination to make the Enchanted Valley.

hiking
19 days ago

Great short hike. Saw three elk and enjoyed the surroundings.

hiking
19 days ago

Great easy hike. Go at low tide to see starfish in tide pools.

walking
19 days ago

We saw an elk! Nice, easy stroll to the river. The interpretive signs were informative and interesting to read. The drive to the trail is glorious.

An enchanting part of the world. The only temperate rainforest in the world: a must see!

backpacking
23 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous backpacking trip. My son and I hiked from la push road/3rd beach south and back, spending 3 nights camping on the beach. Left our rental car there along La Push roadside with no problems. Its just an amazing coastline. Very humid so a campfire feels great to dry out by every evening. One of the most relaxing hikes we have undertaken. The overland passes with ropes/ladders were fun, and the variety of beach plus maritime forest made for interesting days. We opted for hammock camping on this one instead of our tent and that was a great choice. Saw very little if any wildlife but the tidal pools and scenery made up for it.

Hiked mid-April 2018, camping at the Chalet. It's clearly early season as much trail maintenance is required at this point in time. Many blow downs and water running down and along the trail. Had to bushwack several sections or walk through a 3-inch deep stream that could be considered a trail on a dry day. The last two miles or so to the chalet is under snow, and luckily there were some footprints from previous hikers, from maybe a week ago, that indicated some kind of trail. We were completely alone up here. The last hiker we saw was still before Pony Creek, and we didn't see anyone else until the next day when we approached Fire Creek. The trail is washed out when you enter the valley, so be prepared to do some climbing until maintenance arrives. By this point we had given up on trying to stay dry because it seemed impossible no matter how hard we tried. Found some snow-free tent spots behind the chalet and promptly froze my ass off through the night. Thankfully it was so cold the bears didn't bother us up there, though we did see some around mile 10, along with lots of elk. In the morning the fog had cleared and we saw the mountain peaks that were obscured the previous evening. Hiked back down in the sunshine, enjoying the wild and gnarly landscape. Water is in abundance so you can keep a light pack, I never carried more than a Liter at a time. If I needed more I could stop anywhere to fill up and filter. Overall it was a very good and challenging hike and would definitely recommend to others, but prepare for wintery conditions higher up for the next few weeks.

backpacking
1 month ago

My friend and I roughed it all the way up to Elk Lake in the early Spring, but decided to turn back once we got up past our knees in snow. Parts of the trail were underwater, but we were prepared for that. Its just the snow we were not prepared for. Beautiful trail though with lots of life.... and rain.

Not as nice as Hall of Moss. But it does take you close to the river.

So beautiful! Huge trees totally covered in Moss for the whole trail. It made me want to do the whole Hoh River trail when I have time.

Stunning views. Beautiful place. The parking lot at the trailhead is convenient, has restrooms, easy to find. The road leading to it is paved all the way. There is a small restaurant on the way. The sand on the beach is black and there are a lot of pebbles. Amazing walk. Seagulls and even an eagle.

It is so beautiful. A nice easy to follow loop with information about plants that you can read as you go along. There are also poems about nature by different poets, such as William Wordsworth, Theodore Roethke, Langston Hughes. Beautiful green mosses drape the trees. There is a short side trail to a cute maple grove.

hiking
1 month ago

A wonderful forest hike along the bank of the Hoh River. Parts of the trail are muddy. There is a beautiful little waterfall along the way. There are several camp sites; you register at the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center but you do not reserve camp spots, except for the farthest ones. Hoh Rainforest gets 14 feet of rain a year; the most in November and the least in July and August.

To call it a loop is misleading. It does connect, you just have to use some critical thinking skills. Also, it is more than 5.5 miles. That being said, it was worth the aggravation on the way back. The trail goes through a drive in camp site that has a hard top road. You will pass two toilet facilities on the return trip almost back to the resort.

There were some minor falls all along the trail and the main falls were amazing! The old growth and mossy trees reminded me of where Tree Beard would live if we were in Middle Earth. Some wash out areas and tree falls made it slightly difficult to navigate. Overall, worth it. Make sure you have water proof boots.

Pretty scenery with lots of informational signs about the flora. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of people and loud because of it. Great for people at all levels! An average person can probably do it in about 20 minutes, so it doesn't take long. Add it on to another hike in the area!

off road driving
1 month ago

Very secluded didn’t see a single person while we were there. We got to see a herd of Elk which was AMAZING and why I rated 4 stars. Otherwise not much on the road didn’t get to go all the way through it was closed so had to turn back.

hiking
1 month ago

We checked this trail out after doing the Hall of Moss loop. We went about half way to Tom Creek Trail. It was pouring rain! Trail was very muddy so def need some good hiking shoes if you plan on going soon. This trail was nice you get more moss, big trees and a view of the river.

Pouring rain when we were there but very pretty. Short and easy loop.

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